Portal Finance partners with Mintlayer. Portal is a self-hosted wallet and true cross-chain Layer-2 DEX built on Bitcoin. Mintlayer is a Bitcoin sidechain protocol that aims to bring decentralized financial markets to the masses. The partnership will bring Portal’s uncensorable cross-chain DEX functionality to Mintlayer, giving new impetus to Bitcoin-based decentralized finance (DeFi).
Both Portal and Mintlayer are committed to enabling users to interact with the DeFi ecosystem in a private and secure environment with the lowest possible fees. The addition of sidechain assets issued on Mintlayer will benefit the Portal DEX users by increasing the number of trading pairs. The partnership will benefit Mintlayer by providing access to its assets through the Portal DEX network and Portal’s user base.
“Portal DEX supports many layers of financial and non-financial applications on Bitcoin. This means that Bitcoin protocol does not need to be upgraded to achieve any new functionality. This can increase Bitcoin adoption, its security budget, and its usability as the truly global monetary system. Supporting Mintlayer sidechain assets naturally fits into our ecosystem approach to bringing many layers to Bitcoin.”— Dr. Chandra Duggirala Portal Chairman
The partnership marks a major milestone in the growth of DeFi on the Bitcoin network. As more additional sidechains and blockchains become compatible with the Bitcoin network, Portal aims to act as a gateway through which the activity flows.
“Mintlayer is a tokenization layer built on top of Bitcoin, enabling native swaps with BTC, including using the lightning network. Portal’s cross-chain DEX can help make multi-chain implementations more viable, allowing token issuers to take advantage of the unique advantages of different protocols, including bitcoin sidechains like Mintlayer, thereby plugging the entire web3 ecosystem to the most decentralized and valuable blockchain, and the world’s hardest money.”—Mintlayer CEO Enrico Rubboli
Furthermore, Portal DEX is the first censorship-resistant, Layer-2 cross-chain DEX that doesn’t use bridges or wrapping to transfer assets between different chains. Instead, it uses atomic swaps which utilize bitcoin’s security layer. It also allows the user to retain ownership of their assets at all points during the transaction. As a result, having seamless cross-chain liquidity is the key to expanding utility for any layered application built on Bitcoin.
Mintlayer is a Bitcoin sidechain that improves direct token interoperability. It enables new ways to trade value as well as creating a system where new business models can flourish and participate in truly trustless finance. Not only that, the protocol leverages technologically advanced scalability to enforce network security. In addition, it increases node inclusivity and ensures long-term sustainability. Moreover, it aims to accelerate the future of Decentralized Finance (DeFi) and contribute to scaling financial markets globally.
ABOUT Portal Finance
Portal makes trade unstoppable with anonymous, zero-knowledge swaps via the first true trust-minimized cross-chain DEX. It eliminates minting wrapped coins like for example, wBTC, wETH or risky staking with intermediaries. In addition, with Portal, DeFi becomes a service that anyone can provide. It can be maintaining anonymity within open, transparent, and secure markets.