Bridging Rollups, Sidechains, and Ethereum | Hop Protocol
Bankless Nation, meet Chris Whinfrey, CEO and Founder of Hop Protocol. Hop is a liquidity protocol that allows users to transfer assets across different Layer 2's and Rollups, currently supporting Ethereum Mainnet, Polygon, xDai, Optimism, and Arbitrum.
Removing the bottlenecks of returning to the L1 is a massive step forward in making Ethereum a modular, scaled ecosystem. Hop has contracts on Layer 1 and Layer 2s, with Hop tokens accounting for the exchanged liquidity across platforms.
With an emphasis on Hop's technical capabilities and user experience, we the project from top to bottom and the implications of what composability can do for DeFi.
📣 POOLTOGETHER | DEFI LOTTERY
⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM
🍵 MATCHA | DECENTRALIZED EXCHANGE AGGREGATOR
🔐 LEDGER | SECURE YOUR ASSETS
🧙♀️ ALCHEMIX | SELF-PAYING LOANS
4:00 Chris Whinfrey of Hop Protocol
7:28 What Does it Mean To Hop?
15:03 Accounting for Assets
21:35 Bank Runs & Incentives
26:00 Non-EVM Chains
29:34 Providing Liquidity & Yield
36:20 Faster, Cheaper, Stronger
40:19 Hop’s Organization & Roadmap
43:20 Other Interests… NFTs & DAOs
46:02 Closing & Disclaimers
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