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Welcome to MAP Protocol
MAP Protocol is a Bitcoin layer-2 for peer-to-peer cross-chain interoperability.
The Bitcoin layer-2 for Bitcoin ecosystem transformation
By leveraging the Bitcoin network’s security mechanism, MAP Protocol strengthened its network security and serves as a Bitcoin layer-2 to enable BRC-20 cross-chain and allow assets and users to from other public chains interact with the Bitcoin network via peer-to-peer cross-chain.
The Bitcoin-level peer-to-peer cross-chain network
Similar to the “purely peer-to-peer” Bitcoin network, MAP Protocol’s cross-chain network is also peer-to-peer without going through any third party. The validity of a cross-chain request depends purely on the fact that it has occurred on the source chain, not on decisions or proofs made by trusted third parties.
The frontier for building anything cross-chain
Cross-chain should be made easy. We provide a full suite of development tools, tutorials, and SDKs for you to build your cross-chain dApps or expand your chain connectivity with as little effort as possible. Building things cross-chain is as easy as building on a single chain.
The infra for interoperable on-chain assets, storage, and computing
Interoperability goes beyond connecting different tokens on different chains. A truly decentralized Web3 is where assets, storage, and computing are all on-chain and interoperable. We provide the infrastructure for interoperable on-chain assets, storage, and computing.
Get started
MAP Protocol is your gateway into the fully interoperable on-chain world. Below are the simple steps for you to quickly familiarize yourself with the ever-evolving technology.
Start with a Wallet
Find the wallet that allows you to connect with MAP Protocol and manage your funds.
Get some MAPO
MAPO is the currency of MAP Protocol — you can use it for various purposes.
Try decentralized exchanges (DEXs)
DEXs hold transformative significance for decentralized finance (DeFi). Grab your MAPO and familiarize yourself with the mechanics of trading on a DEX.
Build an omnichain dApp or become omnichain
Start coding with MAP Protocol – the Bitcoin layer-2 by first farmilirize yourself with key concepts such as BRC-201 in MAP Protocol.
What is MAP Protocol?
MAP Protocol serves as a Bitcoin layer-2 dedicated to Bitcoin ecosystem development. It also provides the essential infrastructure for achieving interoperability among blockchain-based assets, storage, and computing. Built upon the light client and zero-knowledge proof technology, our interoperable cross-chain solution is peer-to-peer, without any trusted third-party entities, thus turning siloed blockchains or blockchains using third-party bridges into an all-in-one Web3 development platform and Web3 user gateway.
The case for MAP Protocol as Bitcoin layer-2
Due to the lack of Turing completeness, Bitcoin is limited in its usability compared to Ethereum, and its ecosystem grows slowly. As a Bitcoin layer-2 and an interoperable omnichain infrastructure, MAP Protocol is able to expand the Bitcoin ecosystem’s interoperability and fuel the growth of the Bitcoin community.
With MAP Protocol’s BRC-201, a cross-chain extension protocol to BRC-20 tokens, BRC-20 and ORC-20 assets on the Bitcoin network can interact with other tokens on other public chains. This layer of Bitcoin network cross-chain interoperability will also grow the Bitcoin community as a whole.
Don't trust, verify: Refactor light clients verification with ZK-proof
First proposed in the form of Simplified Payment Verification (or SPV) in Satoshi Nakamoto’s 2008 whitepaper, light client is a way to allow less powerful clients to interact with the network with as many security guarantees as possible. Zero-knowledge proof was first suggested by Manuel Blum, Paul Feldman, and Silvio Micali in 1989 and now has use cases in anonymous payments, authentication, verifiable computation, and on-chain voting.
MAP Protocol has refactored light clients technology with ZK-proof, which further improves light client verification efficiency while keeping the whole verification process peer-to-peer without trusting any third party.
Toward a truly interoperable future: Omnichain and fully on-chain
Today, most interoperability solutions only emphasize asset cross-chain transactions. However, a truly interoperable Web3 future extends beyond that — it's a future where dApp operations including transactions, data storage, and computing are performed on the blockchain and are interoperable across different chains, giving users full control over their data and privacy.
MAP Protocol paves the way for this truly interoperable Web3 future. Through MAP Protocol, developers can seamlessly integrate various blockchain components, enabling the construction of apps where all operations are on-chain. This provides users with complete control over their data and assets across multiple chains.
The all-in-one developer portal
MAP Protocol and its apps are transparent and open source, making it the go-to solution for all your blockchain interoperability needs. Whether you wish your chain to connect with another blockchain, build a dApp to operate across multiple blockchains, or even to interact with the Bitcoin ecosystem, we make it easy for you to build anything omnichain and fully on-chain.
Dive into our extensive documentation and tutorials to learn how to combine functionalities of different types of blockchains and create an app with groundbreaking features.
MAP Protocol today
The latest MAP Relay Chain statistics (Data Source: MAPO explorer)
The total amount of MAPO currently being staked and securing the network.
MAP Relay Chain is run by volunteers around the globe, known as nodes.
The number of cross-chain transactions successfully processed by the network.
The number of users in MAP Protocol grows every day.
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Join over 5,000 members on MAPDAO Discord community!
We hold monthly community calls for exciting updates on MAP Protocol development and important ecosystem news. Get the chance to ask questions, share ideas, and contribute in different ways — it's the perfect opportunity to be part of the thriving MAPDAO community.
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