supports Cronos Cross-Bridge Mainnet Beta launch


Cronos has announced the launch of its mainnet beta to enable better interoperability between the Cosmos and Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) ecosystems.

The release will allow developers to move decentralized applications and smart contracts from Ethereum and EMV compliant chains to the Cronos network at low cost and high speed as the protocol integration is done by Inter-Blockchain Communications (IBC). This will make’s 10 million customer base accessible.

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Cronos is built on top of the Cosmos blockchain and operated by Ethermint – a consensus mechanism to prove authority – and operates alongside the chain.

In the days leading up to the launch, the Cronos team published a Medium blog post explaining the complicated process of bridging assets across chains – e.g. chain via IBC to the Cronos chain.

Cronos announced its Testnet service in July this year and has reportedly enabled 1.5 million transactions from over 600,000 wallet addresses since then. Kris Marszalek, CEO and co-founder of, said at the time that he expected an “explosion of activity on Cronos” and pledged to drive the success of developer projects from inception to deployment.

That endorsement was demonstrated by the launch of a $ 100 million grant fund by the Particle B blockchain accelerator, which is also set to distribute $ 1 million to 100 projects that are deploying their applications on the chain.

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Since its inception, the Cronos ecosystem has attracted over 20 validators, including Bison Trails, a number of prominent decentralized oracles including Chainlink and Band Protocol, wallets MetaMask and, and partnerships with decentralized financial, non-fungible token and gaming platforms and projects.

The Cronos roadmap for Q1 and Q2 of 2022 outlines the intention to launch the mainnet version of Gravity Bridge as well as to integrate additional IBC channels and IBC token whitelists.