Blockchain interoperability is required to make Web3 efficient
Blockchains are much more than just storage and communication systems. Each of them has a unique history, community, and culture that should be preserved.
Some communities are concentrating their efforts on developing “sound money” alternatives to present fiat currencies. Others are concentrating their efforts on increasing raw computing power or storage capacity. Users can gather basketball shots and other sporting events on some blockchains. Others are establishing themselves as metaverses for the development of a specific cultural or gaming culture.
We must create environments that allow these communities to thrive and innovate. Like borders, languages, and currencies, Blockchain designs allow cultural differences to thrive rather than being absorbed by a more powerful neighbor.
Investment in bridges is required that allow blockchain ecosystems to connect, as long as these bridges grow organically to meet the demands of their users rather than being imposed top-down by government-sponsored standards. We must encourage variety. We must also foster community dialogue, just like we do in the actual world.
The key to a multichain world is interoperability.
Blockchain interoperability refers to a set of protocols that let multiple blockchains communicate with one another, transfer digital assets and data, and improve collaboration. Decentral cross-chain bridges allow data and assets to be transferred between blockchains like Ethereum, Bitcoin, EOS, Binance Smart Chain, Litecoin, etc.
💥 Cross-Chain Bridge enables @Nexo deposits from all chains!
— Cross-Chain Bridge | $BRIDGE (@CCB_Bridge) May 4, 2022
The transmission of a cryptocurrency’s liquidity from one blockchain to another is now the most common use case for interoperability. Second, allowing users to trade one chain’s asset for another chain’s asset. Third, users will be able to borrow assets on one chain by posting tokens or NFTs as collateral on a different network.
Each bridge technique makes its own architectural concessions, speed, security, and trust assumptions. Each blockchain follows its own set of regulations, and bridges act as a neutral zone where users can switch back and forth between them. It significantly improves the user experience.
These trade-offs may be difficult for end-users to comprehend. Furthermore, when an asset crosses multiple bridges to reach the hands of the end-user, the risks associated with each bridge technique may compound.
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Summons to action
As members of the Web3 ecosystem, we have a responsibility to promote a multichain world and make it safer as more people join.
Everybody has a job to do. Cross-chain bridges must be open about dangers and resist the need to expand at all costs; they must also make bug bounties public. Public risk ratings and event reporting should be made available by security researchers and analytics platforms. Blockchain protocols and wallet operators should agree on lists of cryptocurrencies and smart contracts that are officially supported on each chain. Developers of dapps should strive to provide simple user experiences while maintaining the basic principles of decentralization and user ownership. End-users must also be assisted in “doing their own research” by media outlets and key opinion leaders.
We need to get away from “winner takes all” dynamics and provide the user and development communities with a brighter future. We wanted — and still want — to break free from the chains of centralization, which is why the Web3 movement gained pace. A significant step toward a completely decentralized, multichain economy will be the frictionless flow of information and tokens between different blockchains.