THORChain Launches Its Decentralized Exchange Protocol Using pBFT Consensus


What is the fuss about THORChain? For those who are not aware, there is a new kid on the block! THORChain, which is a decentralized exchange protocol has been launched. The protocol has been developed such that it can function in a massive and liquid network. The beauty of it is that it gives the exchange compatibility, security, and usability. The protocol is characterized by the ability to accomplish a sub-second block finality, and all is thanks to it being able to use pBFT and being highly optimized.

How Does THORChain Work?

Traders get to trade on tokenChains: which are single in this case. The advantage is that they possess private address spaces. To enable byzantine fault tolerance, multi-set sharding has been implemented. It is all in a bid to enhance on-chain training and reinforce both market and limit orders. It also allows for order matching. The protocol also possesses liquidity pools which do an exemplary job in seeing to it that any token pair has liquidity. More so, as the origin of on-chain price feeds that is trustless.

What is the Ecosystem of THORChain?

First of all, it is important to note that the project by itself is an ecosystem of all the developmental efforts directed towards streamlining the Blockchain. That is, regarding asset trades and the payments made. All the networks and protocols concerned with THORChain have a function in the project. One is to uphold its mission, grow a relatable and reliable brand that has a firm Norse Cosmology foundation. The following is a deeper insight into THORChain:

THORCHAIN is an optimized multi-chain that is characterized by an active digital asset trading layer.

ASGARDEX is a decentralized exchange that has been mainly built for THORChain. It is also fast and secure.

FLASHNETWORK is a Layer 2 Network tasked with enabling instant asset exchange.

BIFRÖST PROTOCOL is a THORChain cross-bridge that is completely secured.

YGGDRASIL PROTOCOL is a sharding solution developed for THORChain, and it is featured by highly trust-minimized scalability.

ÆSIR PROTOCOL is the governance protocol for THORChain.

Architectural Highlights

THORChain has a set of chains that monitor the state of the network. Additionally, they do a great job at keeping the most recent hash to stop double-spending and also facilitate syncing of the net. The chains (token chains) also ensure that the address space is kept discrete and that way the path of transaction mempools is changed to prevent collisions. The token chains are account-based, which means that all unspent transactions are traced.

The Future of THORCHAIN

Well, the future can be said to be bright. THORChain is expected to launch with on-chain liquidity that is incentivized. What that means is that anyone can now be able to stake with any given asset on the chain. It will go a long way in warding off any restrictions on the trade. More so, all exchanges can be reconstructed on THORChain to gain access to the security and liquidity of the protocol.

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