February 8, 2021, 5:49AM EST
• 12 min read

Cosmos IBC and the argument for application-specific chains

Quick Take

  • The interoperability protocol Cosmos IBC will be launching after Cosmos’ latest upgrade Stargate is activated on February 18th
  • Notable projects built on the Cosmos SDK are Binance Chain, Kava, Terra, Band Protocol, and Thorchain
  • Application-specific chains offer more sovereignty but decrease composability. Notably, the security architecture for an ecosystem of blockchain applications changes

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