Router Protocol’s Enhanced Testnet is Now Live

Cross-Chain Transfers

A glimpse of the cross-chain transfer UI of USDC from Kovan to Polygon

Cross-Chain Swaps

Swapping Asset A for Asset B between different chains

The Dashboard

The Upgrades :

  1. The bug reported by ImmuneFi has been patched. A whitehat hacker in the ImmuneFi reported a bug in their latest security report which would have allowed native assets in the bridge to be drained out completely. The bug was of critical nature and the bug reporter was rewarded handsomely for reporting the same. If you are a security researcher, make sure to check out our active bug bounty program at ImmuneFi which was rewards up to $200,000 for reporting bugs.
  2. Another critical bug was discovered internally while doing the integration testing of the Router Protocol bridge — the bug allowed arbitrary values to be assigned to the bridge by calling the bridge contract directly, allowing the exploiter to swap at any desired rates.
  3. All contracts in Router Protocol’s smart contract directory were made to be upgradable which allows us to upgrade them using the Proxy pattern. This means that we will be able to update them without actually changing the addresses of the new contracts. This will initially add a bit of centralization to the product suite but is essential until we make sure our systems are robust and completely safe. This responsibility will later be delegated to the DAO-operated multi-sig. The Golang bridge also had to be tweaked in order to fully support upgradeable contracts.
  4. The upgraded Testnet contracts also allow the transfer of native tokens like MATIC/ETH — this functionality was absent in our last testnet contracts.
  5. The upgraded bridges allow fees to be charged for transfers and swaps. This enables the protocol to earn fees which we later plan on distributing back to the Router Protocol community. Our plan is to make $ROUTE the universal gas token so users can move assets seamlessly between different blockchains with just $ROUTE for gas.
  6. We also developed our PathFinder algorithm which ensures that the trades are filled at the best prices for the swappers. Currently, the exchanges integrated with Router are Dfyn on the Polygon side and Uniswap on the Ethereum side. However, as our contract is scaleable, it allows us to add support for more AMMs as needed.
  7. Above all, the most challenging part of the process was to get both the smart contracts and the bridge to be audited by Halborn Security, one of the top-rated security firms for blockchain applications.

Introducing our Incentivized Testnet

  1. Native Coins: ETH/MATIC
  2. Stablecoins: USDC/USDT/DAI
  3. Altcoins: DFYN/ROUTE

What comes next?

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