Interoperability is a multisyllabic word for a multi-faceted problem. How do you get blockchains to communicate with one another? Until recently, there’s been no easy way to achieve this, leaving assets isolated and smart contract-powered dapps siloed on their respective protocols. Before crypto assets can take over the world, first they need to escape the valley where they originated, a task which calls for building bridges.
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The Quest to Connect Crypto Networks
The cryptosphere is often described as being tribalistic on account of its factions’ skepticism of opposing altcoiners, whose ideology differs from theirs. Tribalism doesn’t just apply to crypto culture however: it’s also deeply woven into the architecture of the blockchain protocols themselves. Early civilizations were quite literally tribalistic due to the geographical difficulties of making it into the next valley, where strangers dwelled. Until recently, it was the…