In the same way that tangible bridges connect two physical locations, blockchain bridges connect different networks or token ecosystems. Blockchain bridges are necessary to facilitate communication and movement of assets between one network and another, otherwise, each blockchain would remain in its own siloed island, without outside interaction.
To understand the concept of bridges and why they are so important, we chat with ConsenSys’ Layer 2 expert and researcher, Dominik Schmid to get the picture on:
- Why are blockchain bridges important?
- Different kinds of bridges
- Various security levels – technically and conceptually
- The future of the bridging ecosystem