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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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Introducing the Axelar Virtual Machine: Supercharging Interchain Development

Build with Axelar Virtual Machine: Interchain Maestro - orchestration, like Kubernetes for Web3; and Interchain Amplifier – self-service new-chain connections.

Getting Started With Axelar

Dive into all the components that come together to form the Axelar network, for a high-level understanding of the vision, mission and design. Go deeper and gain technical knowledge of how to get started with Axelar.

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November 15, 2023

J.P. Morgan & Apollo Deliver ‘Project Guardian’ With Help from Axelar & Others

Next-generation proof-of-concept uses cross-chain infrastructure to advance the $5.5T portfolio management industry

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November 14, 2023

Bridging Uniswap & Filecoin: A Cross-Chain Governance Case Study

How Uniswap used Axelar to deploy securely on Filecoin Virtual Machine

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November 13, 2023

Ondo Finance and Axelar Integrate for Cross-Chain Tokenized Secure Notes

Taking native stablecoins and RWAs cross-chain with a solution inspired by Circle's CCTP

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November 7, 2023

Build Cross-Chain Smart Contracts Simply & Quickly With the Axelar Foundry GMP Example

This repository showcases an example of integrating with Axelar’s General Message Passing using the Foundry framework.

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November 2, 2023

The Optimism Bridge & L2 Interoperability

This guide delves into the process of bridging into Optimism, discussing the benefits and mechanisms of different cross-chain solution

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October 25, 2023

How to Create a 2-way Communication Smart Contract With Solidity and Axelar

In this tutorial, you will learn how to build a 2-way cross-chain communication smart contract with Solidity and Axelar General Message Passing (GMP)

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October 21, 2023

Exploring Cross-Chain Solutions: How to Bridge Into Binance

This guide introduces Binance bridges and dives into the process of bridging into Binance, discussing the benefits and mechanisms of different cross-chain solutions

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October 18, 2023

Intents: Executing Cross-Chain Transactions in 1 Second

Intents are live on Axelar network

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October 15, 2023

Cross-Chain Case Study: How Sommelier Combines Arbitrum DeFi & Cosmos Capability

Axelar GMP facilitates cross-chain asset transfers and aligns with Sommelier's mission, enabling Sommelier to expand its DeFi strategies to Arbitrum and 48 other networks

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October 13, 2023

Case Study: Examining dYdX’s Path to Profitable DeFi

How DeFi's largest perp-swap DEX found product-market fit, built a dedicated application chain and is connecting it to the world

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September 29, 2023

Ethereum’s Coming Interoperability Problem

Interoperability has been a pillar, supporting Ethereum’s success as an ecosystem; How do we preserve these user experiences and developer superpowers as Ethereum scales across connected blockchains?

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September 27, 2023

Exploring Cross-Chain Solutions: how to Bridge Into Arbitrum

This guide explains the process of bridging into Arbitrum, discussing the benefits and mechanisms of different cross-chain solutions

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September 20, 2023

dYdX v4 Enables 1-Click Onboarding With Squid & Axelar

As dYdX is adopting a standalone appchain model, a pioneering interoperability solution enables 1-click onboarding from any blockchain environment

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September 19, 2023

How to Deploy an Application With the Same Address Cross-Chain

Learn how to deploy a smart contract at the same address across different blockchains

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September 14, 2023

Axelar + Lido Bring Liquid Staking Cross-Chain

Now, with two initiatives powered by Axelar, Lido is breaking down silos and setting up stETH to expand across Web3

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September 4, 2023

Meet the Axelar Bounty Winners From the HDGames Hackathon

The hackathon was focused on game development and helped match participants with fellow builders, mentors and investors

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August 28, 2023

Meet the Axelar Bounty Winners From Lagos OSCAFEST

Axelar sponsored a $5,000 bounty for teams building dApps sending cross-chain messages or tokens using Axelar General Message Passing (GMP)

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August 24, 2023

Concepts for a 'Web3' Future: Defining Cross-Chain, Multichain and Interchain

In this post, we'll refine the concepts of cross-chain and multichain – and add a third, interchain, defining a new view on blockchain interoperability, going beyond tribalism to establish Web3 as a universal development environment

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August 23, 2023

Exploring Cross-Chain Solutions: How to Bridge Into Polygon

This guide introduces Polygon bridges and dives into the process of bridging into Polygon, discussing the benefits and mechanisms of different cross-chain solutions

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August 21, 2023

How to Build a Cross-Chain Airdrop DApp With Solidity, Next.js and Axelar

In this tutorial, you will learn how to build a decentralized application (dApp) for cross-chain airdrops using Solidity, Next.js and Axelar General Message Passing for distributing tokens across multiple chains

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August 10, 2023

FVM Dataverse Axelar Hackathon Winners

There were some fantastic use cases and MVPs submitted, however only three projects could win the top prize.

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August 3, 2023

Bridge to Base: Moving Crypto Assets Using the Base Bridge

'Bridge to Base' safely: move assets like ETH via the Base bridge

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August 1, 2023

How to Create an Interchain Token with Axelar in 4 Steps

This tutorial will walk you through the step-by-step process of creating, registering and deploying an Interchain Token using the Axelar Interchain Token Portal and interacting with the token across multiple blockchains.

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July 27, 2023

Exploring Cross-Chain Solutions: How to Bridge Into the Cosmos Ecosystem

This guide delves into the process of bridging into the Cosmos Ecosystem, discussing the benefits and mechanisms of cross-chain solutions

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July 18, 2023

Axelar Launches Interchain Token Service

Sushi is among the first to deploy Interchain Tokens, powered by a new Axelar product suite for cross-chain fungibility and custom functionality

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July 12, 2023

Case Study: GMP Enables MintDAO’s Cross-Chain NFT Solution

The evolving landscape of NFTs is fraught with challenges to both users and developers. By leveraging GMP, MintDAO addresses key pain points in the NFT space and sets the foundation for a more connected and fluid ecosystem.

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July 11, 2023

Axelar and Microsoft Partner for a More Integrated and Intelligent Web3

Axelar’s latest enterprise partnership will deliver seamless Web3 integration via Azure Marketplace, and explore ways blockchain can help take AI mainstream.

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July 7, 2023

SpookySwap Picks Axelar for Canonical Bridged Assets on Fantom

Fantom Foundation is leading among Layer-1 blockchains, by adopting the most secure and permissionless interoperability network in Web3.

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July 2, 2023

Build a Full-Stack Interchain Application With Next.js, Solidity & Axelar

In this tutorial, you will learn how to build a full-stack interchain decentralized application with Next.js, Solidity and Axelar General message passing to send messages from one blockchain to another.

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June 29, 2023

Axelar & BNB Chain Congratulate the Zero 2 Hero Hackathon Winners

Axelar's bounties challenged developers to use Axelar network in their projects and build a decentralized application that takes advantage of the ability to interact with contracts across multiple chains using Axelar General Message Passing (GMP).

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June 29, 2023

Every CEX Needs a DEX

Decentralization used to be a cherished principle, it’s now a competitive necessity

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June 23, 2023

Axelar and Filecoin Virtual Machine (FVM) Are Making Storage Global, Interoperable & Verifiable

Axelar is Filecoin’s leading interoperability network for delivering decentralized storage on any blockchain in Web3 via Filecoin Virtual Machine.

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June 15, 2023

Uniswap Approves Axelar for Cross-Chain's Next Phase

Uniswap needed the best interoperability platform to facilitate secure protocol updates governing these deployments across multiple blockchains.

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June 5, 2023

Behold: The Axelar Ecosystem Map

Check out the growing universe of interchain-native applications that use Axelar as a programmable interoperability layer

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June 5, 2023

Cross-Chain NFTs: Road to Interoperability

The true potential of NFTs can be realized only when we have the necessary infrastructure for cross-chain NFTs. But is it ready?

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June 2, 2023

Cross-Chain Data Shows Where the Liquidity is Going

Follow the stablecoins for insights into blockchain activity and growth

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June 1, 2023

Axelar Congratulates Inaugural U Waterloo `Olympihacks` Winners

Axelar’s track challenged hackers to use General Message Passing (GMP) to build an interchain-native application

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June 1, 2023

How Axelar Keeps you Safe During Emergencies

When connected chains fail, network architecture can mean the difference between staying safe & liquid — and losing funds in a cross-chain meltdown

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May 31, 2023

These Growth Metrics are Replacing TVL in Cross-Chain

'Total value locked' is fine for bridges; cross-chain-native interoperability requires other metrics

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May 29, 2023

Understanding The Avalanche (AVAX) Bridge And Other Cross-Chain Solutions

This guide introduces the Avalanche (AVAX) bridge and dives into the process of bridging into Avalanche, discussing the benefits and mechanisms of different cross-chain solutions.

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May 11, 2023

MintDAO & Axelar Announce the Axelar Robot NFT Staking Program

We are now excited to announce Axelar’s first NFT staking program! Here’s what the program will look like.

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May 9, 2023

Case Study: Prime Protocol Pioneers Multichain DeFi Beyond Bridges

Prime Protocol does cross-chain DeFi lending with native assets, using Axelar GMP, allowing users to aggregate all their assets as collateral.

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May 2, 2023

Axelar General Message Passing now Connects the Cosmos and all EVM Chains

Sommelier is a leading example: the Cosmos-based protocol for intelligent vaults announced today it is building connections to Arbitrum using Axelar GMP.

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April 28, 2023

Mastercard Taps Axelar for 'Start Path' Program

Through Start Path Crypto, Axelar will strengthen our relationship with Mastercard, jointly developing access to Mastercard’s channels and customers, subject-matter expertise and opportunities for technical collaboration.

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April 28, 2023

A ‘Super App’ May Be Web3’s Super Power

Elon Musk has a vision to turn Twitter into an all-in-one app, like WeChat. Turns out, permissionless and composable crypto platforms together form something better than the sum of its parts.

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April 13, 2023

Building the Future With Cross-Chain Liquidity

Cross-chain liquidity is imperative in building the future of Web3, but how do we achieve it?

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April 6, 2023

Case Study: Junkyard is a Cross-Chain Game Played With NFTs you Hate to Own

Junkyard players throw their worthless NFTs into a smart contract on Ethereum. Junkyard uses Polygon to run a game that lets them "fish" the pile for rare NFTs. Axelar provides the secure connector.

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April 6, 2023

Five Projects Graduate from the LongHashX 'Axelerator' Cohort

Five projects graduated from the world’s first cross-chain accelerator, run by LongHashX in partnership with Axelar, after 12 intense weeks of venture building and mentorship.

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March 28, 2023

The 1-Time Deposit Address: Axelar's Cross-Chain Onramp, Explained

A one-time deposit address allows decentralized projects to mimic the way centralized exchanges are able to handle deposits from any chain, by creating a monitored address for receiving tokens.

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March 17, 2023

Building a Cross-Chain Future for DeFi

Blockchain interoperability is exceedingly important for DeFi to scale. Axelar's General Message Passing (GMP) capabilities help protocols and applications go cross-chain.

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March 1, 2023

An Overview of Cross-Chain Decentralized Exchanges

Cross-chain DEXs are thriving as they offer a seamless experience. With General Message Passing (GMP), Axelar is powering up the next-gen cross-chain DEXs.

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February 13, 2023

What is axlUSDC & how do you get it?

A brief introduction to axlUSDC, a wrapped token representing USDC in the multi-chain

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February 8, 2023

The Multichain Is Now Timeless: Introducing Future-Proof Interoperability

Axelar network today provides bulletproof security for cross-chain communication, but more projects connecting means more specialized needs, including the ability to adopt new security approaches as they emerge. 

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February 7, 2023

Axelar Governance, Explained

A permissionless, dynamic validator set controls validation of cross-chain transactions on Axelar network, and also governs most network parameters.

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February 2, 2023

What are Cross-Chain Swaps?

As most blockchains operate independently, cross-chain swaps become crucial to enable users to be a part of an engaging Web3 ecosystem.

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January 30, 2023

Axelar, Osmosis & BNB Bring BUSD Liquidity from Ethereum to the Cosmos Ecosystem

🌊 A new Osmosis 3pool offers incentives for liquidity providers bringing Ethereum-based BUSD into Cosmos.

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January 30, 2023

To Avoid Scams, Check This List of Axelar Official Channels

⚠️ Scammers are running fake Axelar channels and websites. Be careful! ⚠️

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January 26, 2023

Axelar Unveils Native EVM Cross-Chain Asset Transfers

Now, bridges and other cross-chain dApps can make it simple for users to send native EVM assets cross-chain.

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January 23, 2023

What Is Quadratic Voting and Why Don’t More Projects Use It?

Quadratic voting increases decentralization and makes networks secure in dPoS, DAOs and other setups, too.

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January 13, 2023

What are Cross-Chain Bridges? Benefits and Risks

Even though cross-chain bridges have gained immense popularity, are they the ideal interoperability solution for a cross-chain future?

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January 11, 2023

What's Next for Axelar in 2023

Axelar wraps up and reviews its first year on mainnet, and looks ahead to what's to come on the network that is pioneering interchain infrastructure.

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January 5, 2023

How to Bridge Into Cosmos: Transferring Stablecoins From Polygon to Osmosis

Here's how to bridge into Cosmos with $USDC from Polygon to Osmosis. On Osmosis, you can swap your $USDC for any token native to the Cosmos to take the first step in your exploration.

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December 19, 2022

$60M for Builders Who Can Lead Web3

The next wave of crypto adoption, whenever it may come, won’t be left to centralized “Web2” applications.

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December 15, 2022

16 Teams to Build for Web3 Mass Adoption in the LongHashX-Axelar Accelerator and Axelar Grant Programs

The Axelar accelerator and grant programs help teams build applications that onboard users as easily as any centralized exchange.

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December 9, 2022

Monthly Update: Airdrops, Arbitrum & Axelar’s new partners

Axelar’s month in review: new chains, new dApps + AMAs with multi-chain builders and tutorials for devs.

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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

Blockchain Interoperability: How to Achieve it Securely

Interoperability between blockchains is vital for a truly cross-chain experience. But do we have the ideal infrastructure for a truly cross-chain experience?

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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 8, 2022

Security on Axelar Network

Security is a multidimensional problem with binary outcomes. Defining the security of a system is an incredibly complex task, but with rigorous models, designs and engineering practices, we can build systems that stand up to the worst attacks.

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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

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 AXL & 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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