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THORChain Summary, Research Notes, Links and Videos

THORChain Summary, Research Notes, Links and Videos

THORChain is a decentralized liquidity protocol.  The network is 100% anonymous and decentralized. With THORChain, native cross-chain swaps are possible. Meaning, you can convert BTC to ETH without going through a central exchange like Kraken, Gemini or Binance.

Other cross-chain solutions use atomic swaps or require that the native asset be wrapped or pegged. THORChain is the only protocol that uses native assets. All liquidity pools are denominated in $rune, the native token.

THORChain uses a Continuous Liquidity Pools (CLP) network design. The CLP algorithm includes a slip-based fee which is liquidity-sensitive; fee are proportional to liquidity. Liquidity Providers are highly rewarded for their liquidity, some earning double to triple digit APY. And yield is returned as the native token. Some have speculated the network design and incentive structure of THORChain could create a "Liquidity Black Hole".  

THORChain has been under development two years and is a complete game changer for the crypto community.  Want to learn more?  I've compiled a list of resources to education yourself on THORChain and the currency $rune.

THORChain Research Reports

THORChain White Papers

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Resources for the THORChain Project; whitepapers, branding, fonts, logos, documents - thorchain/Resources

Below is a great Youtube walkthrough of the THORChain whitepaper.  

THORChain Articles

THORChain Short Abstract
THORChain is a lightning-fast decentralized exchange protocol with cross-chain bridges and support for a layer 2 payment network providing staking and swapping for users. The main target of the…
THORChain Review: Is RUNE Worth It? What We KNOW!!
Before using THORChain, be sure to read this review. We take a look at its features, use cases and RUNE token price potential.
An Introduction to THORChain for Bitcoiners
It will soon be my tenth anniversary in crypto, and in the span of this decade, Bitcoin has risen from obscurity to nearly mainstream. By market value, it has grown 10,000x in 10 years. This ascent…

THORChain Deed Dive from a Core Developer

THORChain Intro, Deep Dive, Quiz and Whitepaper Walkthrough
Learn why THORChain is relevant, how it works and how you can get involved. All with super simple explanations!

THORChain 3rd Party Audits

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Resources for the THORChain Project; whitepapers, branding, fonts, logos, documents - thorchain/Resources

THORChain on Youtube

Other Cross-Chain Protocols

Chainflip | DeFi Cross-Chain Swaps
Chainflip enables cross-chain cryptocurrency swapping - for example, swapping Bitcoin with Ethereum — without using centralised exchanges, specialised wallets, or wrapped tokens. Chainflip functions similarly to UniSwap, but supports cross-chain transactions using liquidity pools.
Keep Network
Ren Project
Introducing RenVM, our core product providing access to inter-blockchain liquidity for all decentralized applications. Bringing BTC, BCH and ZEC to your Ethereum dApp.

THORChain Community Projects