Just lately, the neighborhood of the Cosmos blockchain ecosystem disclosed the deployment of the Cosmos Gravity Bridge, which can empower all IBC (inter-blockchain communication) Cosmos SDK-based chains to obtain and make the most of Ethereum/EVM-based and permits for Cosmos-based tokens to be represented in widespread Ethereum wallets and AMMs (automated market makers).
Cosmos Gravity Bridge combines gasoline lowering methods much like Ethereum L2 networks with a decentralized, permissionless bridge that connects the Cosmos and Ethereum ecosystems and permits belongings to be forwarded from Ethereum to a vacation spot chain through IBC.
Althea Networks, which developed Gravity Bridge to facilitate transactions for its distributed web infrastructure platform, supported the event, contributing over 70,000 strains of open-source code, performing audits, and rigorous testing. The bridge not too long ago launched its mainnet, with a decentralized begin and over 100 distinctive validators got here collectively to supply the primary block.
“This opens up a whole lot of alternatives for cross-chain operations and cross-chain growth, the place you are able to do issues on Ethereum that aren’t in any other case attainable — you may chain a bridge to Ethereum with a bridge over IBC, supplying you with entry not solely to the Ethereum ecosystem from a Cosmos-based chain however your entire Cosmos ecosystem from an Ethereum or EVM-based chain.”
– Justin Kilpatrick, Althea CTO, Co-Founder, & Lead Developer of Gravity Bridge
The primary undertaking to reap the benefits of this chance is Osmosis DEX, the preeminent decentralized change within the Cosmos ecosystem. Integrating the Cosmos Gravity Bridge permits Osmosis DEX to supply its customers with a well-recognized platform to bridge Ethereum-based (EVM) tokens into the broader Cosmos ecosystem, catalyzing an inflow of capital and distinctive new functionalities, in addition to alternatives for brand spanking new progress in each the Cosmos and Ethereum ecosystems. Ethereum (ETH) and the Ethereum-based stablecoin USDC are the primary tokens to be out there, with many extra scheduled for integration.