- Cosmos (ATOM) is set to revolutionize interoperability in the blockchain world by bringing its Inter-Blockchain Communication (IBC) protocol to Avalanche (AVAX), connecting over 100 networks and the Cosmos Hub ecosystem.
- Landslide Network is launching an incentivized testnet to facilitate this integration, with registration open for participation, and ATOM prices responding positively to this innovative development.
Revolutionizing Interoperability: Cosmos Meets Avalanche
In a groundbreaking development within the blockchain sphere, Avalanche’s C-chain, a prominent EVM-compatible blockchain, is poised to become seamlessly interoperable with over 100 networks built on the Cosmos SDK. This milestone is set to be achieved through the integration of the Inter-Blockchain Communication (IBC) protocol, ushering in a new era of connectivity between Avalanche (AVAX) and the Cosmos Hub ecosystem.
Landslide Network: Bridging the Gap with IBC
Landslide Network, a pioneering project at the forefront of this integration, is slated to launch an incentivized testnet on November 1, 2023. This marks a pivotal moment in blockchain history, as it introduces the IBC protocol to Avalanche (AVAX), facilitated by a collaborative effort between Landslide and the Interchain Foundation’s Strangelove.
1/ The ICF is excited to confirm that IBC is coming to Avalanche!@CosmosAVAX is developing the IBC light client on Avalanche, paving the way for seamless interoperability between Avalanche, Cosmos Hub, and 100+ other IBC-enabled chains.
— Interchain Foundation (@interchain_io) October 31, 2023
Potential participants in this testnet can register on the Landslide Network’s official website, opening up opportunities for any IBC-enabled chain or decentralized application (dApp) to operate natively on the Avalanche (AVAX) network. This development is not only a testament to the technical capabilities of the teams involved but also a realization of a vision foreseen by Dr. Emin Gün Sirer, the founder and CEO of Ava Labs and the inventor of Avalanche (AVAX).
Nathan Windsor, the cofounder and CEO of Landslide, expressed his enthusiasm and honor in working with the Interchain community, emphasizing the secure and safe nature of IBC technology. His sentiments reflect the broader excitement within the community about the potential of this integration to enhance the capabilities of developers and researchers across the blockchain ecosystem.
A Surge in ATOM and New Horizons for AVAX
As the crypto world reacts to this integration, ATOM, the core native utility, and governance cryptocurrency of the Cosmos ecosystem, has seen a surge in its value, reaching its highest levels since mid-August. In the last 24 hours alone, ATOM’s price increased by over 8.3%, peaking at $8.13.
Meanwhile, representatives from Ava Labs foresee this collaboration as a mutually beneficial venture, not just for the respective ecosystems of Cosmos and Avalanche, but for the global Web3 and crypto segment as a whole. The integration of Landslide brings CosmWasm to Avalanche’s innovative consensus mechanism, creating a unified gateway between the Cosmos and Avalanche ecosystems through IBC and Avalanche Warp Messaging.
Despite a slight 1.7% decrease in AVAX’s value overnight, the future looks promising as these two blockchain giants come together, creating synergies that are bound to drive innovation and connectivity in the blockchain world.