Looking to expand its functionality and take advantage of the latest developments in blockchain
technology, the Bytecoin team has announced that it has laid out the foundation for users to
establish their own gateways via blockchain bridging.
Blockchain bridging is a process that provides digital assets with a veritable new dimension of
capabilities. To complete the process, a bridge is formed, immutably linking a set amount of one
asset to an equivalent amount of another asset on a different blockchain. The link is made via a
smart contract, which maintains that the units of the two assets always share an original base
value and allows for the establishment of the gateway interface. The gateway interface opens
the doors for a new asset to emerge, the final result of the transfiguration of one asset into
another form on another blockchain.
This development has been made possible due to Bytecoin’s new auditable wallets which were
released as part of the beta of Amethyst v3.4.0 in December of last year. Auditible wallets are
optional features that allow users to provide outside parties with view-only access to their
holdings without compromising their anonymity.
If enacted, the Bytecoin Gateway presents a number of benefits to the Bytecoin community,
including growth via cross-chain expansion and augmentation of presence and trading
Jenny Goldberg, Bytecoin’s CMO, had this to add:
We are all really excited by the possibilities this technology brings to the table. At Bytecoin, we have a deep interest in emerging technologies that can enhance our platform, and blockchain bridging could potentially do that in a big way.
This move is the latest effort by the Bytecoin team to turn cutting edge crypto technology into
structures fit for practical use.
Bytecoin was originally launched in 2012 as the first privacy-oriented cryptocurrency based on
the CryptoNote technology, featuring unlinkable transactions, untraceable payments and a
scalable blockchain. With a market cap of over $100 million, Bytecoin remains one of the most
significant cryptocurrencies on the market.