Diving into the world of DeFi for the first few times can feel like navigating a treacherous labyrinth. Newcomers face an onslaught of complex jargon, perplexing user interfaces, and the constant fear of making costly errors. The simplest tasks, such as swapping or bridging assets, demand a steep learning curve, while the ever-looming threat of exploits and hacks adds to the anxiety. This daunting landscape creates significant barriers to entry, often deterring potential users from embracing the powerful potential of decentralized finance.
Now picture a world where exchanging cryptocurrencies across different blockchains is as intuitive and effortless as tapping your credit card at the grocery store. With Mattr One, our proprietary payments technology, we envision just that — a future where the decentralized finance (DeFi) ecosystem transcends its current limitations. By addressing cross-chain interoperability, Mattr One aspires to unify disparate blockchain networks, delivering a seamless user experience that cuts through a significant amount of friction that keeps decentralized finance from becoming adopted in a more mainstream manner.
“People don’t care how [centralized finance] or DeFi works — nor do they need to. They just want it to work.” —Jason Dominique, Co-Founder and CEO of Embr.
In the traditional finance space, payment rails are the underlying infrastructure that facilitates smooth, efficient money transfers across various financial networks. For example, ACH (Automated Clearing House) and SWIFT are well-known payment rails that streamline transactions by providing a standardized framework for communication and coordination among financial institutions. This enables seamless and frictionless payments, making it practical for both businesses and consumers to conduct transactions with ease.
Despite its explosive growth, the DeFi ecosystem still lacks a cohesive payment rail, a web3-equivalent of an ACH or Swift, that can deliver the familiar Web2 feel that traditional finance offers. This absence of a unified infrastructure often results in a fragmented and less user-friendly experience. Mattr One emerges as a game-changing solution to this challenge by taking on the role of the first real-time decentralized value-exchange rail that aims to bridge the gap between various blockchain networks, bringing seamless cross-chain transactions and a more intuitive user experience to the DeFi landscape.
As it stands today, DeFi infrastructure often makes the process of bridging cryptocurrency assets challenging and time-consuming. Users are typically required to follow a multi-step procedure, which includes:
Locking assets in a smart contract or with a custodian on the source blockchain.
Minting new tokens on the destination blockchain, representing the original asset.
Transferring the minted tokens to the destination blockchain for use on that network.
Repeating a similar process to move assets back to the original blockchain, if desired.
Though this cross-chain interoperability appears secure, it is subject to several potential risks. The safety and success of asset bridging hinge on the specific bridge or wrapped token solution employed. Furthermore, navigating two distinct blockchain ecosystems introduces the possibility of funds being frozen or stolen through exploits and hacks. Mattr One addresses these concerns by removing the need for bridges altogether, offering real-time interoperability that currently does not exist in DeFi.
Mattr One’s innovative approach to interoperability and rapid transaction finality unlocks unprecedented opportunities for developers in the DeFi space. By seamlessly connecting different blockchain networks, developers can now access a broader range of assets and services, enabling them to create cutting-edge, cross-chain applications.
This heightened level of integration not only simplifies the user experience but also encourages the growth of a more interconnected and robust DeFi ecosystem, driving innovation and expanding the potential for unique, scalable solutions in the world of decentralized finance
Embr plays a pivotal role in harnessing the power of Mattr One by offering the Embr Payments API, a gateway for third-party applications to access and leverage the protocol’s capabilities. This API, much like those used by traditional finance platforms such as PayPal or Stripe, simplifies integration and enables seamless, cross-chain asset swaps within a broader range of applications.
By providing a user-friendly and standardized interface, Embr bridges the gap between DeFi and traditional finance, allowing developers to create innovative, decentralized solutions that compete with the user experience of well-established financial services.
Mattr One’s groundbreaking technology redefines DeFi by enabling real-time, cross-chain value exchange with frictionless interoperability. Paired with the Embr Payments API, it paves the way for innovative decentralized applications that rival traditional finance in terms of speed, security, and user experience. This game-changing approach has the potential to reshape the DeFi landscape, unlocking new possibilities and driving mainstream adoption.
“DeFi, while transformative, is also highly complex, with a steep learning curve that deters many potential users. It’s our responsibility to make it more accessible and safe for everyone to participate.” — Stani Kulechov, Founder and CEO of Aave.