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Near Protocol and Cosmos Align with Octopus Network’s Adaptive IBC Vision

source-logo  blockchainreporter.net 09 April 2024 09:41, UTC

The blockchain world is on the cusp of a transformative era with Adaptive IBC (Inter-Blockchain Communication), a technology that could unify the currently fragmented blockchain ecosystem. Spearheading this initiative is the Octopus Network, a multi-chain network creating waves with its application chains, or appchains, developed around the NEAR Protocol.

Octopus Network: A Visionary Approach to Blockchain Interoperability

At the heart of the Octopus Network lies a commitment to innovation and ease of use for blockchain developers. By utilizing the NEAR Protocol’s environment, Octopus Network is uniquely positioned to streamline the development process, allowing for out-of-box interoperability and simplified bootstrapping of PoS security. Inspired by the Cosmos network but charting its path, Octopus Network’s “Fat Hub Thesis” centralizes around a bustling economic blockchain hub, with appchains tethering to NEAR for shared security and liquidity aggregation.

💥 @NEARProtocol is coming to the interchain, thanks to Octopus Network's Adaptive IBC!

With Adaptive IBC, @oct_network aims to expand IBC to all blockchains!

Discover how the Adaptive IBC architecture contributes to the interchain expansion ⬇️https://t.co/a45Khh0OKt pic.twitter.com/J7OVQGTGTu

— Cosmos – The Interchain ⚛️ (@cosmos) April 9, 2024

Since its inception, Octopus Network has dedicated itself to expanding the horizons for Substrate chains and, more recently, Cosmos SDK chains with the advent of Octopus 2.0. Appchains launched on Octopus benefit from instant interoperability with NEAR’s extensive suite of applications and protocols. The ambition is clear: Octopus Network aims to lay down the infrastructure for a seamlessly interconnected blockchain universe.

NEAR IBC: The Building Blocks of Cross-Chain Connectivity

The implementation of NEAR IBC is pivotal in the Octopus Network’s vision. It acts as the cornerstone of trustless interoperability between NEAR and Cosmos, an essential feature for appchains leveraging the network’s leased security protocol. NEAR IBC’s introduction of an innovative and efficient GraphQL-based RPC node system for its second iteration demonstrates Octopus Network’s commitment to bridging the gap between disparate blockchain technologies.

NEAR IBC’s entrance into the Octopus Network ecosystem signifies a monumental leap in blockchain connectivity, with user-friendly interfaces facilitating the flow of tokens and other digital assets. Moreover, Octopus Network’s future plans to roll out IBC application protocols like Interchain NFT and Interchain Account will further cement its position as a cornerstone of blockchain interoperability.

Embracing the Adaptive IBC Model for Universal Connectivity

Adaptive IBC, Octopus Network’s ingenious solution to the complex challenge of extending IBC to non-Cosmos SDK blockchains, exemplifies their commitment to interoperability. Adaptive IBC stands out by adapting to the varying verification methods of heterogeneous blockchains, offering a scalable solution that is poised to transform cross-chain interactions.

This innovation circumvents the typical constraints of on-chain light clients, employing off-chain verification proxies in conjunction with on-chain proxy clients to maintain the integrity of trustless cross-chain communication. As technology evolves, the flexibility of the Adaptive IBC model allows it to embrace advancements such as zero-knowledge proofs, further enhancing the security and efficiency of interchain transactions.

Conclusion: Forging a Unified Blockchain Ecosystem with Octopus Network

Octopus Network’s work on Adaptive IBC places it at the forefront of blockchain interoperability, driving towards an inclusive and connected Internet of Blockchains. As more developers and networks acknowledge the necessity of seamless cross-chain communication, the principles of Adaptive IBC and the technologies developed by Octopus Network are likely to be integral to the future of blockchain technology.