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A blockchain bridge provides a connection that allows for the transfer of tokens or data between two different blockchain ecosystems.

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A significant challenge of blockchains to date is their lack of interoperability. Once a developer builds their decentralized application on any particular platform, they’re generally locked into that platform with no opportunity to leverage any of the benefits of other blockchains.

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For example, Ethereum has well-documented scalability issues that many developers probably hoped would be solved by now. If they move to another, faster platform, such as EOS, then they lose out on the benefits that Ethereum does offer: a large community, a widely supported token standard and the most-adopted smart contract platform.

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Therefore, a developer can use a bridge to send their token from one blockchain platform to another, leveraging the benefits of both. In a truly interoperable blockchain ecosystem, tokens, data and smart contracts could potentially travel between many different platforms.

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Bridges generally use some kind of mint-and-burn protocol to keep token supply constant across all platforms. When the token leaves one blockchain, it is burned or locked, and an equivalent token is minted on the opposite blockchain. Conversely, when the token moves back to its original network, the “twin” token is burned or locked.

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A blockchain bridge provides a connection that allows for the transfer of tokens or data between two different blockchain ecosystems.

nn

A significant challenge of blockchains to date is their lack of interoperability. Once a developer builds their decentralized application on any particular platform, they’re generally locked into that platform with no opportunity to leverage any of the benefits of other blockchains.

nn

For example, Ethereum has well-documented scalability issues that many developers probably hoped would be solved by now. If they move to another, faster platform, such as EOS, then they lose out on the benefits that Ethereum does offer: a large community, a widely supported token standard and the most-adopted smart contract platform.

nn

Therefore, a developer can use a bridge to send their token from one blockchain platform to another, leveraging the benefits of both. In a truly interoperable blockchain ecosystem, tokens, data and smart contracts could potentially travel between many different platforms.

nn

Bridges generally use some kind of mint-and-burn protocol to keep token supply constant across all platforms. When the token leaves one blockchain, it is burned or locked, and an equivalent token is minted on the opposite blockchain. Conversely, when the token moves back to its original network, the “twin” token is burned or locked.

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There are many benefits to using blockchain bridges. For example, a DApp developer using Ethereum frequently suffers issues with poor user experience due to slow transaction processing speed and expensive gas fees during times of high traffic and congestion. By using a bridge, they can send their token onto another blockchain for processing at a higher speed and a lower cost. This means that the developer can continue to run their DApp on Ethereum, using ERC-20 token standards and tapping into Ethereum’s vibrant developer and user community.

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Both blockchain ecosystems also benefit from developers using the bridge. It reduces network traffic on Ethereum by dispersing it over other, less congested blockchains, thus going some way to solving Ethereum’s ongoing scalability challenges. The other blockchain gains exposure to — and adoption by — the Ethereum community.

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Use cases for a bridge could include instant payments at point of sale, which has so far been virtually impossible given the scalability challenges of Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH). Bridges could also prove useful for DApps needing instant settlement for a seamless user experience, such as casino games.

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There are many benefits to using blockchain bridges. For example, a DApp developer using Ethereum frequently suffers issues with poor user experience due to slow transaction processing speed and expensive gas fees during times of high traffic and congestion. By using a bridge, they can send their token onto another blockchain for processing at a higher speed and a lower cost. This means that the developer can continue to run their DApp on Ethereum, using ERC-20 token standards and tapping into Ethereum’s vibrant developer and user community.

nn

Both blockchain ecosystems also benefit from developers using the bridge. It reduces network traffic on Ethereum by dispersing it over other, less congested blockchains, thus going some way to solving Ethereum’s ongoing scalability challenges. The other blockchain gains exposure to — and adoption by — the Ethereum community.

nn

Use cases for a bridge could include instant payments at point of sale, which has so far been virtually impossible given the scalability challenges of Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH). Bridges could also prove useful for DApps needing instant settlement for a seamless user experience, such as casino games.

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Several projects have now released their own versions of a blockchain bridge.

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The Syscoin-Ethereum bridge, launched at the start of the year, enables trustless interoperability between Ethereum and Syscoin’s network. Syscoin gives ERC-20 tokens access to an interactive, instant settlement protocol called “zero-confirmation directed acyclic graph” that’s capable of processing over 60,000 transactions per second, verified by an independent auditor.

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RSK, the second-layer smart contract platform operating on the Bitcoin blockchain, also released its RSK token bridge early this year. The RSK bridge allows assets to travel between RSK and Ethereum, effectively introducing interoperability between Bitcoin and Ethereum.

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Wanchain was one of the earlier projects to enter the interoperability space. In January, it launched the fourth version of its mainnet, introducing the T-Bridge framework, which enables the transfer of data and digital assets between blockchains.

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Several projects have now released their own versions of a blockchain bridge.

nn

The Syscoin-Ethereum bridge, launched at the start of the year, enables trustless interoperability between Ethereum and Syscoin’s network. Syscoin gives ERC-20 tokens access to an interactive, instant settlement protocol called “zero-confirmation directed acyclic graph” that’s capable of processing over 60,000 transactions per second, verified by an independent auditor.

nn

RSK, the second-layer smart contract platform operating on the Bitcoin blockchain, also released its RSK token bridge early this year. The RSK bridge allows assets to travel between RSK and Ethereum, effectively introducing interoperability between Bitcoin and Ethereum.

nn

Wanchain was one of the earlier projects to enter the interoperability space. In January, it launched the fourth version of its mainnet, introducing the T-Bridge framework, which enables the transfer of data and digital assets between blockchains.

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Much like blockchains themselves, bridges can be operated on a spectrum of decentralization. The bridges outlined above fall into two categories: federated and trustless.

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A federated bridge is run in a similar way to a private or permissioned blockchain. The project establishes a set of criteria for which someone can qualify to become part of the federation that manages and oversees bridge transactions. For example, in Wanchain, specialized nodes called “storemen” lock tokens on the Ethereum blockchain using secure multiparty computation. The equivalent value of tokens is minted on Wanchain, and when the user wants to move the assets back onto Ethereum, a threshold of storemen must provide their fragment of the secret key.

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A trustless bridge can operate through a decentralized network of agents. Unlike the federated model, anyone can join the network as an agent, and agents are incentivized to ensure that bridge transactions are validated correctly. For example, the Syscoin bridge uses a network of agents that stake Ether and earn fees from bridge transactions, which are grouped into superblocks. If any agent believes that another isn’t acting in the interests of the network by submitting invalid superblocks, they can raise a challenge. If the challenge is upheld, the challenger wins 3 ETH from the submitter. Conversely, the challenger loses 3 ETH if their challenge is deemed unfounded.

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Much like blockchains themselves, bridges can be operated on a spectrum of decentralization. The bridges outlined above fall into two categories: federated and trustless.

nn

A federated bridge is run in a similar way to a private or permissioned blockchain. The project establishes a set of criteria for which someone can qualify to become part of the federation that manages and oversees bridge transactions. For example, in Wanchain, specialized nodes called “storemen” lock tokens on the Ethereum blockchain using secure multiparty computation. The equivalent value of tokens is minted on Wanchain, and when the user wants to move the assets back onto Ethereum, a threshold of storemen must provide their fragment of the secret key.

nn

A trustless bridge can operate through a decentralized network of agents. Unlike the federated model, anyone can join the network as an agent, and agents are incentivized to ensure that bridge transactions are validated correctly. For example, the Syscoin bridge uses a network of agents that stake Ether and earn fees from bridge transactions, which are grouped into superblocks. If any agent believes that another isn’t acting in the interests of the network by submitting invalid superblocks, they can raise a challenge. If the challenge is upheld, the challenger wins 3 ETH from the submitter. Conversely, the challenger loses 3 ETH if their challenge is deemed unfounded.

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The bridges currently in operation have only been operating in their current form for a few months, so they are still in their early days in terms of adoption. However, bridges hold a lot of promise, particularly for stablecoins. Tether (USDT) has had to continuously expand to new networks in an attempt to keep up with its growth. The company’s chief technology officer, Paolo Ardoino, has indicated an interest in the use of bridges to help this scaling effort. Syscoin is also in talks with stablecoin projects that are interested in using its bridge.

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Given the relative immaturity of this nascent field, it’s inevitable that some bridge implementations are also experiencing issues. In May, a trust-minimized Bitcoin–Ethereum bridge called tBTC had to be shut down two days after launching because developers found a bug in the code that made it impossible to continue operating.

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Nevertheless, it seems inevitable that with the current focus on scalability and interoperability, bridges will form an integral part of the blockchain landscape of the future.

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The views, thoughts and opinions expressed here are the author’s alone and do not necessarily reflect or represent the views and opinions of Cointelegraph.

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Jagdeep “Jag” Sidhu is the lead core developer and co-founder of the Syscoin platform and Blockchain Foundry. As an expert in blockchain technology, Jag also specializes in machine learning, artificial intelligence, client/server development and distributed systems, with nearly 20 years of software development experience. Jag holds a Bachelor of Technology in computer science from the British Columbia Institute of Technology with a major in AI and digital image processing and a minor in client/server computing.​​​​​​​

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The bridges currently in operation have only been operating in their current form for a few months, so they are still in their early days in terms of adoption. However, bridges hold a lot of promise, particularly for stablecoins. Tether (USDT) has had to continuously expand to new networks in an attempt to keep up with its growth. The company’s chief technology officer, Paolo Ardoino, has indicated an interest in the use of bridges to help this scaling effort. Syscoin is also in talks with stablecoin projects that are interested in using its bridge.

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Given the relative immaturity of this nascent field, it’s inevitable that some bridge implementations are also experiencing issues. In May, a trust-minimized Bitcoin–Ethereum bridge called tBTC had to be shut down two days after launching because developers found a bug in the code that made it impossible to continue operating.

nn

Nevertheless, it seems inevitable that with the current focus on scalability and interoperability, bridges will form an integral part of the blockchain landscape of the future.

nn

The views, thoughts and opinions expressed here are the author’s alone and do not necessarily reflect or represent the views and opinions of Cointelegraph.

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Jagdeep “Jag” Sidhu is the lead core developer and co-founder of the Syscoin platform and Blockchain Foundry. As an expert in blockchain technology, Jag also specializes in machine learning, artificial intelligence, client/server development and distributed systems, with nearly 20 years of software development experience. Jag holds a Bachelor of Technology in computer science from the British Columbia Institute of Technology with a major in AI and digital image processing and a minor in client/server computing.​​​​​​​

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A blockchain bridge offers a connection that allows for the switch of tokens or files between two assorted blockchain ecosystems.

A fundamental location of blockchains up to now is their lack of interoperability. As soon as a developer builds their decentralized application on any particular platform, they’re in most cases locked into that platform without a alternative to leverage any of the advantages of varied blockchains.

Shall we embrace, Ethereum has properly-documented scalability points that many developers maybe hoped would be solved by now. If they switch to one other, sooner platform, equivalent to EOS, then they lose out on the advantages that Ethereum does provide: a spacious community, a broadly supported token odd and basically the most-adopted neat contract platform.

Therefore, a developer can advise a bridge to send their token from one blockchain platform to one other, leveraging the advantages of both. In a really interoperable blockchain ecosystem, tokens, files and neat contracts could potentially drag between many alternative platforms.

Bridges in most cases advise some roughly mint-and-burn protocol to withhold token provide fixed across all platforms. When the token leaves one blockchain, it is burned or locked, and an equivalent token is minted on the reverse blockchain. Conversely, when the token strikes wait on to its normal community, the “twin” token is burned or locked.

There are many advantages to the advise of blockchain bridges. Shall we embrace, a DApp developer the advise of Ethereum generally suffers points with dejected person skills because of the unhurried transaction processing proceed and costly gas costs one day of times of high visitors and congestion. By the advise of a bridge, they can send their token onto one other blockchain for processing at a better proceed and a lower establish. This methodology that the developer can continue to speed their DApp on Ethereum, the advise of ERC-20 token requirements and tapping into Ethereum’s vibrant developer and person community.

Both blockchain ecosystems moreover bear the advantage of developers the advise of the bridge. It reduces community visitors on Ethereum by dispersing it over assorted, less congested blockchains, thus going some approach to solving Ethereum’s ongoing scalability challenges. The assorted blockchain beneficial properties exposure to — and adoption by — the Ethereum community.

Exhaust circumstances for a bridge could embody instantaneous payments at point of sale, which has up to now been nearly very now now not really given the scalability challenges of Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH). Bridges could moreover existing precious for DApps needing instantaneous settlement for a seamless person skills, equivalent to on line casino video games.

Several initiatives bear now released their very non-public variations of a blockchain bridge.

The Syscoin-Ethereum bridge, launched at the initiate of the yr, enables trustless interoperability between Ethereum and Syscoin’s community. Syscoin offers ERC-20 tokens entry to an interactive, instantaneous settlement protocol known as “zero-affirmation directed acyclic graph” that’s in a position to processing over 60,000 transactions per 2d, verified by an self sustaining auditor.

RSK, the 2d-layer neat contract platform working on the Bitcoin blockchain, moreover released its RSK token bridge early this yr. The RSK bridge enables property to drag between RSK and Ethereum, successfully introducing interoperability between Bitcoin and Ethereum.

Wanchain used to be considered one of many sooner initiatives to enter the interoperability home. In January, it launched the fourth model of its mainnet, introducing the T-Bridge framework, which enables the switch of files and digital property between blockchains.

Powerful enjoy blockchains themselves, bridges could be operated on a spectrum of decentralization. The bridges outlined above fall into two lessons: federated and trustless.

A federated bridge is speed in a same approach to a non-public or permissioned blockchain. The venture establishes a situation of criteria for which anyone can qualify to modified into portion of the federation that manages and oversees bridge transactions. Shall we embrace, in Wanchain, really edifying nodes known as “storemen” lock tokens on the Ethereum blockchain the advise of trusty multiparty computation. The equivalent price of tokens is minted on Wanchain, and when the person needs to switch the property wait on onto Ethereum, a threshold of storemen must present their fragment of the main key.

A trustless bridge can perform through a decentralized community of brokers. In disagreement to the federated mannequin, any individual could be part of the community as an agent, and brokers are incentivized to be certain that that bridge transactions are validated precisely. Shall we embrace, the Syscoin bridge uses a community of brokers that stake Ether and impact costs from bridge transactions, that are grouped into superblocks. If any agent believes that one other isn’t performing within the interests of the community by submitting invalid superblocks, they can elevate a location. If the location is upheld, the challenger wins 3 ETH from the submitter. Conversely, the challenger loses 3 ETH if their location is deemed untrue.

The bridges today in operation bear easiest been working in their recent impact for a pair of months, so they are tranquil in their early days in the case of adoption. On the alternative hand, bridges withhold rather a pair of promise, in particular for stablecoins. Tether (USDT) has had to continuously assemble bigger to novel networks in an try to withhold up with its enhance. The firm’s chief skills officer, Paolo Ardoino, has indicated an curiosity within the usage of bridges to again this scaling effort. Syscoin is moreover in talks with stablecoin initiatives that are drawn to the advise of its bridge.

Given the relative immaturity of this nascent self-discipline, it’s inevitable that some bridge implementations are moreover experiencing points. In Can also fair, a belief-minimized Bitcoin–Ethereum bridge known as tBTC needed to be shut down two days after launching on yarn of developers stumbled on a bug within the code that made it very now now not really to continue working.

Nonetheless, it appears to be like inevitable that with the scorching focus on scalability and interoperability, bridges will impact an integral portion of the blockchain panorama of the future.

The views, thoughts and opinions expressed listed below are the author’s by myself and make now now not basically maintain or signify the views and opinions of Cointelegraph.

Jagdeep “Jag” Sidhu is the lead core developer and co-founding father of the Syscoin platform and Blockchain Foundry. As an expert in blockchain skills, Jag moreover specializes in machine finding out, synthetic intelligence, client/server style and disbursed programs, with nearly 20 years of system style skills. Jag holds a Bachelor of Expertise in computer science from the British Columbia Institute of Expertise with a fundamental in AI and digital image processing and a minor in client/server computing.​​​​​​​