Gateway connects liquidity and users from Ethereum and beyond to Cosmos chains and apps, all with an IBC-based liquidity router.
Wormhole Gateway is an application-specific blockchain powered by the Cosmos SDK. Through Gateway, Cosmos can access seamless cross-chain liquidity and message routing with one simple IBC integration.
Gateway leverages the flexibility of the Cosmos SDK and CosmWasm to enable seamless composability between the Wormhole Stack and the Cosmos Ecosystem.
Gateway’s purpose is to drive liquidity to grow the Cosmos ecosystem, not to charge users additional fees for transferring their own assets.
Gateway utilizes the ICS-20 standard for IBC-native token bridging, ensuring greater fungibility of assets, compliance with Cosmos protocols, and a better experience for users.
Gateway and the greater Wormhole ecosystem have industry-leading liquidity and integrations across Ethereum, Solana, and over 25 other chains.
In addition to message routing, Gateway provides security benefits for the broader Wormhole Stack and its Guardian nodes.
Wormhole Gateway leverages a hardened set of core trust assumptions enforced by a decentralized set of validators called Guardians. These Guardians are all separate organizations, many of which operate independent validator businesses which also run full nodes of all Wormhole-connected blockchains. Wormhole contributors have one of the best security programs in web3, and this was recently affirmed by a team of independent security professionals as part of Uniswap’s June 2023 bridge assessment report (see more in this CoinDesk Report), where Wormhole was ranked #1 of all the bridges evaluated. You can read more about the world class security program in the 2022 year end Wormhole security program report.
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