Welcome to Chainflip
This is the official documentation for Chainflip, a cross-chain decentralised exchange, based on a proof-of-stake validator network, that uses highly efficient threshold signing schemes and a unique AMM design to offer users a maximally efficient and low friction method to trade digital assets in a totally decentralised system.
As the crypto space is going through rapid evolution, It is increasingly evident that the value proposition for cross chain activity is becoming more prominent. We as Chainflip have a vision of becoming one of the key solutions to the complexity & non triviality of swapping between L1 crypto assets. We view the following attributes & metrics as important to achieving that goal:
Generalised Cross-Chain Capability: Provide users with a permissionless method to swap assets between arbitrary chains and networks (L1, L2, etc) without introducing new wrapped assets, liquidity fragmentation, leaving users with tail risk, or excessive confirmation times.
Decentralisation: Maintain credible decentralisation, audited open-source software, and transparent network operation from the very beginning.
Useful Product: Offer extremely accurate pricing and minimise slippage to make the protocol competitive within the current swapping protocol market, in addition to focusing on the user experience and providing value to end-users.
Composability: Engineer the protocol such that it can be easily utilised by wallets, aggregators, and other products to bring their users greater functionality, who in turn become users of the protocol by proxy.
Sustained Value Capture: The protocol should be self-sustaining if enough users want to use the product without artificial incentives. The protocol should channel value from generated fees into the FLIP token and distribute it among token holders, while also compensating for any incentives offered.
For further information on our Protocol Design and what we are building here at Chainflip Labs, please read below:
- Read our White paper (opens in a new tab) 📑
- Read our Light paper (opens in a new tab) 📄
- Thesis and Introduction
We are also actively contributing to our community members through our blog (opens in a new tab). Here we post updates on our protocol design implementations as well as development updates from our CTO. Occasionally we also contribute to the wider crypto community with relevant write ups on the space.
- Delphi Podcast (opens in a new tab)
- Zoomer JD Interviews (opens in a new tab)
- Crypto Unstacked (opens in a new tab)
- Where are we in the Market Cycle? (opens in a new tab)
Join our vibrant community to help steer the initial direction and development of Chainflip:
For those that want to really want to showcase their support and become part of our active community, head on over to our Flippy (opens in a new tab) Collection, grab one and get it verified on our Discord.