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.
Introducing MakerDAO's Dai on Wanchain, the First Ever Cross-Chain ERC20 ! Beta Testnet is Now Open. Read our Medium post for more details on this groundbreaking integration. https://t.co/zB0UY1MeyH
— Wanchain (@wanchain_org) October 11, 2018
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.
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