Welcome to the Cross-Chain Monthly, an update on all news, events, and developments in the Wormhole & Cross-Chain ecosystem. In this edition we'll cover:
Introducing the Wormhole Foundation: The WF is a core contributor to Wormhole, with theaim to support teams building secure, open-source, and decentralized products
Base is here: Coinbase's Ethereum L2 has been supported by Wormhole from Day 1
Wormhole Gateway is live: After last month's announcement at Osmocon, August 31 marks the official launch of Wormhole Gateway
Powered by Wormhole: Introducing Moonbeam Routed Liquidity (MRL), tBTC is now live on Base & Solana, and SmarDex, Folks Finance, Pike and more integrating Wormhole
Proposals to integrate Wormhole: Osmosis, Interlay, Uniswap V3 Celo and Uniwhale
More Cross-Chain News: learn about news that aren't directly related to Wormhole
Let's get into it!
🛸 Introducing the Wormhole Foundation
We are thrilled to officially introduce the Wormhole Foundation as a core contributor to Wormhole. The Wormhole Foundation's focus is to support teams building secure, open-source, and decentralized products within the Wormhole ecosystem.
Wormhole is supported by a set of core contributing organizations aimed at building a decentralized internet where information can move freely and securely, everywhere.
Bridgers and builders can now onboard to and from Base from any of Wormhole’s 20+ connected chains. Base is an Ethereum Layer 2 (L2) network, built by Coinbase, that’s goal is to offer a secure, low-cost, developer-friendly way for anyone, anywhere, to build decentralized apps on-chain. Coinbase’s hope with Base is, “to make on-chain the next online” and onboard one billion users into the cryptoeconomy.
If you’re interested in connecting your application to Base or simply want to bridge tokens to or from Base, you can easily do so using Wormhole.
How to connect your app to Base (Wormhole Connect)
✨Wormhole Gateway is live
After last month's announcement at Osmocon (tweet), August 31 marks the official launch of Wormhole Gateway. Gateway is an application-specific blockchain powered by the Cosmos SDK. It aims to bring liquidity to the Cosmos ecosystem while also enhancing Wormhole's security and sovereignty.
Read the full announcement - and learn how Gateway works (blog post)
🤝Powered by Wormhole
Introducing Moonbeam Routed Liquidity (MRL), a one-click feature that can route Wormhole assets to anywhere in the Polkadot ecosystem (blog post, tweet, Moonbeam tweet)
Check out how Sphere, a robust API & no-code platform, uses Wormhole (YouTube)
tBTC is live on Base (tweet) and Solana (tweet), powered by Wormhole
Wombat is launching their cross-chain swap feature, enabling users to swap between native assets on different chains using Wombat’s cross-chain pools (tweet)
HydraDX utilizes Wormhole via the MRL to bring liquidity to Polkadot (tweet)
Thanks to Folks Finance, new Cross-Chain Tokens arrive on Algorand (tweet)