Wormhole Foundation Engages Strangelove for Cosmos Development and Expansion

Jul 12, 2023

MarkAnthony Vogel

This is a joint post with Wormhole on our partnership. Check out the post on their blog here.

The Wormhole Foundation and Strangelove are thrilled to announce their collaboration for the purpose of expanding Wormhole’s presence in Cosmos and advancing the reach of the interchain ecosystem at large. The engagement will focus initially on the development of Cosmos IBC-compatible infrastructure for Wormhole.

Why Strangelove and the Wormhole Foundation are Collaborating

“Strangelove is incredibly excited to be supporting Wormhole’s work in the Cosmos ecosystem,” said Jack Zampolin, CEO of Strangelove. “By helping Wormhole enable builders to expand to 20+ blockchains with just one integration, together we’ll expand the emerging interchain economy and further our shared goal of advancing IBC in the Cosmos ecosystem and beyond.”

“As we continue to expand the footprint of Wormhole’s platform, we are excited to be working with other leaders in the space of interoperability.” said Robinson Burkey, Head of Growth and BD at the Wormhole Foundation. “The Wormhole Foundation has chosen to build with Strangelove because they are a leader in software development within the Cosmos ecosystem and beyond. Additionally, as core maintainers of IBC, they share a similar mission of connecting networks and ensuring the free and secure flow of information.”

How We Plan to Work Together to Advance Interoperability

Going forward, Strangelove and Wormhole Foundation will continue working together to push forward Cosmos and EVM chains in the space, ranging from enabling IBC with Wormhole to collaborating on relayers, and more.

What’s Next

The Wormhole Foundation will be in Paris for EthCC and the Wormhole Hackathon the week of July 17th. WF has also recently announced its presence at Osmocon on July 21st with a major Cosmos-related announcement planned to be revealed on stage. Join the team in Paris at the Wormhole hackathon or Osmocon.

Stay up to date on the collaboration by following the Wormhole newsletter or Twitter, or by following Strangelove on Twitter.

About Wormhole

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

Wormhole is the industry standard cross-chain messaging protocol powering applications across Web3. Wormhole provides developers access to liquidity and users on over 20 of the leading blockchain networks, enabling use cases that span DeFi, NFTs, governance, and more. Wormhole enables a growing suite of products to build on its messaging layer - Wormhole Connect is a key asset layer product, providing developers an in-app bridging widget that can be integrated in as few as 3 lines of code. The wider Wormhole network is trusted and used by teams like Circle and Uniswap, and to date, the platform has facilitated the transfer of over 35 billion dollars through hundreds of millions of cross-chain messages.

Learn more on wormhole.com.

About Strangelove

Strangelove is a stalwart contributor to the growing Cosmos ecosystem (“the Interchain”). The company focuses on open source Inter-blockchain Communication software (IBC) and adjacent commercial infrastructure products to drive and capture value in the emerging Interchain economy. Strangelove is also one of the many notable backers of Wormhole’s $50 million cross-chain ecosystem fund aimed at investing in cutting-edge cross-chain applications.

Learn more on strange.love.

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