- Wanchain creates new bridges to connect WAN with GLMR, DOT with GLMR, and GLMR with MOVR
- Wanchain is also deploying bridges for Moonriver’s Substrate Cross-chain assets
- xcKSM to become the first asset to benefit from Wanchain’s cross-chain solutions
- After developing decentralized bridges for key blockchains (including the first BTC-ETH direct bridge), Wanchain is moving on to integration of “Layer 0” bridges
- Wanchain intensifies effort to drive adoption through interoperability, helping to power the future of Web3
In a bid to continue driving blockchain adoption through interoperability, Wanchain has integrated new bridges that connect a handful of DeFi projects. The leading blockchain interoperability solution has deployed bridges that connect Wanchain (WAN) with Moonbeam (GLMR), Moonbeam with the Polkadot Relay Chain, and Moonbeam with Moonriver (MOVR).
In addition to the bridges for the three major projects (GLMR, MOVR, and DOT), Wanchain is set to deploy bridges that are compatible with Moonriver’s Substrate cross-chain assets, namely xcKSM, xcKAR, xcKINT, xcRMRK, xcBNC, and xcKBTC.
Unique solutions for extensive interoperability
Already, these cross-chain assets can send messages between themselves and the Relay Chain. This is possible because they use Polkadot’s XCM format and XCMP transport protocol. These two innovative solutions enable the transfer of Substrate-native assets between a parachain and its relay chain (for example, Moonbeam and Polkadot), as well as between parachains connected to the same relay chain.
As wonderful as the two solutions may be, they are plagued by the same problem that troubles other heterogeneous Layer 1 networks – messages and data cannot be transferred to other ecosystems natively. Enter Wanchain.
As the premier decentralized blockchain solution, Wanchain deploys bridges that facilitate cross-chain data exchange. The newest bridges enable the movement and usage of these assets outside the Dotsama ecosystem (Polkadot and Kusama). The very first asset to benefit from this innovative solution is xcKSM. The digital asset will now be able to move between Wanchain, Moonriver, and Wanchain with ease.
Though Polkadot and Kusama are distinct and independent platforms, they are related in some ways. In fact, they are built on the same code base. A majority of Polkadot-powered parachains maintain a Kusama-based canary network. This is the reason a solid connection between the two and associated parachains is considered critical.
Bridging blockchains to drive adoption
From all indications, Wanchain is truly dedicated to creating a completely decentralized cross-chain environment for all blockchains. The Wide Area Network chain is currently creating solutions for “Layer 0” blockchains like Polkadot. The team is obviously working hard to expedite interoperability between notable ecosystems like Ethereum, Avalanche, Polkadot, and Kusama.
Already, Wanchain had successfully deployed decentralized bridges for key blockchains, including the very first Bitcoin-Ethereum direct bridge. Moving on to the integration of Layer 0 bridges is a right step in the right direction. It is in line with Wanchain’s vision of driving blockchain adoption through interoperability.
Commenting on recent developments, Wanchain’s Vice President of Business Development Li Ni said:
“Creating solutions to connect the most popular blockchains is key for growing the whole blockchain industry. And yet, nowadays, the enormous number of different public and private blockchains demands just as many unique solutions. There is no one-size-fits-all solution. For that reason, we are now focusing on more sophisticated issues that still need to be solved, such as connecting Layer 0 solutions, especially due to the rising popularity of the Dotsama ecosystem.”
The Founder of Moonbeam, Derek Yoo, is excited about the possibilities the Wanchain bridges offer. In his words:
“The proliferation of chains means that no one interoperability solution can provide connectivity to all destinations. The team at Wanchain have a unique solution providing cross-chain transactions and asset transfer to destinations, including Ethereum, Bitcoin, and EOS. We look forward to supporting developers building multi-chain applications leveraging the Wanchain integration to open new trade routes and new markets of users and assets.”
Wanchain is definitely an important infrastructure for the blockchain industry. In many ways, it is helping to power the future of Web3.