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Router Protocol Launches its Flagship Cross-Chain Building dApp: Voyager
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Router Protocol just launched its cross-chain bridging decentralized application called Voyager. The project noted that, ever since it started operating, its goal was to build a chain agnostic Web 3.0. Today, the launch of Voyager marks a giant leap towards achieving that goal.
Router Protocol started with a dream to build a chain agnostic Web 3.0💭
And today, we are taking another giant leap on the path towards interoperability 🙌
We are proud to announce the launch of our flagship cross-chain bridging dApp: Voyager 🎉
Go Anywhere, Everywhere 🌐
— Router Protocol (@routerprotocol) June 29, 2022
The original announcement came via a Twitter thread in which Router noted that it has always been more than just a cross-chain bridging solution. Its core emphasis has been on empowering the developers and Web3 users to communicate across networks seamlessly. In order to facilitate this advancement, the project noted that it introduced three features — its Alpha Mainnet, its CrossTalk Library, and its Widget.
The Alpha Mainnet is simply the project’s cross-chain bridging solution. The CrossTalk Library is a plug-and-play framework that allows the creation of cross-chain decentralized applications. Finally, the Router Widget is a customizable white-labelled cross-chain bridging solution for decentralized exchanges.
What else does Router Protocol have to offer?
The project also features a Swapping Engine, which is one example of the dApp types that can be built on the project’s network. However, it is clear that Router Protocol goes much further than being a simple dApp, which is something that the project noted itself. This is why it decided to rename its cross-chain bridge and call it Voyager, as a way of granting it an independent identity.
Router also addressed Voyager’s tagline — Go Anywhere, Everywhere, noting that it encapsulates the functionalities of the bridge. It can offer on-chain validation, act as the gold standard as far as security is concerned, and it can allow any token to be swapped seamlessly.
Now, with the launch of Voyager, the project’s team will also introduce a number of new features that will come out over a certain period of time. The first one will be staking of ROUTE and USDC, which will be used to provide liquidity for the bridge, while stakers will, of course, receive rewards in exchange for locking up their tokens. After that, the project also intends to work on improving the UI, with Voyager itself undergoing a significant design transformation that will provide an even more seamless experience.
The project also decided to share some key stats regarding Voyager and its voyage so far. It noted that the past month has seen a variety of cross-chain bridging festivals called the Voyage Series. During this time, nearly $200 million has been transacted using the protocol. Voyager also has an exciting growth map that covers the next several months. The bridge will expand to multiple chains, alongside the Router itself, and that will even include several major non-EVM blockchains.
As for Router Protocol itself, it plans to continue building an entire suite of cross-chain infra primitives with the goal of enabling blockchain interoperability. The project believes that it is crucial to connect emerging Layer 1 and Layer 2 blockchains, which is true, as interoperability is a crucial feature that will allow Web 3.0 to launch and change the way data and money are shared and used throughout the world.
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