# High-level Overview

Learn about Uptick and its primary features.

# What is Uptick

Uptick is a scalable, high-throughput Proof-of-Stake blockchain that is fully compatible and interoperable with Ethereum. It's built using the Cosmos SDK (opens new window) which runs on top of Tendermint Core (opens new window) consensus engine.

Uptick allows for running vanilla Ethereum as a Cosmos (opens new window) application-specific blockchain. This allows developers to have all the desired features of Ethereum, while at the same time, benefit from Tendermint’s PoS implementation. Also, because it is built on top of the Cosmos SDK, it will be able to exchange value with the rest of the Cosmos Ecosystem through the Inter Blockchain Communication Protocol (IBC).

# Features

Here’s a glance at some of the key features of Uptick:

Uptick enables these key features by:

The sum of these features allows developers to leverage existing Ethereum ecosystem tooling and software to seamlessly deploy smart contracts which interact with the rest of the Cosmos ecosystem (opens new window)!

# Quick Facts Table

Property Value
Uptick Testnet 7000
Uptick Mainnet (not yet live) 117
Block Time ~7 seconds