Carrier | Powered by Wormhole

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4 min readMar 1, 2023

Carrier is a powerful token and NFT bridge that offers advanced bridging features for Web3 users.

Developed by Automata Network, Carrier is built on top of Wormhole’s core messaging layer, hence it inherits Wormhole’s industry-proven environment with a breakthrough focus on privacy protection for users. Carrier’s zero-tracking policy prevents any storage of data and metadata at any point along the bridging journey, even across multiple chains.

1. What is Carrier?

Carrier is a powerful token and NFT bridge built on top of Wormhole that offers advanced bridging features, like concurrent transactions, robust wallet management and a fully functional keyboard interface. It provides a safe, reliable and transparent way for advanced Web3 users to go cross-chain.

Currently, Carrier is supporting 12 chains, including major blockchains such as Solana, Ethereum, BNB Chain and Polygon. Future features that will be unlocked progressively on Carrier’s roadmap include a swap function and a first-of-its-kind native 2FA protection securing the bridge.

“Bridges are one of the most technically complex sectors in crypto, but what makes Carrier stand out is its focus on a modern user experience to bridge that gap between Web2 and Web3. We believe that if Carrier becomes the best place for users to bridge, swap and do more, users will choose Carrier. It’s that simple.” — Deli Gong, Co-Founder of Automata Network

2. Benefits of Carrier

Carrier’s main distinction from competing bridges is its advanced bridging features and unmatched Privacy Protection.

Advanced features include:

  • A comprehensive wallet dashboard that brings together users’ on-chain activity into one place, with a complete view of all assets held, including tokens and NFTs. The ability to view, search and export the entire transaction history brings much-needed transparancy for users.
  • Carrier’s fully functional keyboard interface with autocomplete predictions allows users to execute transactions intuitively and provides a feedback mechanism to ensure proper data input.
  • Carrier’s concurrent transactions feature enables advanced users to work at their own speed without waiting for the blockchain to catch up. It allows for more than one transaction to be executed at the same time.

3. Who is Automata?

Automata Network, the company building Carrier, is a Web3 platform that aims to provide a secure and privacy-preserving infrastructure for building decentralized applications (dApps) and smart contracts. The network is built on top of Substrate, which is a modular framework for building blockchains and uses the Polkadot ecosystem to provide cross-chain interoperability.

Automata Network provides various features and tools that enable developers to easily build and deploy dApps and smart contracts. Some of these features include privacy-preserving smart contracts, off-chain computation and secure data access. The platform also offers a user-friendly interface for managing and interacting with decentralized applications.

Learn more about Automata:

Website | Twitter | Discord | GitHub | Telegram

4. More from Carrier

If you want an advanced bridging experience with an unmatched focus on privacy and protection, check out Carrier:

Website | Twitter | Discord | Docs

5. Wormhole noob? No problem!

If you’re new to Wormhole, here’s what you need to know:

Wormhole is an interoperability protocol that allows projects to build on top of its generic message-passing layer. It connects to multiple chains, including Ethereum, Solana, Binance Smart Chain, Polygon, Avalanche, Algorand, Fantom, Karura, Celo, Acala, Aptos and Arbitrum. Wormhole does this by emitting messages from one chain to another, which are observed and verified by a Guardian network of nodes. After verification, this message is submitted to the target chain for processing. This simple message-passing primitive enables xChain functionality. Users interact with xDapps (xChain decentralized applications) to transfer xAssets (cross-chain assets) between networks or access their xData (xChain data) to provide them services on their current network.

6. Some Wormhole stats

⚬ The protocol’s total volume stands at over $35B

⚬ Hundreds of millions of messages have successfully been transmitted⚬ Currently, millions of messages are submitted each day

⚬ More than 60 protocols currently build on top of Wormhole’s generic message-passing layer. See who they are.

7. Wormhole’s supported networks

Applications built with Wormhole allow users to send assets to and from any of the 20+ supported chains without double-wrapping the asset. It enables seamless access to each network’s vibrant DeFi and NFT ecosystems!

Check out the Portal bridge to see which chains you can bridge to!

8. Join the ever-growing Wormhole community

If you have questions, need support or simply want to connect, join the Wormhole community and keep up-to-date with our upcoming announcements. We’re always happy to hear your feedback. Join our discord, and drop us a comment!

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