South Korea’s smart contract auditing firm Sooho.io is partnering with Lambda256, the blockchain subsidiary of Upbit operator Dunamu, to develop a bridge layer connecting the country’s fragmented decentralized finance (DeFi) and Web 3.0 ecosystem.
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- The new bridge will work as a frictionless Web 3.0 financial layer that enables users to move and exchange digital assets on multiple different public blockchains — similar to the SWIFT system in traditional banking, Dunamu and Sooho.io said.
- Aiming to unify South Korea’s “fragmented” mainnet and DeFi market, the new bridge layer will also enhance the interoperability between South Korean protocols.
- Sooho.io will develop the bridge and a decentralized exchange (DEX) on top of Lambda256’s mainnet dedicated to accommodate decentralized apps (dApps) called “The Balance.”
- “We are uniquely positioned to not only bring together the fragmented Korean crypto industry, but connect it to the rest of the world,” said Jisu Park, CEO and founder of Sooho.io.
- Dunamu operates Upbit, the largest cryptocurrency exchange in South Korea — the company recently became the first crypto company to be named a conglomerate by the country, with about 10.82 trillion won (US$8.7 billion) in total assets.
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