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Cross And Multi-Chain: What Are They?

Cross-chain and Multi-Chain technologies. What is the difference between them? Why they are important in blockchain technology and its development? Cross-chain technology is all about improving the connection between different blockchains so they can seamlessly exchange information. It is like building bridges between blockchains, so they can interact and work together. Just like we can make calls between different phone network providers.

Cross-chain bridges are specifically designed to facilitate transactions between blockchains. They allow users to send and receive tokens across different networks without needing a centralized exchange or complicated conversion processes. In simpler terms, these bridges act as transportation routes between blockchains, enabling them to communicate and share assets.

Some popular cross-chain projects:

  • Tezos Wrap Protocol Bridge
  • Binance Bridge
  • Avalanche Bridge
  • Wormhole Token Bridge
  • SmartBCH Bridge
  • Terra’s Shuttle Bridge

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Cross And Multi-Chains

Multi-chain technology requires projects to exist on at least two blockchains together. This enables easy communication between multiple blockchains. Important multi-chain projects include Polkadot and Cosmos.

Multi-chain ecosystems also known as Layer-0 chains, such as Cosmos and Polkadot are designed to address the security concerns of cross-chain bridges.

Cross-chain technology focuses on creating a network of connected blockchains for uninterrupted exchange, while multi-chain technology requires projects to exist on multiple blockchains at the same time to enable communication between them.

Pros and Cons:

Cross-chains let different blockchains work together easily but they need more energy. Multi-chains are more secure, but they can be costly and have some limitations. To keep things safe, cross-chains distribute data across many places, while multi-chains control who can enter. Security relies on how they agree on things.

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