Cross-Shard Transaction

Next Date
December 1, 2021
Rongjian Lan
Execution Started

Cross-Shard Composability: atomic swaps of assets, inter-shard contracts

Harmonyโ€™s shards are similar to Cosmosโ€™s zones and Polkadotโ€™s parachains, but our shards offer simpler interface and more uniform security for developers. We are developing cross-shard transactions, comparable to Cosmosโ€™s Inter-Blockchain Communication (IBC) and Polkadotโ€™s Cross-Chain Message Passing (XMCP) but specialized for uniform shards.

Progress Update:

We are working with Franรงois-Renรฉ Rideau from https://mukn.io for the implementation of cross-shard smart contract transactions. They are still in the design proposal phase and will soon update us with the proposal and an implementation timeline.

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