Trustless bridges may be the key to blockchain interoperability

Crypto and blockchain enthusiasts take pride in belonging to a community that is working on the future of financial systems. Yet, the community is innately fragmented thanks to multiple blockchains working independently of each other. The dream of mass adoption of blockchain and decentralized finance faces a major hurdle: a lack of interoperability.

Meanwhile, decentralized applications (DApps) — the fruits of decentralization — are being held up. DApp developers face difficulties while transacting between different blockchain networks, and the reason behind this is they are stuck in the ecosystem. Despite having the best infrastructure, Ethereum is losing its foothold.

Stephen Tse is the founder and CEO of He was previously a researcher at Microsoft (NASDAQ:) Research, a senior infrastructure engineer at Google (NASDAQ:) and a principal engineer for search ranking at Apple (NASDAQ:).