Stablecoin Dai (DAI), created by Maker (MKR), has officially become the first ever cross-chain ERC-20 token after entering beta testing on Wanchain (WAN), a blockchain platform that connects and exchanges value between different blockchain ledgers.

According to the announcement, the Dai token will leverage Wanchain’s cross-chain functionality, which saw its v2.0 go live with full Ethereum interoperability earlier this year, to allow for Bitcoin to be exchanged for Dai in a fully decentralized manner. Additionally, this functionality could ultimately allow Bitcoin to be added as a form of collateral for the Dai stablecoin.

“We believe the integration of Dai on Wanchain plus the launch of Bitcoin Integration on Wanchain could unlock a plethora of use cases, extending to virtually any use case for digital payments leveraging cross-chain functionality,” said Rune Christensen, CEO and co-founder of MakerDAO.

This news adds to Maker’s bullish momentum, which has been growing since the project sold 6% of the total MKR supply to Andreessen Horowitz for $15 million.

MKR and WAN are currently ranked 21st and 57th, respectively, in the AltDex 100 Cryptocurrency Index (ALT100), a benchmark index for large-cap cryptocurrencies and tokens.

More: MakerDAO’s Dai on Wanchain Becomes First Ever Cross-Chain ERC20 — Beta Testnet Now Open
Related: Wanchain 2.0 Goes Live With Full Ethereum Interoperability

Disclaimer: This article’s author has cryptocurrency holdings that can be tracked here. This article is for informational purposes only and should not be taken as investment advice. Always conduct your own due diligence before making investments.



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