Nervos, a collection of protocols and public blockchain network, today announced the launch of a new cross-chain bridge with Binance Smart Chain (BSC), growing its multi-chain strategy as the network seeks to expand its ecosystem.
Starting today, BSC assets can be moved across to the Nervos ecosystem, and developers and projects building on BSC will be able to use their existing codebases to begin porting their decentralized applications (dApps) to Nervos, enabling them to grow their user reach and adoption.
Further, Users in the BSC ecosystem will also be able to take advantage of yield farming opportunities available through YokaiSwap, the first decentralized exchange (DEX) to launch on Nervos.
Expanding the Nervos Ecosystem With Force Bridge
The completion of the Nervos to BSC bridge marks a milestone, as it unlocks new options given BSC’s Total Value Locked (TVL), which is the biggest of any blockchain outside of Ethereum.
Developers and teams building on BSC can port their dApps to Nervos and gain access to projects, tools, and resources available in a burgeoning network focused on DeFi development. Additionally, dApps on Nervos such as YokaiSwap, a next-generation interoperable AMM decentralized exchange (DEX) built on Nervos, will gain access to liquidity through the BSC ecosystem.
The bridge is made possible through Force Bridge, a trustless cross-chain bridge that allows for seamless transactions between the Nervos ecosystem and other public chains, and Godwoken, the first EVM-compatible Layer 2 blockchain on the network. Nervos’ Layer 1 provides security and scalability, allowing support for future layers and making it easier to build EVM-compatible cross-chains bridges, such as the Nervos x BSC bridge, from the Nervos Network to other chains.
“Bridges are among the most fundamental building blocks of truly impactful blockchain applications. By enabling cross-chain interoperability with BSC, we’re unlocking an immense amount of value that can now be transacted in the Nervos ecosystem.”
– Chris Khan, Senior Product Manager at Nervos
Seamless Token Transfers
This new bridge will enable the seamless transfer of tokens across the Nervos and BSC networks.
At launch, Binance Coin (BNB) and Binance USD (BUSD), the native token and stablecoin of the Binance ecosystem respectively, will be supported for asset transfers and cross-chain swaps, with support for more BEP-20 tokens to come in the future.
Yield Farming on YokaiSwap
As part of their expanded access to dApps in the Nervos ecosystem, BSC users will also be able to receive over 500% annual percentage rate (APR) incentives on YokaiSwap through yield farming.
As an Automated Market Maker (AMM), YokaiSwap enables users to easily and efficiently swap $CKB and any whitelisted token on the Ethereum network, as well as BNB and BUSD.
Starting on Saturday, January 15th, 2022, BNB/CKB and BNB/YOK trading pairs will be listed on YokaiSwap and available for yield farming opportunities.