On April 2nd 2022, our community had a chance to welcome Alex Smirnov, CEO & Co-Founder and Alexander Ghahremany, COO of deBridge to join an AMA to deliver fruitful information about the key features and roadmap of the project.
This AMA was held by CryptoFamily Group – the top crypto community in Vietnam, where investors and traders can obtain the latest news and signals from bot/ admins, as well as discuss and share investment experiences in the crypto space.
🔎 deBridge (https://debridge.finance/) is a cross-chain interoperability protocol connecting every smart contract on every chain.
At this AMA, deBridge team directly greeted the community and provided detailed information on the project as well as some exciting events that will be held in the near future.
Time: 19:00 PM (UTC+7) | Saturday, April 02nd, 2022
Reward Pool: $200 for members with the best questions.
Below are some main points of this AMA session:
PART I: OVERVIEW QUESTIONS
Check out one of the first apps on the deBridge infrastructure called deSwap that enables cross-chain swaps between arbitrary assets👀 You can find it here: https://app.debridge.finance/
- First, please make a brief introduction of deBridge and some great achievements you has made so far.
deBridge: deBridge (https://debridge.finance/) is a universal messaging protocol and decentralized infrastructure. The protocol enables the passing of all types of messages including transfers of assets and data – all in one transaction.
Protocols and applications can build with deBridge to go cross-chain in a seamless and effective way. These can be projects focusing on DeFi, NFTs, DAOs, and other areas.
We currently support 5 chains: Ethereum, BNB Chain, HECO, Arbitrum, and Polygon, but will rapidly scale up to additional chains moving forward. This includes both EVM and non-EVM chains. More information about this will be shared on our social so stay tuned for that.
Some of our big milestones thus far includes the mainnet launch and our close collaboration with 1inch + the launch of deSwap.
You can check out our mainnet announcement: https://twitter.com/deBridgeFinance/status/1494295569908793352
Partnership with 1inch + launch of deSwap: https://twitter.com/deBridgeFinance/status/1504080300007391233
- Could you please some outstanding features that make deBridge competitive with other top protocols?
Yes, absolutely! That’s a good question. deBridge is fully decentralized and the protocol has a set up of reputable and experienced validators that bear financial responsibility for their service while working for governance.
deBridge itself is a communication protocol that enables the passing of data and assets in a single transaction. This drastically improves the user experience as it prevents users from doing multiple transactions and steps to do a cross-chain action e.g. a swap.
Moreover, it tackles cold onboarding where users don’t need to have the native asset on the destination as transactions are claimed automatically by keepers for a small execution fee assigned by the user.
With deBridge, all types of cross-chain interactions and messaging can be done without switching networks and wallets.
You can already try out how this works in practice today via deSwap which is only one example of what can be built on top of deBridge.
We encourage everyone to do that to see how cross-chain messaging works in a single transaction: https://app.debridge.finance/
- Could you please update some latest news or hot events of deBridge to enable further adoption?
deBridge: On the development and adoption side, we are speaking with many protocols that are interested in using deBridge to bring their project cross-chain in a seamless and effective way. We will share more info about this very soon.
At the same time, we do not rush any release, as security and protocol stability is our main priority. A cross-chain messaging protocol like deBridge solves a great technical challenge for asset and data transfers in a permissionless and trustless manner. We’ll continue to provide the best cross-chain experience for projects and users that utilize the deBridge infrastructure.
On the marketing and community side, we are focusing a lot on educating and making sure projects and users understand the opportunities that are possible with the deBridge infrastructure while displaying the various product updates we are pushing, partners we are working with, and more.
In addition, we will be experimenting with various NFT related campaigns to encourage community growth. Also, we have been conducting creative contests as users seem to love those kinds of campaigns. More of this will come in the near future.
Stay tuned on our socials like Discord, Telegram and Twitter for this.
PART II: PRE-COLLECTED QUESTIONS FROM TWITTER
- From @Binh8889575
What are the most ambitious goals of the project now and in the future? Can you explain more about deBridge Tokenomics ? What is your most important next priority according to the project development roadmap?
deBridge: Good question. We’re building a universal messaging protocol and decentralized infrastructure that aims to interconnect any smart contract on any chain. We want projects and users to have the ability to seamlessly move between ecosystems and interact with them as they would like.
We have a lot of priorities and focus areas moving forward. Info about tokenomics will be shared in the future. We can encourage everyone to stay tuned to our socials to stay up-to-date with everything that’s going on with deBridge, since we will publish everything there.
Our main focus moving forward include more integrations of blockchains (both EVM and non-EVM ones), better infrastructure and more exciting product updates, working closely with great projects and partners in the space, build out the deBridge ecosystem, have a great community with users and projects, and more.
We’re just getting started
- From @Lidiamga
deBridge have Cross-chain interoperability for NFTs and metaverses. What are the functionalities of deBridge in a cross-chain market NFT? Why with deBridge, the NFT interaction has never been so easy? How do you make it possible for NFTs to thrive and be more than just a novelty?
deBridge: We believe NFTs, Metaverse, and gaming are a major category in web3 and we’re definitely focused on building cross-chain infrastructure for protocols building in this space. One thing to note is that deBridge brings cross-chain interoperability opportunities to a vast range of areas within the blockchain space including NFTs.
deBridge enables different opportunities for NFTs and gaming projects like:
–Build custom, logic-preserving NFT bridges for smooth conversion between different NFT standards
–Make NFT assets composable between GameFi and metaverses
–Help our industry ideate a cross-chain standard that is chain-agnostic
The interoperability of NFT standards is another cornerstone. How should ERC-721 be converted to the Solana ecosystem? deBridge framework addresses both of these issues by allowing protocols to create their own custom NFT bridges that preserve internal NFT logic and have proper conversion
- From @tilney_marjorie
As I know, strong backing and partnerships in the crypto market might bring huge benefits to new projects. During this point, can you tell us about the investors and partners of your project ? What benefits to the deBridge ecosystem do you expect from them?
Yes, absolutely! We fully agree on that. Having strong and helpful partners, investors and others is super important. We have many that are helping us out on different areas which is great.
We published a very exciting partnership announcement with 1inch a few weeks back, and this opens up a lot of opportunities for both projects and users. You can read about that here: https://blog.debridge.finance/any-arbitrary-cross-chain-swaps-with-debridge-1inch-network-862212087d6a
In general, we will be highlighting many projects and partners moving forward that we’re working with. For us, it’s important to build out a great and thriving ecosystem, and help us with the adoption of deBridge and the infrastructure we’re building. This is something we’re very excited to do that with our partners, investors, projects in the ecosystem, and our community
- From @zheng_h1
Could you demonstrate a little about your mainnet? Please tell me what security mechanisms does deBridge apply to keep the privacy and security of your users’ assets. How do you manage if there is an attack on your platform to protect your users’ benefits?
deBridge: We went recently live on mainnet and this is something we have been very excited about as we have been working on it since we started deBridge. Right now we have seen some great activity on mainnet including:
Unique users: 2050+
Assets bridged: 54
You can look at the live deBridge data via our Explorer here. We want to be super transparent and provide everyone access and the ability to look at the protocol data: https://explorer.debridge.finance/explorer
Security will also be our mainnet focus and it’s crucial to have a secure and reliable protocol for projects, users, our community, and others. That’s why we have been working closely with several security audit firms, have an ongoing bug bounty program on Immunefi (https://immunefi.com/bounty/debridge/), and have worked with other experienced security researchers and developers in the space.
We have outlined more info about how we mitigate attacks and security risks in this article. We encourage everyone to read through it as it covers many important points about our security focus and what we have done thus far. Definitely a good read for everyone interested in security! https://blog.debridge.finance/10-strategies-for-cross-chain-security-8ed5f5879946
- From @ashes204bd
Is there any plan for the DeBridge to support more blockchains in the future? What are your goals for cross-chain convergence in order to obtain widespread adoption? Could you please list a few key partners who are making a significant contribution to DeBridge defi business?
We currently support 5 chains since the mainnet launch: Arbitrum, BNB chain, Ethereum, HECO, and Polygon. Many more chains to be supported (stay tuned via Twitter, Discord and Telegram), including non-EVM ones and L2s.
We believe the key to obtaining widespread adoption is having superior UX and make it as easy as possible to use the infrastructure we’re building, having an ultra-secure and reliable protocol, and various collaborations and integrations in the deBridge ecosystem. With this, deBridge functions as a go-to infrastructure for all things cross-chain in DeFi, NFTs, DAOs, and other verticals🌉
The multi-chain ecosystem will also be a cross-chain one. We are therefore eager to be working together with all protocols based on their use case. More info about key partners will be shared moving forward. If you know about a protocol or application we should speak with, let us know🙌
One of the applications we’re very excited about is called deSwap which facilitates these different areas: https://app.debridge.finance/. This cross-chain app enables swaps between arbitrary assets in one transaction. Definitely something to try out🙏
PART III: BEST LIVE QUESTIONS IN CRYPTOFAMILY GROUP
1.Do you have AUDIT certificate? Or are you working on AUDITING your project, to make it more secure and reliable?
Security is crucial for us especially since there have been so many hacks in the space for the past 12-18 months. We have been working with numerous security audit firms including Halborn, Zokyo, Ackee Blockchain (More will be shared in the future), and we have an ongoing partnership with Halborn🙌
These audits are done and completed, and everything was as it should be. When we continue to build out our infrastructure, add more features and functionalities, more blockchains, and such, we will have more audits and work closely with researcher and developers in the space to make sure that development is also secure and reliable. This is crucial for us and the projects we are working with, the users that use deBridge in some way, and our community🤝
- Do you have any plans to add more members to your team, as ambassadors or any other position?
We’re always looking for great people to join our team and we encourage everyone to join our community to participate in our project. Now it’s all a matter of spreading the word and awareness about deBridge to people you know, so we can build out our ecosystem and have more great people join this journey.
We have active communities for Korean, Russian, Vietnamese, Persian, Chinese, French, and some other languages, and it’s always a place for everyone that’s interested in deBridge and cross-chain interoperability🙏
For the ones that are extra active and participating a lot in our community, we have an active moderator program. That’s something that people can look into, and we will also introduce an ambassador program later this year. Very excited for that🔥
- “Could you please provide some progress on your Roadmap and what results Collateral has achieved so far ? And any sneak peek into 2022 plans for your Project?”
Yes, absolutely! We can give some insights into the plans ahead, but we don’t want to give too much away since we’re fully focused on building and want to provide some great updates and surprises to our community moving forward😁
On the blockchain side, we want to integrate with a lot of blockchains this year. There are tons of exciting ecosystems out there with tremendous progress and traction, and we want our users and partners to have the chance to seamlessly interact with those blockchains. So stay very tuned for that!
Some alpha: A new blockchain will be supported in the coming weeks👀
Besides that, we’re looking to grow on all aspects of the projects including ecosystem adoption, our amazing community, product features and updates, help bring cross-chain interoperability to all areas including DeFi, NFTs DAOs, and more.
All in all, very excited year ahead and we can’t wait to build out this ecosystem with everyone🌟
- “How important is the community to you? and how can we collaborate or help you for the development of the project?”
We want to work actively with projects, users and our overall community to push the deBridge ecosystem forward. There are a few ways to help out and bring value to the ecosystem right now.
-Get involved and stay active on Telegram, Discord and Twitter.
-Make sure to help spread the word about deBridge and what we’re building to people that you know.
-Join our monthly community calls (Follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/DebridgeFinance)+ join our Discord (https://discord.com/invite/debridge)) to stay updated on the latest progress and development in the deBridge ecosystem. You may also receive certain perks when you’re involved and participating in different activities.
Some alpha leak as well: We want projects and users to easily share how to use deSwap and to seamlessly go cross-chain via the deBridge infrastructure. Anyone can create an invitation link on deSwap by pressing “WAGMI” and confirming the transfer.
All projects that integrate with deBridge can also pass their own code in the transactions being executed. And who knows, maybe it’ll pay off in the future to share it with others👀
- “Do you have current competitors and what is special about the project that can attract users?”
A very important question! Yes, we do have competitors in this space. Here are some areas and ways deBridge differentiate:
deBridge is a universal messaging protocol and decentralized infrastructure. The protocol enables transfers of all messages including assets and data – all in a single transaction. Protocols and applications can use deBridge to go cross-chain in a seamless and effective way.
deBridge is fully decentralized and the protocol has a set up of reputable and experienced validators that bear financial responsibility for their service while working for governance.
deBridge itself is a communication protocol that enables passing of all types of messaging e.g. data and assets – in 1 tx. This drastically improves the user experience as it prevents users from doing multiple transactions and steps to do a cross-chain action e.g. a swap. Moreover, it tackles cold onboarding where users don’t need to have the native asset on the destination as transaction is claimed automatically by keepers for a small execution fee assigned by the user.
With deBridge, all types of cross-chain interactions and messaging can be done without switching networks and wallets.
Projects can build with the deBridge infrastructure to tap into the various cross-chain opportunities that it enables. These can for instance be🌉
–Build own custom bridges for assets and NFTs preserving custom NFT logic (e.g. breeding)
–Let users from other blockchain ecosystems interact with their protocol
–Scale-up their protocol to other chains and exchange messages between components of their protocol
–Make their protocol composable with protocols from other ecosystems
–Build new types of cross-chain applications and primitives
By doing so, projects will be able to address a wider market, more users, increase project opportunities, and more – all without being fragmented across different ecosystems🙌
We want to thank everyone who has participated in this AMA and for the different questions, CryptoFamily for hosting this event, and for all the continuous support we have had thus far😊
We’re very excited to build out the Vietnamese deBridge community with everyone here🌟
We encourage everyone to stay up-to-date on deBridge and our latest developments via following us on Twitter, Telegram, and Discord.
Also, we want to hear your feedback about deSwap and what type of cross-chain applications you want to see in the future. Try it out and let us know what you think🌉
Some of the links👇
deSwap – https://app.debridge.finance/
Thank you everyone🎉
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