Unveiling the t3rn Modular Protocol Rollout Roadmap

Jacob Kowalewski
March 21, 2024

The rollout of t3rn represents a carefully planned initiative aimed at enhancing cross-chain interoperability. Opting for a phased rollout, we structure the deployment to ensure the platform's security, functionality and user base are developed progressively and effectively.

This strategy not only facilitates rigorous testing and refinement of the platform but also methodically builds its user community by incrementally introducing features and incentives. This blog post will delve into the step-by-step release of the t3rn protocol, emphasizing how each phase is purposefully designed to stimulate adoption, incentivize user engagement, and cement t3rn's standing in the blockchain ecosystem.

Roadmap 2024

Stage One: Security

t3rn, as any bridging solution should, has an unwavering commitment to security. Recognizing the paramount importance of a secure foundation, t3rn enlisted the expertise of three top-tier auditors: Halborn, SR Labs, and Quantstamp. These auditors are tasked with conducting thorough examinations of the protocol's architecture and smart contracts. The goal is to ensure that every aspect of t3rn is robust and fortified against potential vulnerabilities. This initial stage is crucial, as it sets a strong foundation for subsequent releases. By prioritizing security from the outset, t3rn establishes trust and reliability.

Furthermore, the auditing process reflects t3rn's dedication to continuous security enhancement. The auditors apply a mix of manual and automated tests to uncover any issues, ensuring resilience against new threats. Alongside external reviews, t3rn integrates rigorous internal security practices, including secure coding and regular developer training. This layered approach to security, combining internal measures with external expertise, not only fortifies t3rn's infrastructure but also fosters a proactive security culture.

Stage Two: EVM Bridging

Following the security audits, the first phase of the t3rn launch will begin, introducing highly optimized EVM bridging; as part of t3rn's modular rollout, this stage leverages the Settlement layer, a core component of t3rn's modular stack. This consists of a set of EVM smart contracts designed to facilitate seamless token swaps across blockchains with optimized cost efficiency. This release promises unparalleled cost efficiency in token swaps across Ethereum, Binance Smart Chain and Layer 2 solutions like Arbitrum, Optimism, Base, and more, all in a sleek and seamless UI. 

By substantially lowering the gas costs associated with EVM bridging, with the protocol offering subsidized execution costs, t3rn will not only improve the efficiency of cross-chain transactions but also accelerate their confirmation times. By making cross-chain transactions more affordable and user-friendly, t3rn aims to enhance liquidity across EVM chains, such as Ethereum and BSC, and foster broader adoption of Layer 2 networks, including Arbitrum, Optimism and Base, enriching the blockchain space with more interconnectedness and efficiency of speed and costs.

Stage Three: BRN Token

With the launch of the BRN token, t3rn takes a step towards incentivized engagement with the t3rn protocol. The BRN token, an ERC20 token, mapped to the b3rn Kusama chain through an account abstraction layer, incentivizes users to engage with the protocol and contribute to its security, the BRN tokens will offer ownership of the t3rn protocol on full release; BRN tokens can be sent to a burner address, revealed on launch to redeem mainnet TRN tokens. This approach not only enhances the security of the network but also cultivates a vibrant community of users, developers and cross-chain enthusiasts.

Stage Four: Arbitrum and Kusama Deployments

The launch of the b3rn Kusama chain is a significant milestone in t3rn's development. The extension is the first step into Substrate-based chains, aimed at refining and perfecting its technologies in a dynamic manner, prior to a broader rollout, leveraging the Polkadot network.

t3rn uses Attesters to ensure the integrity and security of cross-chain transactions. Attesters play a crucial role in verifying transaction outcomes across different blockchains, thereby enhancing trust and reliability within the ecosystem. This mechanism is fundamental for maintaining a seamless, secure interoperability platform that t3rn aims to provide. In order to scale up the staking and Attesters registration, t3rn will use Arbitrum's Orbit L3 to help facilitate modular interoperability across different blockchain ecosystems. Specifically, the platform leverages Arbitrum's capabilities to manage attestations effectively.

These steps enable t3rn to validate cross-chain transactions securely and efficiently, ensuring integrity of data between different blockchains.

Stage Five: Full Launch and TRN Token

The culmination of t3rn's strategic rollout is the full parachain launch, alongside the deployment of light clients, which significantly offers trustless execution. Executions are then secured by trustless fault-proof claims against on-chain validated headers of the networks involved in t3rn’s interoperable execution; this dual security standard (proof-of-stake based validation provisioned by attesters combined with on-chain data validated by light clients) offers an optimal experience for both users and infrastructure providers on the t3rn network.

The introduction of the TRN token solidifies t3rn's ecosystem, fully activating all platform functionalities and rewarding early adopters and users of the protocol. The TRN token is designed to facilitate governance, incentivize participation, and ensure a fair distribution mechanism within the community. This move not only empowers users but also strengthens the platform's decentralized nature, aligning with t3rn's vision of creating an open and collaborative blockchain protocol.

The full launch represents the realization of t3rn's vision, a modular multichain protocol that offers seamless interoperability, robust security and unparalleled efficiency. The TRN token plays a crucial role in this ecosystem, serving as the linchpin that connects various components of the t3rn platform.

About t3rn

t3rn has been created to offer a fresh approach to the problem of blockchain interoperability – the ability for blockchains to communicate and interact with one another. t3rn offers fast, secure and cost-efficient bridging, optimizing cross-chain executions by leveraging the modular layers of the t3rn stack for storage, validation, settlement and consensus.

t3rn is the modular interoperability layer, with superior swapping for users and powerful modularity for builders.

We're excited for the journey ahead and look forward to sharing more updates with our community. Stay tuned for more news and developments from t3rn!

Join Multichain Matters

Join our newsletter to receive high-quality content like this, alongside the latest web3 tech and t3rn updates, exclusively in your inbox once a month. Don't miss out on exclusive access at no cost. Join alongside +15,000 subscribers - no spam, only value.

Thank you. We'll be in touch.
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.