Why Build on Shell

Build with simpler and modular code

Why Build on Shell Protocol?

Shell Protocol simplifies and cuts down on the code you have to write, making it an excellent place to start building. In addition, its novel and hyper-efficient architecture opens up several app possibilities that were previously very difficult or infeasible.
​Building on Shell means you can create precise AMMs and compose complex atomic transactions without writing a single line of Solidity code. It means your financial primitives will require no accounting logic, making them simpler and easier to understand. It means your users will pay up to 4x less gas and gain access to more capital-efficient liquidity pools with fungible LP tokens.
There is no downside to being an early primitive on Shell. Even at its highest, gas costs for Shell primitives are no higher than those of existing DeFi protocols. But as the ecosystem grows, there will be more and more opportunities to compose primitives on the Ocean — enabling complex, low-gas transactions — and drawing in increasingly more users, builders, and assets.


For information about Shell's partner program, check out the Alpha Fleet. Builders are also encouraged to hop on the Shell Discord to chat with the core team.