Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  1. What is Abstract?

Abstract is a CosmWasm development platform designed to empower developers to craft secure and dynamic applications effortlessly. It boasts a modular architecture and provides an exhaustive range of tools, streamlining the development process and catalyzing the innovation of solutions in the blockchain space.

  1. Who can use Abstract?

There are two faces to Abstract:

  • For developers who want to build any CosmWasm-based application quickly and securely, leveraging the security and modularity of the Abstract framework.
  • For project ideators who want to setup their applications quickly and get their MVP out the door ASAP. Create an Abstract Account and install modules available in the marketplace to expose application functionality.
  1. How does Abstract differ from other blockchain platforms?

While there are other blockchain frameworks available, Abstract stands out due to its unique combination of a modular architecture, CosmWasm integration, and comprehensive developer tools, all aimed at simplifying and enhancing the development experience.

  1. How can I get started with Abstract?

To get started with Abstract, check out getting started! You will find comprehensive guides, tutorials, and resources to help you understand the platform’s features and functionality. Additionally, you can join our developer community on Discord to connect with like-minded developers and seek assistance if needed.

  1. Can I contribute to the Abstract ecosystem?

Absolutely! Abstract values community contributions and welcomes developers to contribute to the growth of CosmWasm. The best ways for you to contribute are by creating modules (see the getting started docs), sharing your insights and knowledge, participating in discussions, and collaborating on some of our open-source projects. Check out the Contributing page to learn more about how you can get involved.

  1. What are the costs associated with using Abstract?

Abstract offers various tiers, free and paid depending on your needs. For a detailed breakdown of costs, it’s best to visit our plans page or contact the Abstract team for specific pricing details.

  1. How does Abstract ensure the security of financial applications?

The marketplace on which all modules are registered and installed requires that each module be audited and conform to our security standards. Additionally, the modular architecture allows developers to leverage pre-built functionalities and best practices, reducing the risk of vulnerabilities. We are partnering with Oak Security to ensure every module is up to spec.

  1. How can I stay updated with Abstract’s latest developments?

Follow us on X @AbstractSDK to stay in the loop with our latest advancements!

  1. What about cw-orchestrator?

cw-orchestrator is a CosmWasm scripting, testing, and deployment tool designed to simplify interactions with CosmWasm smart contracts. By providing a set of macros that generate type-safe interfaces for your contracts, it not only enhances the code’s readability and maintainability but also reduces testing and deployment overhead. Check it out!

  1. Where can I seek support if I face issues?

The Abstract community is active and welcoming. If you’re encountering issues or have questions, you can join our developer community on Discord or browse the platform’s documentation for detailed guides and answers.