Hello Ethereum friends.
we are excited to announce that Connext has released its biggest upgrade: Amarok.
Connext is an interoperability protocol that has always focused on trust-minimization: the ability to create a resilient infrastructure that cannot be manipulated by anyone.
What can you do with Connext?
1- Bridge tokens: bridge $ETH and $USDC across Optimism, Arbitrum, Polygon, Gnosis Chain and BNB. More chains coming soon.
– Build xApps: applications that securely interact with multiple chains. Think about a
Why is this different than [insert name of other bridge]? Because there isn't an external party that can control your funds.
The majority of bridges out there use an external network of validators/noeds that monitor one chain, and confirm that something can happen on another chain (ex: mint/burn tokens). The issue is that that entity then becomes in charge of your funds.
Connext instead has no nodes. It relies on the same rollup bridges to move messages around, and uses Ethereum as the central secure hub.
Read more in the official announcement.
Try the new bridge.
Let us know what you think
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