tBTC Launches On Solana!

tBTC Launches On Solana!

Threshold Network
Threshold Network

Bringing the first tokenized Bitcoin to Solana’s Ecosystem

Today marks a transformative moment in the decentralized finance (DeFi) world, with tBTC making its groundbreaking debut on the Solana blockchain. As Solana’s first decentralized, permissionless, and scalable tokenized Bitcoin, tBTC introduces many opportunities for Bitcoin holders. This milestone integrates the powerful features of Solana and tBTC, broadening the horizons for crypto enthusiasts and linking the robust world of Bitcoin with Solana’s scalable infrastructure.

A Brief Glimpse of the Genesis

Earlier this year tBTC set forth a bold vision to bridge the gap between Bitcoin and DeFi. The dedicated efforts of the Threshold DAO, the decentralized organization propelling tBTC, and strategic integrations with significant platforms like Curve DAO, Yearn.Finance, Synthetix, and many more were instrumental in making this vision a reality. With today’s Solana launch, tBTC now stands strong on six networks.

Solana and tBTC: A Partnership Beyond Ethereum

The Solana launch marks tBTC's first collaboration with a non-Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) chain, a significant achievement on top of its five integrations since May. This Solana integration is made possible through a strategic alliance with Wormhole, a cross-chain communications protocol touted as the gateway to unlocking liquidity for Bitcoin holders in DeFi.

Ben Sparango, Head of Business Development at the Solana Foundation said, “This is a particularly exciting time for tBTC to join the Solana ecosystem.” The integration is a testament to the evolution of the DeFi world, merging the strengths of Bitcoin and DeFi on Solana’s platform, pioneering what many are calling the dawn of DeFi 2.0.

Driving Liquidity in DeFi with tBTC

With the introduction of redemptions for BTC depositors in July, the Threshold Network is primed and ready for significant growth. The ability to seamlessly convert tBTC back to BTC is poised to attract retail investors, institutions and DAO treasuries in particular.

tBTC’s Vision for a Unified DeFi World

One of tBTC's standout features is its practical and innovative use of threshold cryptography, which avoids liquidity fragmentation when deploying tokenized Bitcoin to smart contract platforms. Instead of having wrapped tokens for every chain, tBTC's supply remains consistent, confining risks to specific ecosystems, thus ensuring fluidity and security simultaneously.

Decentralized Exchanges and Liquidity Pools

On top of this important milestone, we’re delighted to announce our integration with:

Orca, a prominent automated market maker (AMM) on the Solana network. A platform offering unmatched speed and efficiency for all your trading needs, allowing you to swap tBTC seamlessly and tap into Solana's vast liquidity pool.

Meteora, a strategic player in the DeFi landscape, facilitates sustainable and efficient liquidity provision for tBTC by leveraging their Dynamic Vaults. tBTC liquidity providers on Meteora earn yield from both trading fees and lending yield.
For yield hunters! Early Meteora LPs will receive first-mover incentives here.

Jupiter Exchange is designed to provide tBTC traders with an unparalleled experience, offering the most competitive prices for trading tBTC with any token on the Solana network.

These partnerships will further enhance tBTC's integration into the Solana ecosystem, promising an enriched experience for users.

The Road Ahead

As we continue this journey, our ambition remains steadfast: to open the entirety of DeFi to Bitcoin holders. We're only scratching the surface, with many more integrations and innovations on the horizon. This is only phase 1 where we bring native BTC to Solana. In phase 2, we're taking further steps to ensure a seamless minting experience and expand the opportunities!

Join the Revolution

Leap into Solana's ecosystem with tBTC. Embrace the future of DeFi. Dive in and mint tBTC here and deploy on Solana!