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RenVM Mainnet Is Now Live Supporting DeFI Interoperability

On May 27 DeFi protocol Ren with backing from Polychain Capital and FBG Capital, launched its core product ‘RenVM’.

RenVM allows users to create tokenized Bitcoin (BTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), and Zcash (ZEC) in the form of ERC-20s for use on the Ethereum ecosystem. 

1⃣ Use RenBridge to mint and release $BTC, $BCH, and $ZEC on #Ethereum as an ERC20 — Ren (@renprotocol) May 27, 2020

Taiyang Zhang, co-founder, and CEO of Ren said:

“Successfully launching RenVM’s mainnet is a critical step in our long-term mission of creating a decentralized platform for DeFi that is self-sustaining and advances the industry as a whole.”

Zhang adds:

“Generic interoperability has been a thorn in DeFi’s side, and we’re thrilled that RenVM is now solving this problem by enabling cross-chain liquidity to crypto investors everywhere.”

Ren also plans to introduce tokenized representations of crypto assets for other leading blockchain networks in the future, such as Libra and Celo.

RenVM tokens will be supported by the members of the recently formed Ren Alliance, a consortium of more than 50 firms who will work to secure, develop, and utilize the protocol.

4⃣ RenVM is public infrastructure for #DeFi. If you want to get involved join the Ren Alliance or come chat with us in Telegram — Ren (@renprotocol) May 27, 2020

The alliance includes many leading DeFi projects such as:

  1. Kyber Network

  2. Aave

  3. Matic

  4. Polychain Capital

  5. Synapse Capital

  6. Idex

Polychain’s Sherwin Dowlat states:

“RenVM is an elegant solution for solving generic interoperability, and we’re thrilled to help guarantee the safety of RenVM by serving as a darknode in its semi-decentralized core.”

Zhang adds that more alliance members will be integrating support for RenVM soon:

“As it really matures and it gets battle-tested then we will be rolling out more stages and allowing more people to really interact with the system.”

Zhang notes on Defi that the sector is still “very nascent, and there is still a lot of room to grow,” emphasizing the increased liquidity pool that tokenized Bitcoin opens up for Ethereum-based DeFi protocols.

Source: Cointelegraph | Image: Unsplash



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