Acala and all Substrate-based chains are fundamentally different from Ethereum. If we are trying to emulate an Ethereum node, we will suffer from the worst of both worlds. It will be a step backward for us to inherit all the restrictions from a legacy blockchain platform.
We see EVM as one part of the Acala/Substrate/Polkadot, together the Acala network will provide a categorically different experience. Acala EVM will try to achieve these design goals
Enable users to have a complete full-stack Acala (and Substrate) experience seamlessly with a single wallet.
Enable protocol composability for EVM and runtime
Enable developers to develop and deploy DApps on Acala with great tooling support
The Acala EVM delivers the following benefits and features from the best of both Ethereum and Substrate platforms: