Report urges central banks to work together on digital currency interoperability

International agencies are urging central banks to consider interoperability early in the design of central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures, the BIS Innovation Hub, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank released a report Monday that looked at three options for cross-border interoperability that address challenges including high costs, low speed, limited accessibility and lack of transparency. The present publication was a response to a 2020 Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures report that identified 19 building blocks…

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Wire Network’s new protocol aims to end Web3 interoperability woes

Layer-1 blockchain platform Wire Network announced the launch of its blockchain interoperability protocol called the Universal Polymorphic Address Protocol (UPAP). In the Web3 ecosystem, which is nascent compared to the larger crypto market, the primary interaction occurs over digital goods and nonfungible tokens (NFTs). However, a growing number of Web3 platforms lack interoperability, which could be a huge roadblock to a seamless Web3 experience. Wire Network aims to change that with its universal wallet address protocol. Blockchain interoperability is the ability to share information across different blockchain networks without restrictions. With…

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Why cross-chain interoperability matters for DeFi

The modern DEX is designed to take advantage of the benefits of both CEX and DEXs by leveraging innovative technologies to enable more efficient transactions. Since limitations are presented for both the modern CEX and DEX, many propose that for widespread asset adoption, a non-custodial platform that supports assets across many networks is needed. In theory, this experience would enable users to control their funds at all times without giving up the flexibility of a promising user experience. Polkadex has proposed this next exchange iteration as a decentralized peer-to-peer order…

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The metaverse puts the digital asset interoperability challenge on steroids

In his monthly crypto tech column, Israeli serial entrepreneur Ariel Shapira covers emerging technologies within the crypto, decentralized finance and blockchain space, as well as their roles in shaping the economy of the 21st century. In the year 2022, we no longer need to ponder how many stars there are in the sky — Yale astronomer Dorrit Hoffleit has already established that humans can see about 9,096 from Earth with the naked eye. Now that we are past that, we might as well start pondering how many metaverses there are…

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Interoperability push puts attention back on Polkadot

The Polkadot ecosystem sorely underperformed compared to other layer-1 networks in 2021, while the slow roll-out of parachain auctions and mainnet launches left the network playing catch-up in 2021. It appears that this trend came to an end in mid-March when numerous projects in the Polkadot ecosystem saw their prices climb higher after users began to engage with networks that expanded their offerings and made a push toward Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) compatibility. DOT, GLMR, ACA, ASTR, SAITO, CFG and KYL in USDT pairs. Source: TradingView Here’s a look at…

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Neutrino, Vires Finance and Waves bag 100%+ gain after pivot toward interoperability

Ongoing developments on the global stage continue to cause havoc in traditional markets and in the cryptocurrency sector. Despite these headwinds, projects in the Waves ecosystem have managed to climb higher in both price and total value locked (TVL) as a renewed focus on interoperability with popular blockchain networks brought fresh momentum. Total value locked on the top 3 Waves protocols. Source: Defi Llama Here’s a closer look at the top-performing assets in the Waves ecosystem that have managed to post positive gains despite negative macroeconomic factors that are pressuring…

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Komodo (KMD) rallies 54% after major push to expand interoperability with AtomicDEX

Interoperability between separate blockchain networks has become a major theme in the cryptocurrency market over the past year, but several major exploits — such as the $321 million Wormhole exploit — have highlighted the difficulties in achieving cross-chain transfers in a secure manner. One protocol that has been gaining traction in February thanks to its alternative approach to achieving cross-chain interoperability is Komodo, an open, composable multichain platform that is home to the AtomicDEX wallet and non-custodial decentralized exchange. Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView shows that after hitting a…

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Cross-chain bridge tokens moon as crypto shifts toward interoperability

Interoperability is shaping up to be one of the main themes for the cryptocurrency market in 2022 as projects across the ecosystem unveil integrations that make their networks Ethereum (ETH) Virtual Machine (EVM) compatible. While this has been one of the long-term goals of the ecosystem as a step on the path to an interconnected network of protocols, it has also created a new decentralized finance (DeFi) market for multi-chain bridges and decentralized finance. Here are three of the top volume cross-chain bridges that the cryptocurrency community uses to transfer…

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Moonbeam (GLMR) launch brings EVM interoperability closer to the Polkadot network

Cross-chain compatibility with the Ethereum (ETH) network has become a necessary component for any layer-one protocol looking to remain relevant because a majority of projects and funds locked in smart contracts are found on the top-ranked smart contract platform.  After years of development and promises of interoperability, the Polkadot network moved toward its first Ethereum virtual machine (EVM) compatible smart contract protocol with the launch of Moonbeam (GLMR). The platform is designed to make it easy to use Ethereum developer tools to build or re-deploy Solidity projects in a Substrate-based…

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ICON commits $200M to interoperability incentive fund

The ICON Foundation announced plans to launch an interoperability incentive program for 200 million ICX, or approximately $200 million at the time of publication. The foundation supports the development of the ICON network, South Korea’s largest public aggregator chain. The foundation said that it hopes this program will incentivize the ICON community and its partner networks to adopt ICON’s Blockchain Transmission Protocol, or BTP. The incentive program aims to distribute up to 200 million ICX tokens over a period of five years, primarily funded by the ICX reserve allocation raised during…

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