Polkastarter: DEX for cross-chain token pools

The next phase of the DeFi market is the creation and integration of cross-chain tokens that don’t discriminate amongst varying blockchain and a DEX that can manage such pools. Since DeFi tokens are mostly listed/featured on DEX aggregators it becomes a very important gap to fill by creating a DEX for these specific purposes.

The potential of the blockchain is quite limited with legacy blockchains such as Ethereum, Dash, Bitcoin which can only do transactions one at a time with only tokens under the same governance and infrastructure. To make the anticipated web 3.0 a reality all blockchains must be able to interact with one another. For this to be achieved interoperability must come into full mode.

Since the launch of Bitcoin blockchain in 2009, a lot of Blockchain have been created with different purposes and ecosystems. In 2020 there are as many as 11,869 active blockchain in Github repository. Each of these projects have their own protocol and are implemented using specific programming languages.

There is much need for interoperability across various chains for a lot of reasons.

Interoperability gives the freedom to share values across blockchain networks without the need for intermediaries. Without this ability, blockchain networks would find it hard to communicate with each other.

Resourcefulness: Ability to utilize varying blockchain at will and at ease will open up the opportunity for the resources of the varying blockchain to be utilized, for example, a token built on the Ethereum smart contract is not limited in function on the Polkastarter protocol because of the sharding technology it adopts making it possible to unilaterally switch between protocols.

Speed: Speed of transaction is essential as much as the need to successfully make the transaction, interoperability helps enhance this speed since its moving away from legacy blockchain like Ethereum whose Transaction Per Seconds (TPS) is around 15-40 to sharding network like Polkadot that can process 160,000 Transaction Per Seconds and can go up to a million Transactions Per Seconds. With interoperability you don’t need to get stuck in a much slower blockchain.

Variety: Ability to switch between blockchains protocols is a spice that’s presently lacking in the ecosystem, it forces blockchain to be limited, restricted in its growth potential and not giving freedom to choose which blockchain to use per time. Interoperability across blockchains is that needed spice to gear things up and make interacting with the blockchain technology an interesting and cool thing to do for anyone, servicing the broader community.

Data Sharing: Interoperability enhances smooth information sharing across participating blockchain, without the need to spend extra resources and a possible zero downtime encounter. It’s easier and a cost efficient process to interact with other blockchain networks from your native blockchain protocol compared to the need to switch completely to the blockchain of participating members in order to interact.

Partnership: Instead of competitive networks, we will have collaborations with interoperability in place, with active collaborations the true potentials of the blockchain will be achieved in a short term. Compared to an ecosystem that’s isolated, constantly trying to out compete each other, interoperability will open up partnership opportunities for participating blockchain networks.

Polkastarter protocol does not limit the participation of players of varying blockchains, in order to take on the ability of going beyond the current Erc20 standard which is mostly used by many DEX aggregators, anyone with a different blockchain can enter the Polkastarter network. Users of projects that have successfully boarded on the network will be able to participate in a secure and compliant environment. The ease for participating projects to form alliances within the Polkastarter network is enhanced within the protocol, as projects get together to find themselves, it becomes quite easy to collaborate.


Polkastarter is built on top of the polkadot network. The Polkadot ecosystem contains parachains (individual blockchain networks that formed the larger polkadot network) and a relay chain that acts as the central connector between parachains. Polkadot uses a sharding technology which not only facilitates transactions but also data exchange. All projects listed on the Polkastarter DEX for trading, auction bids, fundraising and OTC abilities will be afforded the full rights of the polkadot network.

The network will be the DEX for cross-chain pools and a constantly communicating network of data. In recent times DEX activities have gone up quite significantly, it’s the biggest gainer in the DeFi market, fueling the current decentralized finance hype, and taking on a larger share of the centralized exchange market that’s constantly faced with ever-changing policies of regulatory authorities.

About Author

Jake Simmons

Jake Simmons has been a crypto enthusiast since 2016, and since hearing about Bitcoin and blockchain technology, he's been involved with the subject every day. Beyond cryptocurrencies, Jake studied computer science and worked for 2 years for a startup in the blockchain sector. At CNF he is responsible for technical issues. His goal is to make the world aware of cryptocurrencies in a simple and understandable way.

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