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Discover what is possible in a cross-chain and interoperable future. See the latest news & thought leadership, plus technical & tokenholder tutorials from the Axelar team

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October 18, 2022

Announcing the Interop Summit, Powered by Axelar

The Interop Summit is blockchain’s first-ever universal gathering point for builders creating dApps that span Web3.

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Getting Started With Axelar

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Security at Axelar Core

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The AXL Token & the Cross-Chain Future

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Bring the Program to the Asset

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What Is General Message Passing and How Can It Change Web3?

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Axelar’s Universal Blockchain Interoperability Network Raises $35 Million to Reach $1 Billion Valuation

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November 30, 2022

How Much Gas to Get Over the Bridge?

Satellite gas fees, explained: In this post, we explain cross-chain gas costs, where they are charged, how they are estimated — and how Axelar keeps cross-chain gas payment complexities in the background for users.

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November 18, 2022

Biconomy & Axelar to Power a Chainless User Experience with the Biconomy SDK

Developers can tap into powerful, composable SDK modules to onboard users, control gas fees, and bundle transactions easily, among other UX benefits.

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October 26, 2022

Axelar & Polygon to Deliver Secure Cross-Chain Communication to Polygon Supernets

Axelar is one of the early adopters of Polygon Supernets which will expand the interoperability of Polygon Supernets — high-performance app-specific chains that can be optimized for a dApp or a category of dApps. 

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October 20, 2022

Composable USDC: Seamless UX in the Multi-chain World

Combining Axelar with the recently announced Cross-Chain Transfer Protocol (CCTP) by Circle, we plan to unlock seamless Web3 user experiences to make blockchain technology accessible to billions of users.

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October 18, 2022

Announcing the Interop Summit, Powered by Axelar

The Interop Summit is blockchain’s first-ever universal gathering point for builders creating dApps that span Web3.

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October 14, 2022

Why Blockchain Interoperability Matters – and How to Achieve It Securely

Blockchain interoperability must be a priority for all Web3 developers. Giving users a secure and simple way to transact across multiple blockchains is important for the growth and scalability of Web3 applications and protocols

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October 7, 2022

Partner Case Study: Squid Is Cross-Chain Liquidity for Everyone

Squid is a protocol that enables cross-chain liquidity routing and swaps through a single Javascript software development kit (SDK). 

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October 6, 2022

How to Import ERC20 Wrapped AXL tokens to MetaMask Wallet

Axelar has issued ERC-20 versions of the AXL token to EVM chains, e.g. Ethereum, Avalanche. After you obtain these tokens by providing an EVM chain address where the tokens can be sent, you can view your AXL tokens within your MetaMask Wallet.

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September 29, 2022

How to Convert AXL to the EVM-Compatible wAXL Token

AXL is a chain-agnostic token, meaning it can be represented on various chains. The ERC-20-compatible version of AXL, used on EVM chains, is called wAXL. This tutorial shows how to convert

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September 28, 2022

Axelar Works with Coinbase Cloud to Support Network Security with AXL Token Staking

Coinbase Cloud will join a list of top-tier validators supporting the Axelar network. AXL tokenholders will be able to stake AXL to Coinbase Cloud’s public validator, and help secure a network that is building the cross-chain future.

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September 27, 2022

Axelar Partners with Mysten Labs to Bring General Message Passing to Sui Blockchain

“In order to reach the next billion end users, Web3 needs to onboard millions of developers. Mysten Labs is paving the way for that with an asset-oriented programming language and a developer-friendly environment”

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September 27, 2022

The AXL Token Is Now Live

With AXL token release schedules beginning today, the Axelar network reaches a new level of decentralization, and establishes itself as the most secure and richly featured cross-chain network available.

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September 22, 2022

AXL Token Release FAQs

This AXL token FAQ covers tokenholders who acquired the AXL token via various paths, including the community sale conducted via CoinList in March.

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September 20, 2022

Axelar Partners With LongHash Ventures for an Accelerator & a Grant Program

The Axelar Grant Program has become a focal point for investors, developers and partners interested in the cutting edge of Web3 interoperability and cross-chain development.

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September 16, 2022

What Is wAXL? Identifying the Wrapped (ERC-20) AXL Token by Ticker

This post explains, briefly, how the AXL token is represented as an ERC-20 compatible token on Ethereum-Virtual-Machine (EVM) chains.

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September 12, 2022

Anchorage Announces Custody Support for AXL Token

Anchorage Digital is seeing a growing demand among its institutional clients to expand their crypto portfolios to include new, promising protocols and view Axelar as a unique opportunity to do just that from day one.

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September 6, 2022

Axelar Implements Quadratic Voting With 'Maeve' Upgrade

The security benefits of quadratic voting have been discussed by blockchain industry leaders including Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin. However, few have implemented it.

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September 1, 2022

Axelar September update: August Was NFT (& Robot) Month

There are many upcoming events and opportunities to get connected with the Axelar community, beginning with Friday's Community Call, where we'll welcome a new ecosystem partner, Squid, that is emerging as a key enabler for deFi dApps on Axelr.

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August 19, 2022

The Axelar Robot NFT Collection: Cross-chain NFTs, Minted in Partnership With MintDAO

Axelar recently announced a new member of the team to help power the cross-chain future of Web3: The Axelar Robot.

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August 9, 2022

Axelar, Aurigami, and Trisolaris Join Forces to Bring Secure Cross-Chain Lending and Liquidity to NEAR Protocol’s Aurora

Axelar’s interoperability protocol will power a new cross-chain DEX and money market, unlocking new capabilities for AURORA, NEAR, and USN holders.

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August 3, 2022

How to Build a Cross-Chain DApp: Interop Architecture 101

This article offers some initial architecture design choices when composing applications cross-chain and explores the kinds of functionality that can be built using each.

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July 27, 2022

Axelar Adds BNB to Growing List of Connected Chains

Axelar takes BNB cross-chain.

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July 15, 2022

Axelar Code: Build a DApp that Calls a Contract and Transfers Tokens on Chain B from Chain A

In this tutorial, we will show you how to use Axelar services and functions to build a dApp that calls a contract on chain B from chain A and transfer tokens, for example to purchase an NFT, to send an airdrop, or to distribute tokens from a DAO.

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July 13, 2022

Axelar Network Integrates with Secret Network to Offer Private Cross-Chain Messaging and NFT Transfers

Axelar is committed to a vision of interconnected, specialized blockchains, building across Web3. In this specialized world, blockchain developers can focus on problems that are hard and support applications that solve them.

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July 11, 2022

Heroes of NFT Adopts Axelar to Build the Cross-Chain Metaverse

Heroes of NFT, a native Avalanche project, has adopted Axelar as its infrastructure for cross-chain NFT, gameFi and metaverse applications.

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June 23, 2022

Axelar AMA: Tarun Chitra from Gauntlet w/ Sergey Gorbunov

The path to bestowing true interconnectivity between blockchains is fraught with many pitfalls that a capable team must be able to anticipate before launch. With the help of a seasoned sherpa, even the most perilous precipices can be reached with ease.

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June 17, 2022

Osmosis Is Building a Cross-Chain Liquidity Layer With Axelar

Cross-chain is hard, but Osmosis makes it easy.

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June 16, 2022

Osmosis DAO Selects Axelar as Bridge Service Provider, Launches Cross-Ecosystem Swaps

AUSTIN, Texas, June 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Osmosis, the Cosmos-based interchain automatic market maker (AMM), today announces the launch of cross-ecosystem token swaps.

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June 14, 2022

Liquidity Pools for Bridged Assets on Axelar-Connected Chains

Users of Axelar’s sample bridge app, Satellite, and other bridges built on Axelar, cryptocurrency holders can transfer their assets from any connected chain, to any connected chain

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June 7, 2022

Axelar AMA: Georgios Vlachos & 0xEsper from Kinesis Labs

In order to achieve the reality of an interconnected blockchain, Axelar works closely with various Cosmos chains to provide Cosmos-EVM cross-chain capabilities and link other non-IBC ecosystems to Cosmos-interconnected chains.

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May 5, 2022

General Message Passing Comes to Axelar Mainnet to Advance Secure Cross-Chain Communication

Axelar, the universal overlay network, delivering secure cross-chain communication for Web3, has launched General Message Passing on its mainnet.

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May 4, 2022

How Overlay Networks Could Change Web3

This article first appeared in VentureBeat as a contributed article by Sergey Gorbunov and Galen

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May 1, 2022

How to Convert ERC-20 AXL to Native AXL

The AXL token trades on some exchanges in an ERC-20 version. Before staking, ERC-20 AXL must be converted into native AXL. Axelar makes this simple. Here's how to do it.

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May 1, 2022

How to Set Up a Ledger Wallet for AXL Tokens

This guide will help you to connect the Cosmos app on your Ledger device to the Keplr Wallet, which allows you to send and receive transactions and Axelar tokens.

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May 1, 2022

How to Stake the AXL Token on the Axelar Network

Step-by-step on staking the AXL token to contribute to the security of cross-chain communication on the Axelar network.

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May 1, 2022

How to Bridge the ERC-20 AXL Token to Other Chains

Some exchanges support an ERC-20 version of the AXL token, which can be easily converted into versions compatible with many other chains.

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May 1, 2022

How to Set Up Cosmostation Wallet for Axelar (AXL) Token

Cosmostation supports Axelar, allowing you to send, receive, store and stake the AXL token from the wallet of your choice.

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May 1, 2022

How to LP with AXL Token

This step-by-step tutorial is a how-to on liquidity providing (LPing) using the AXL token on Axelar network.

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May 1, 2022

How to Set Up an Axelar Wallet (for AXL Tokens) With Keplr

To send, receive, store and stake AXL tokens, and connect to the Axelar network, you need to set up an Axelar wallet. Here's how to do that with Keplr wallet.

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April 30, 2022

Axelar Announces Cross-Chain Grant Winners, Extends Program

18 teams are building using Axelar’s secure cross-chain communication infrastructure In March, Axelar announced the

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April 25, 2022

Axelar integrates with e-Money to enable seamless cross-chain stablecoin transfers

We are proud to announce a new partnership between Axelar and e-Money, to support cross-chain

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April 18, 2022

Developer AMA: Building the World’s First Cross-Chain NFT Marketplace

As we’ve been going through applications to the Axelerator Grant Challenge, Axelar’s cross-chain developer grant

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April 16, 2022

Axelar AMA: Sergey Gorbunov + Jack Zampolin Talk Cosmos-EVM Cross-Chain, Interop Infrastructure & More

Axelar works closely with various Cosmos chains to provide Cosmos-EVM cross-chain capabilities and link other

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April 14, 2022

For Cross-Chain Taxes, You Need a Cross-Chain Block Explorer

Each April, U.S. crypto investors lose hair and sleep, trying to untangle crypto transactions for the IRS. It’s complicated for anyone using DeFi protocols. For those who have moved assets cross-chain, taxes can be an order of magnitude more complex.

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April 7, 2022

AMA: Manta Network, Axelar & the Specialized Multichain Future

Axelar and Manta Network co-founders connected for an ask-me-anything (AMA) to discuss interoperability, Web3 use

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March 31, 2022

The Horizontal Scaling Thesis for Web3

Applications and use cases on the decentralized web are further developed than

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March 25, 2022

Axelar Announces General Message Passing at Avalanche Summit Hackathon

Axelar is expanding blockchain interoperability at this week’s Avalanche Summit hackathon in Barcelona, providing General Message Passing for hackers at the event via a local development environment.

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March 25, 2022

The Axelerator Multichain Grant Challenge: Build the Web3 Super App

Axelar network has launched General Message Passing, providing a permissionless transport overlay for cross-chain

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March 22, 2022

Axelar Talks Interoperability at Avalanche Summit

Avalanche interoperability of course exists between subnets, but what about on- and off-ramps to the Avalanche ecosystem?

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March 17, 2022

Axelar Network to Power Injective Bridge in New Interop Partnership

Today, Axelar and Injective announce a partnership that will allow Injective, a custom interoperable Layer-1 protocol for building DeFi applications, to easily integrate EVM blockchains.

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March 14, 2022

Where Will Interoperability Take Web3?

An AMA With Divergence Ventures’ Calvin Liu & Axelar’s Sergey Gorbunov

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March 9, 2022

An Introduction to the Axelar Network

Web3 is in its infancy, despite massive growth in demand and usage. Novel consensus mechanisms and smart contract languages are supporting new decentralized applications that aim to serve the next billion people.

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March 8, 2022

Introducing the AXL Token

Axelar is the universal overlay network, securely connecting all blockchain ecosystems, applications, assets and users to deliver Web3 interoperability.

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February 1, 2022

Pangolin AMA Recap: The Limitless Possibility of Interoperability

In advance of our mainnet launch in February, we held an AMA on Twitter with Pangolin Exchange.

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January 27, 2022

Transfer Terra assets to EVM chains using Satellite

As we begin to bring greater cross-chain interoperability to the blockchain space, one of our early initiatives is the simple transfer of assets across chains.

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January 27, 2022

Announcing The Launch of Satellite

Today we are proud to announce the launch of Satellite, one of the first ecosystem applications powered by the Axelar Network.

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January 18, 2022

Axelar to Integrate Terra with Major Blockchain Ecosystems

Axelar is pleased to announce plans to plug-in Terra into its decentralized network and protocol.

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January 11, 2022

Axelar Newsletter — Mainnet Rollout Begins Announcement

Over a year of hard work by the team and our partners has gone into developing the network. While we are just getting started, this is a major milestone that we are incredibly excited to share.

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January 11, 2022

Axelar Begins Rollout of Public Mainnet Launch for February 2022

Developers will be able to build interoperable, decentralized apps on Axelar network and backend using new APIs and the Axelar SDK

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December 24, 2021

Axelar Newsletter — December Edition

As 2021 comes to a close, this month’s newsletter recaps key milestones from the year and shares some of the latest updates from the Axelar team.

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December 18, 2021

Axelar welcomes Citadel.one as an Official Validator Partner!

As Axelar’s decentralized network continues to expand, strong ecosystem partners remain a key pillar in the path towards mainnet.

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December 16, 2021

State of the Testnet — December 2021

Last week, a dozen members of the Axelar team traveled from across the globe to meet in Toronto, Canada for 10 days of intense development.

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December 9, 2021

Introducing the Axelar Academy

Axelar is excited to announce the launch of the Axelar Academy: a community driven and curated educational hub! The Axelar Academy was built to act as a knowledge base covering all aspects of the network.

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December 7, 2021

Axelar Announces the launch of their Incentivized Quantum Community Program

Axelar is excited to announce the launch of the incentivized Quantum Community Program! This community-focused program aims to introduce participants to the Axelar network and provide the opportunity to create a variety of original content.

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November 23, 2021

Axelar Announces Strategic Investment from Crypto.com Capital

TORONTO, Nov. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Axelar, the universal interoperability network connecting all blockchain ecosystems, applications, assets, and users, has announced that it has secured a strategic investment from Crypto.com Capital.

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November 17, 2021

Axelar Partners with Metrika to Bring Operational Intelligence Tools to the Network

Axelar is excited to announce a partnership with Metrika to empower Axelar’s community with operational intelligence tools.

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November 4, 2021

Axelar Open-Sources Multi-Party Cryptography Libraries

Axelar is pleased to announce the release of the source code for two Rust-language crates for multi-party cryptography under a permissive and conventional dual Apache2/MIT license.

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November 4, 2021

Axelar Launches Line of Exclusive Community NFTs

Axelar is excited to announce the launch of their first line of participant NFTs!

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September 30, 2021

Axelar Brings Bitcoin To All Cosmos Connected Chains On Testnet

Axelar is excited to release more details on its roadmap for bringing Bitcoin to Cosmos-interconnected chains, which is now live on the testnet.

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September 16, 2021

Axelar Announces Partnership with Cosmostation to Unlock Cross-Chain Liquidity

Axelar is excited to announce that Cosmostation will be joining their growing ecosystem as an official validator partner.

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September 8, 2021

Axelar Brings New Assets and Trading Options to Pangolin

Axelar is excited to announce a partnership with Pangolin, a decentralized exchange (DEX) for Avalanche and Ethereum assets.

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August 12, 2021

Axelar announces integration with Polygon following $25m funding round

6th August 2021- Axelar has teamed up with Polygon – the leading Ethereum scaling network – in an integration that will allow users of Polygon to leverage assets from external blockchain networks, and increase liquidity between ecosystems.

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August 12, 2021

Axelar Network Announces Keplr Wallet Integration with Cosmos Ecosystem

Axelar has entered into a new partnership with Keplr, the largest Cosmos interchain wallet.

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August 5, 2021

Axelar to Enable Cross-Chain Communication on Polygon

Axelar is excited to announce their plans to integrate with Polygon, to bring scaled cross-chain interoperability to both users and dApp builders on the platform.

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July 30, 2021

A Technical Introduction to the Axelar Network

Axelar network is a decentralized state machine responsible for facilitating cross-chain requests.

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July 23, 2021

Axelar AMA: From Inception to Testnet

On Tuesday, July 2nd, Axelar held its first Ask Me Anything (AMA) on YouTube, where CEO and co-founder Sergey Gorbunov answered community questions and discussed the journey from inception to testnet.

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July 15, 2021

Axelar Raises $25m in Series A led by Polychain Capital to Scale Blockchain Interoperability Network

Axelar’s Series A funding round has attracted notable investors and industry players to scale network integrations for complete industry-wide blockchain interoperability

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July 2, 2021

Axelar Raises $3.75 Million From Binance, DCVC, and More to Scale Cross-Chain Communication

Axelar announces support from leading blockchain and crypto industry players in accelerating the development of its network for complete blockchain interoperability

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July 2, 2021

Axelar is Expanding to Polkadot by Integrating with the Moonbeam Network

Axelar announces plans to integrate Moonbeam into its decentralized network of interconnected chains to connect Polkadot with other blockchain ecosystems.

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July 1, 2021

Axelar Network opens registration for its incentivized testnet

Axelar network is excited to announce that registration has begun to participate in the incentivized testnet!

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July 1, 2021

Axelar Expanding its Cross-Chain Communication Network to Connect Avalanche with Other Leading Platforms

Following a grant from the Avalanche-X program, Axelar and Avalanche are joining forces to realize the shared vision of decentralized interoperability.

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July 1, 2021

Testnet Community Recap

One month ago Axelar announced that the signups for the incentivized testnet had opened, to incredible support from the community. We appreciate the overwhelming interest in Axelar and wanted to thank everyone who signed up!

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July 1, 2021

Incentivized Testnet FAQs

With the launch of Axelar’s incentivized testnet signups last month, the team was thrilled at the excitement and engagement we received from the community. With over 6500 testnet signups so far we’ve also received a lot of questions across our socials.

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April 2, 2021

Accounting for stake in threshold signature schemes

A threshold signature scheme enables a set of parties to split a secret key for a signature scheme in such a way that any subset of t+1 or more parties can collaborate to produce a signature, but no subset of t or fewer parties can produce...

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February 17, 2021

Introducing Axelar Network

In the last few posts (I, II) we looked at the existing interoperability landscape and the properties needed from scalable cross-chain communication networks.

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January 6, 2021

The Foundation of Cross-Chain Communication

In the last post, we discussed the existing blockchain interoperability landscape and looked at the core principles of network interconnectivity developed by Cerf and Kahn during the evolution of the Internet.

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November 19, 2020

Why Blockchain Interoperability is just a Buzzword

Everyday, we browse websites and interact with different content from dozens of servers, networks, and geographic locations.

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