“Catalyst pioneers the seamless swap between Cosmos and Ethereum through a powerful collaboration with Injective, Caldera, and Scroll, revolutionizing cross-chain interoperability and unlocking limitless possibilities for decentralized finance.”
Today, the Cata Labs team is thrilled to announce the launch of the first-ever live corridor between a Cosmos rollup and an Ethereum rollup. This exciting development comes as Catalyst, a protocol developed by Cata Labs, has been deployed on the inEVM testnet. inEVM is an EVM-compatible rollup on Injective, in collaboration with Caldera. With this new corridor, cross-chain swaps and liquidity transfers between the two rollups can now be facilitated.
While Ethereum has already embraced rollups and is home to several major rollups such as Scroll, Arbitrum, and OP Mainnet, inEVM marks the latest addition to the Cosmos ecosystem. It uses Injective for consensus and data availability, allowing for composability across the Cosmos and Solana networks through the Injective ecosystem. Ethereum developers can now deploy their applications on inEVM without any code modifications and tap into the extensive liquidity and global user base of Injective, Solana, and Cosmos.
One of the key advantages of inEVM is its lightning-fast transaction processing. With instant transaction finality, users can experience blazingly quick speeds, eliminating the need for waiting. Furthermore, inEVM provides a rich suite of developer tools and integrations from the Ethereum ecosystem, offering flexibility to development teams. Shared liquidity within the Injective ecosystem ensures that users can leverage the benefits of a vibrant and interconnected blockchain environment.
The collaboration between Cata Labs and Caldera has been instrumental in powering the capabilities of inEVM. Caldera is a leading Layer 2 Rollup-as-a-service provider, offering a user-friendly platform for developers to deploy and manage dedicated app-specific rollups effortlessly. With low latency and easy customization, Caldera makes blockchain deployment accessible to all, regardless of coding experience.
Connecting inEVM and Scroll, Catalyst is the catalyst for enabling cross-rollup swaps between these historically separate ecosystems. It creates a Cosmos-to-Ethereum corridor where assets can flow seamlessly between the two. Catalyst allows for cross-chain atomic swaps of native assets on each respective rollup. In this pilot phase, Catalyst supports the instant swapping of native Sepolia ETH on Scroll testnet with native INJ on inEVM’s testnet.
Moving forward, Catalyst has the potential to enable “local” swaps between any token within a chain/rollup. For example, WETH on inEVM can be paired and swapped with native INJ on inEVM.
To get started with Catalyst on inEVM and Scroll, visit Catalyst Missions where you can access the Catalyst user interface. By participating in the Catalyst Mission, you can obtain faucet tokens on Scroll Sepolia, which will serve as your key to exploring Catalyst. Connect your wallet securely within the user interface to ensure the security of your assets. From there, choose between inEVM and Scroll to tailor your experience.
With Catalyst, cross-chain transactions and liquidity transfers have never been easier or more efficient. It opens up a new realm of possibilities for users, empowering them to acquire any asset on any chain.
If you have any questions, reach out to the Cata Labs team on Telegram, and their support team will be happy to assist you.
About Cata Labs:
Cata Labs is a software development company that contributes to open-source technology, including Catalyst Protocol. It is backed by prominent investors such as Spartan Group, HashKey, Polygon, and Circle.
Injective is a lightning-fast interoperable layer one blockchain optimized for building premier Web3 finance applications. It provides developers with powerful plug-and-play modules for creating unmatched dApps. Injective is incubated by Binance and is backed by prominent investors such as Jump Crypto, Pantera, and Mark Cuban.
Caldera is a platform for running high-performance, customizable, and application-specific rollups with frameworks like the OP Stack and Arbitrum Orbit. These custom-built blockchains offer high throughput, low latency, and customizable features for optimizing decentralized applications’ performance and user experience.