The future will have millions of chains, enabled by rollup frameworks like Arbitrum Orbit. These infrastructure innovations are enabling developers to reimagine the on-chain user experience from the ground-up. However, while rollup frameworks are making it easier to launch a dedicated rollup, developers and users still face the problem of trying to interoperate between all these newly launched rollups and chains.
Catalyst, the cross-chain AMM purpose-built for millions of chains, is tackling this looming problem in the cross-chain ecosystem by creating a permissionless, unified liquidity layer for any chain or rollup to permissionlessly opt into. Catalyst’s mission is to create borderless Web3, where users can swap assets across any chain they are on.
Today, we’re excited to announce that Catalyst will be building on top of the Arbitrum ecosystem. This integration will enable seamless cross-chain swaps between assets on Arbitrum Orbit Chains as well as connect liquidity to the broader crypto ecosystem–reinforcing our commitment to a borderless, interconnected future. Catalyst is liquidity tailor-made for modular networks like Arbitrum.
Arbitrum and its suite of products are the most advanced blockchain scaling technologies to date. With the Arbitrum Nitro Stack, developers can easily customise their rollup to suit their needs, leverage Arbitrum AnyTrust for ultra-low transaction fees, and benefit from future upgrades to Nitro, including performance optimizations, permissionless validation, and Arbitrum Stylus.
With Arbitrum Orbit, Catalyst anticipates a proliferation of rollups in the near future. As a result, these newly launched rollups will need a scalable solution to connecting to and transferring value between one another.
Building Catalyst on top of Arbitrum will offer a frictionless experience for Arbitrum developers and their users alike. With the integration of Catalyst, Arbitrum Orbit Chains will be able to move value and connect liquidity with any other Catalyst-enabled chain right at launch, streamlining cross-chain transactions and enhancing liquidity flow.
Catalyst’s next steps involve deploying Catalyst on Arbitrum testnet and integrating with Arbitrum Orbit Chains. By doing so, Catalyst will create a reliable foundation for the future of cross-chain liquidity and interoperability within the modular blockchain ecosystem.
Catalyst is an AMM purpose-built to connect all chains. Its mission is to empower individuals to acquire any asset on any chain. Using Catalyst, any chain can swap assets with major blockchains like Cosmos, Ethereum and its rollups. Catalyst is backed by prominent investors such as Spartan Group, HashKey, Polygon and Circle.