Wanchain (WAN)

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Wanchain (WAN) is a blockchain platform founded in 2017 by Jack Lu and Dustin Byington, who are also the founders of projects Factom and Tendermint respectively. Wanchain is viewed by the team as a bridge in the currently disparate decentralized financial world.

The network makes use of a number of features to distinguish itself from other projects with a similar goal, these being cross-chain functionality and private transactions through the Ring Confidential Transactions technique. 

Calling itself the most advanced blockchain interoperability hub, the Wanchain team is working on connecting isolated public and private blockchains. The team has listed 4 major use cases for this concept: cross-chain decentralized exchanges, cross-chain mobile payments, connected enterprise blockchains and decentralized financial applications. 

Wanchain has established several partnerships to expedite the process of different chains working together. Partners include PundiX, MakerDAO, ICON and Aion, the latter two and Wanchain being members of the Blockchain Interoperability Alliance.

At the end of 2018, Wanchain published their agenda for 2019, which included a proof of concept for a Proof-of-Stake algorithm and alpha testing for it, upgrades to the wallet, more ERC20 token integrations, multi-asset wallets, the live launch of the PoS algorithm and the launch of Wanchain 4.0.

The team completed several of these objectives in 2019. Most recently, the team completed the switch to the PoS algorithm. The team also released mobile, desktop and offline wallets. As for Wanchain 4.0, it is expected by the end of the year. Also worth mentioning is the focus on ecosystem development, and the project has made much progress on that front, as a slew of releases on the official blog will attest to.

Wanchain Guide: Cross-chain Polkadot transfers (Testnet)

14 Jul 2021 2 minute read 1 comment ZooKeeper

1. Overview This guide uses Polkadot’s Westend testnet which uses a native token called WND. WND can be transferred cross-chain Westend to Wanchain’s testnet. The mapped token is called wanWND. 2. Supported WanBridges At present, there are multiple W...

Recap of Wanchain's ZooKeeper AMA on Kriptobi

10 Jul 2021 10 minute read 3 comments ZooKeeper

Here is a recap of the AMA we did on the Kriptobi channel for the people who missed it. Could you explain the concept of your platform? Zookeeper provides a dual farming experience while embracing the popular crypto trend of NFTs. The project comple...

Wanchain's ZooKeeper Launches Staking - Stake $ZOO - Get Rewards in Bitcoin

13 Aug 2021 1 minute read 4 comments ZooKeeper

This month’s new community-voted, wanBTC-rewarded Safari staking pool is now open on the ZooKeeper platform. Users can stake their $ZOO tokens to earn $wanBTC rewards over a duration of four weeks. Rewards can be claimed at any time, there is no...

How to use the ZOO Cross-chain Swap

16 Apr 2022 1 minute read 2 comments ZooKeeper

This quick access guide will help you navigate the process of cross-chain transferring your $ZOO Tokens between chains using the Swap function.   1) Head over to https://bridge.zoo.one then click on MetaMask. You can also use Walletconne...

Wanchain makes LTC smart-chain compatible, adds Litecoin to cross-chain blockchain infrastructure

9 Jul 2021 1 minute read 1 comment ZooKeeper

The Wanchain Foundation today announces that Litecoin is now fully integrated into its cross-chain infrastructure. Wanchain, the decentralised blockchain interoperability solution that connects the world’s isolated blockchain networks, is the only de...

1 Million Burn Reached on ZooKeeper!

1 Oct 2021 1 minute read 5 comments ZooKeeper

It’s not a secret in Blockchain: everyone loves the burn. Whether all at once or in small chunks, it is always good to have burning mechanics in place. Today ZooKeeper achieved another impressive milestone with 1 Million ZOO burned! This can be achie...

Top 20 token joining Wanchain’s cross-chain infrastructure

3 Jul 2021 1 minute read 7 comments ZooKeeper

The Wanchain team is pleased to announce that a top 20 token by market cap is about to join Wanchain’s decentralised cross-chain infrastructure. As such, in preparation for this exciting integration, all Storeman node operators must get ready to upda...

Important Updates to ZooKeeper Farming Pools

13 Apr 2022 1 minute read 0 comments ZooKeeper

As previously announced, $ZOO token farming started on the Avalanche network today. Below are a few details you may want to consider in order to optimize your overall farming experience. As a reminder, the ZooKeeper dApp has been live on Avalanche s...

Litecoin has landed! Wanchain’s eighth Storeman Group selection started

5 Jul 2021 1 minute read 1 comment ZooKeeper

Last month marked the addition of Litecoin to Wanchain decentralised cross-chain infrastructure. This integration is the latest milestone in what has been an incredible productive half-year for the Wanchain team. On the eve of the selection of the ei...

Litecoin and other DeFi topics: a Telegram AMA Recap

7 Jul 2021 8 minute read 0 comments ZooKeeper

Three core members of the Wanchain team hosted an AMA (Ask-Me-Anything) in Wanchain’s global Telegram community on June 23rd, 2021. Over the course of just over an hour, Jack Lu (Wanchain’s Founder & CEO), Weijia Zhang (Wanchain’s VP of Engineering)...