Bridge Developer: Router Protocol
Brief description of the bridge
Router Protocol is a mechanism for cross-chain communication that will initially focus on the specific use case of bridging assets across multiple layer 1 and layer 2 networks by using stablecoins as the medium of value transfer. In addition to asset transfers, Router Protocol also enables the flow of arbitrary messages across chains securely and seamlessly, thereby extending the composability of DeFi across various blockchains.
- Fantom Assets
- Polygon Assets
- Ethereum Assets
Audits and Exploits
This bridge was audited by Certik and Halborn. They also have a bug bounty program .
What is Binance Smart Chain?
BSC is a dual-chain architecture that will empower users to build their decentralized apps and digital assets on one blockchain and take advantage of the fast trading to exchange on the other.https://www.binance.com/
What is Polygon?
Polygon is actually a layer-2 scaling solution whose main objective is to convey mass adaptation to the Ethereum platform. Polygon brings Layer-2 scalability to Ethereum with its multi-chain ecosystem. It drastically improves the overall efficiency and workings of the Matic network. The main aim is to create more and more solutions to scalability.https://polygon.technology/
What is Arbitrum?
Arbitrum is a type of technology known as an optimistic rollup. It allows Ethereum smart contracts to scale by passing messages between smart contracts on the Ethereum main chain and those on the Arbitrum second layer chain. Much of the transaction processing is completed on the second layer and the results of this are recorded on the main chain drastically improving speed and efficiency.https://arbitrum.io/
What is Avalanche?
Avalanche is the fastest smart contracts platform in the blockchain industry, as measured by time-to-finality, and has the most validators securing its activity of any proof-of-stake protocol. Also is an open-source platform for launching decentralized applications and enterprise blockchain deployments in one interoperable, highly scalable ecosystem. Avalanche is the first decentralized smart contracts platform built for the scale of global finance, with near-instant transaction finality. Ethereum developers can quickly build on Avalanche as Solidity works out-of-the-box.https://www.avax.network/
What is Optimism?
Optimistic Ethereum is an EVM compatible Optimistic Rollup chain. It's designed to be fast, simple, and secure. The Optimistic Ethereum network lets you send transactions, similar to Ethereum, but with two important advantages: *Near-instant transaction finality. You know almost immediately if your transaction took place or not. *Much lower transaction fees. Typically between a 1% and 10% of of the cost on L1. *Decentralization. All transactions are posted to L1 Ethereum, inheriting the strong security guarantees of Ethereumhttps://www.optimism.io/
What is Fantom?
Fantom is a high-performance, scalable, and secure smart-contract platform. It is designed to overcome the limitations of previous generation blockchain platforms. Fantom is permissionless, decentralized, and open-source. Lachesis, its revolutionary aBFT consensus mechanism, allows Fantom to be much faster and cheaper than older technologies, yet extremely secure.https://fantom.foundation/
What is Ethereum?
Ethereum is both a blockchain network, an application platform, and a full-fledged programming language. The goal of the project is to create and publish distributed applications that do not require third party trust.https://ethereum.org/en/
Reviews about bridge
The number of people voted 13
Their crosschain is Amazing! And so cheap!
One of the finest bridge among the competitors. Speed and fees are cheap. Crosstalk is really a game changer. I can vouch for this team and project.
By far the best bridge in the space. Allows single transaction swaps from any token any chain any wallet to any token any chain any wallet. Eg you could trade matic on polygon for one on harmony and change wallet in the process for a single transaction with a very low fee. Fees are lower if you use $route to pay transaction fees so worth buying a few if you're looking for the cheapest crosschain experience.
it was very fast. also love their design
Bridge experience can't be better than this.
Undoubtedly, the best Crosschain protocol atm in Cryptospace.
Loved the smooth UX, features are quite cool. Did few txns using the bridge over past few days, they went through easily without much hassle. Best part was that I could my eth on one chain to usdt on another chain in single swap trxn
A robust cross-chain messaging protocol. At the moment, I use it for lightning fast swaps from Token A of chain X to Token B of chain Y. They have a lot planned for the future besides token swaps/bridging (CrossTalk SDK for devs to build cross-chain dApps out-of-the-box, as well as its own dedicated router blockchain). They have a team of 30+ full-time employees and stated they have enough funding to work solidly for the next two years at least. Router Protocol looks promising to be a leader in the cross-chain/interoperability sector of blockchain technology.
This is one of the best bridges/cross chain swaps that has the lowest fees and fastest time. Great UX/UI and transparency with the explorer. This will be the ultimate cross-chain infrastructure in 1-2 years! Mark my words.
The absolute fastest and cheapest bridge I have used so far. Multiple audits for every update also gives me confidence in their security.
Simple, fast and efficient crosschain bridge. I bridged a lot of times now and works amazingly good
I believe I am qualified to right a review about Router Protocol since I have been using it since before its mainnet: Pros - 1) Amazing features - asset swaps, support for arbitrary tokens, cross-chain explorer, and much more 2) The UI is very intuitive...loved the fact that they went with a horizontal swap component - looks more fresh compared to the same old vertical swap components 3) Very low fees, one of the cheapest bridges out there in the market Cons - 1) Sometimes (very rarely) the transactions get stuck due to RPC issues with their validators. I guess I can let this one pass since they are still in the alpha phase right now. 2) No non-EVM chains yet.
Love their bridge - cool features with amazing UX. Was able to swap my USDC on Polygon directly to BNB on BSC.