Neon EVM is engaged on letting customers pay transaction charges with tokens aside from the platform’s native token NEON. This function is at present dwell on testnet and it is scheduled to go dwell on Neon EVM’s devnet within the coming weeks, with mainnet assist anticipated in Q1 2024.
Neon is an Ethereum-based sensible contract layer on Solana. The brand new function give customers transacting in Solana-based tokens, corresponding to SOL, USDC and USDT, the choice to pay transaction charges within the transacting token fairly than its native NEON token, in response to an announcement. The Neon DAO will take into account which extra tokens to assist sooner or later.
The initiative additionally means customers can bridge tokens from Ethereum to Solana to be used in Neon EVM ecosystem dapps or companies with out requiring the NEON token, simplifying the consumer expertise.
“We’re very excited to introduce this important enhancement to Neon EVM,” Neon Basis director Marina Guryeva mentioned within the assertion. “This development reinforces our dedication to offering dapps with unparalleled flexibility and customers with decrease transaction prices and comfort.”
Fixing the ’empty tank’ drawback
Neon EVM’s multi-token transaction price funds are designed to assist tackle the frequent “empty tank” concern, the place customers could not be capable to make outgoing transactions from their crypto wallets with out first topping it up with a local token from one other pockets to cowl the transaction charges.
Moreover, the replace additionally permits dapps to cowl the charges, enabling software suppliers to supply fee-free transactions as a part of their service choices.
Neon EVM went dwell in July, enabling builders to construct Ethereum-native functions on Solana, providing additional scaling alternatives by way of the high-speed blockchain. Neon’s implementation works as a sensible contract constructed on high of Solana to deploy Ethereum Digital Machine code — one thing not beforehand attainable on the community.