Monday, April 22, 2024

Introducting Gateway: the open, distributed ledger for cross-chain rate of interest markets

Three months in the past, our group printed a whitepaper for “Compound Chain”, a distributed ledger able to transferring worth & liquidity between peer ledgers. Whereas many bridge options depend on wrapping (porting) belongings, a cross-chain rate of interest market would let you borrow belongings native to 1 chain (e.g. ETH), with collateral from one other chain (e.g. DOT).

At present, we’re proud to announce a prototype primarily based on that paper, named Gateway.

Gateway is a Substrate blockchain, ruled by COMP token-holders on Ethereum. From the get-go, Gateway is absolutely upgradeable; governance is ready to instantly improve the blockchain by voting on code upgrades, with out forks or downtime.

We selected Substrate in order that we may concentrate on constructing software code, as a substitute of inventing consensus algorithms; it’s a contemporary framework constructed on a contemporary language, Rust.


For those who’re acquainted with how the Compound protocol works, Gateway ought to really feel intuitive, with a number of enhancements:

  1. Curiosity is earned and paid in {dollars}, utilizing CASH, Gateway’s native unit of account. For those who borrow one Ether, you’ll solely ever owe one Ether.
  2. The Gateway danger engine is extra strong; danger is predicated on the volatility of belongings you utilize as collateral, in addition to the belongings you borrow — resulting in capital effectivity enhancements for much less risky belongings.
  3. You’ll be able to rapidly and inexpensively switch any asset in Gateway to different customers — even wallets from different blockchains.

There’s loads to find: get began by visiting


Validators (nodes) earn a portion of all curiosity, in each market, along with modest transaction charges. This creates an incentive to correctly validate transactions that scales with the expansion of Gateway.

On the Gateway testnet, anybody can turn into a validator; in manufacturing, validators (or the method for selecting validators) will finally be chosen by governance.

Subsequent Steps

Gateway will evolve into the spine of a worldwide rate of interest market, able to supporting any asset — together with the wave of currencies, belongings, and tokens but to be created. But it surely begins with humble beginnings.

Beginning at present, Gateway is working as a testnet, related to Ethereum’s Ropsten testnet.

Over the approaching months, we’ll work with the neighborhood & validators to:

  • Audit the codebase, enhance all facets of the blockchain, conduct stress-tests, and eventually launch to manufacturing.
  • Join Gateway to the Compound protocol working on Ethereum.
  • Add Starports on different blockchains.

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