Resource 1 - Overview of ZetaChain


Developers will be introduced to the origin of ZetaChain and its unique approach to tackling interoperability challenges. You'll delve into the core concepts of ZetaChain, with a special focus on cross-chain messaging and omnichain smart contracts.

ZetaChain empowers developers to deploy single smart contracts that operate seamlessly across multiple blockchains, or use cross-chain messaging to facilitate interactions between different blockchains. With ZetaChain, you have the tools you need to create truly interconnected decentralized applications.

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Learning Outcomes

By the end of this resource, you will be able to:

Step 1 - Overview of ZetaChain

Origin of ZetaChain

In the ever-evolving landscape of blockchain technology, the rapid proliferation of novel decentralized finance (DeFi) and non-fungible token (NFT) applications has ushered in a wave of innovation. However, this growth has been slowed by a significant challenge: the lack of seamless interoperability between different blockchain networks. This issue affects both Layer 1 blockchains (L1) like Ethereum and Binance Smart Chain (BSC), and Layer 2 solutions (L2) such as Polygon and Arbitrum.

Developers often face the difficult task of deploying and maintaining their decentralized applications (dApps) across multiple networks, each with its own set of challenges and limitations.

For users trying to maximize their yields, the current landscape requires navigating various dApps and using multiple bridges to transfer assets between networks.

This complex process involves dealing with network-specific wrapped tokens and different trust models, leading to fragmented liquidity and a cumbersome, expensive experience across many interfaces.