What Makes Canto Network Different
Decentralized and Public Network:
Built on Cosmos SDK and Tendermint Consensus, ZetaChain operates as a decentralized and public blockchain, ensuring transparent and verifiable cross-chain transactions in a trust-minimized environment.
ZetaChain's nodes are uniquely designed with observers that monitor every transaction on all connected chains. Through its TSS architecture, ZetaChain can sign and verify transactions on every linked chain, offering a seamless omnichain experience.
Omnichain Smart Contracts:
ZetaChain stands out as the only public blockchain that allows smart contracts to natively read and write to connected chains, ushering in a new age of app development.
Cross-Chain Message Passing:
Developers can effortlessly pass messages between chains with simple function calls, empowering them to craft powerful cross-chain applications by integrating a few functions into their existing smart contracts.
Managed External Assets:
ZetaChain and its dApps can oversee assets and vaults of external linked chains, granting unprecedented flexibility for assets on any chain to be managed just like a smart contract on an individual chain.
ZETA Coin Utility:
The ZETA coin is integral to ZetaChain. It's used to cover gas fees, secure the PoS blockchain, facilitate cross-chain transfers, and more. Its unique design allows for movement across chains using a one-way peg mechanism, avoiding complications like wrapping.
Using the ZETA coin to represent cross-chain value reduces potential attack surfaces, streamlines audits, and enhances overall security. Users can pay with ZETA for cross-chain services and gas on destination chains efficiently.