Currently, blockchains communicate through state channels, tacked-on solutions, bridges, sidechains, swaps, and so on. With the Stargate launch in Cosmos in the coming month, the tools for the native blockchain interoperability would be live on the mainnet.
Iqlusion’s Zaki Manian, who leads most of the development for Cosmos, highlighted that once Stargate goes live, an administration vote will be needed to switch on the IBC or inter-blockchain communication, while will take 14 days to complete.
That being said, Tendermint chains need to move up to the Cosmos SDK for this to occur. Manian said this is presumably half a month of work for most dev groups and they don’t have to trust that Stargate will kick in to begin. If Tendermint-based chains actuate Stargate as a once huge mob, this can be a pivotal turning point for Cosmos as well as in the entire history of cryptocurrency.
Another site called Cosmos-Cap is following the market capitalization of activities in the ecosystem, right now esteeming all the chains together at just under $13 billion. The local token of Cosmos, ATOM, is presently exchanging around $8, with a market cap of $1.9 billion all alone. Cosmos Cap shows the Binance Chain, the stablecoin framework Terra, the previously mentioned prophet project Band, the security blockchain Oasis and the MakerDAO-like collateralized debt stage Kava.
Going ahead, each time a blockchain clicks into IBC it is probably going to put pressure on other Tendermint projects to complete their upgrades. With even a couple interoperating, composability should begin kicking in and FOMO will drive strays to get in quick. while Ethereum tests its guide chain, Cosmos will have something very much like a sharded framework running on mainnet, throwing an incentive to and fro voluntarily.
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