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Build Bridge Agnostic

Are you building a cross-chain application and are you tired of vendor lock-in? So are we!

At Catalyst, we have designed Generalised Incentives to simplify cross-chain app development and let you choose the best AMB for your application using a common set of standardized incentives and interfaces. Generalised Incentives is sometimes referred to as GARP which is shorthand for General Automatic Relayer Payment.

Currently, Generalised Incentives support the following AMBs:

  • Wormhole: Full support via Generalised Relayer
  • Polymer: Full support via Polymer’s Relayer

You can read more about the benefits of Generalised incentives on Github.

The Case of Catalyst

Generalised Incentives allows Catalyst to be agnostic to interoperability protocols and allows us to leverage any arbitrary message bridge (AMB) to send the Unit of Liquidity across chains. This ensures that our users will experience the same consistent high-quality UX as every AMB has the same interface. As a result, Catalyst is guaranteed to be the liquidity protocol with most supported chains.

Arbitrary message agnosticism has two main advantages:

  • The cross-chain attack surface is limited to a single message as opposed to 4-6 attack surfaces of existing solutions.
  • Cross-chain pool creators can choose the best AMB depending on their use-case.

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Are you building with Generalised Incentives? Submit a PR and get a shoutout on this page.