Router Protocol helps move liquidity like bridges move people
In an interaction with YourStory CEO and Founder Shradha Sharma, Ramani ‘Ram’ Ramachandran explains why he remains bullish on the future of blockchain innovation in India and the world.
With major metropolitan cities across the world turning into bustling and congested concrete jungles, satellite cities and adjacent towns have cropped up to provide them relief with roads, highways, bridges, and other infrastructures for the smooth movement of people between cities and urban localities.
For serial entrepreneur Ramani ‘Ram’ Ramachandran, the same analogy works in the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry.
In fact, the need for bridging infrastructure has shaped the concepts behind his Singapore-based blockchain venture Router Protocol, a cross-chain liquidity aggregation protocol, and Dfyn Network, a multi-chain decentralised exchange live on Polygon.
“After Ethereum became popular due to its smart contract functionality, it started seeing a lot of congestion. People started helping it scale and built Layer 2 blockchains. Here is where Router comes in. Like roads and bridges help people move, Router helps liquidity move from chain to chain in a seamless manner,” explains Ram.
With Router, Ram is building bridging infrastructure to allow contract level data flow across various blockchains, thus enabling asset-level data transfer.
In an interaction with YourStory CEO and Founder Shradha Sharma, he explains why he remains bullish on the future of blockchain innovation in India and the world.
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“In India, there is a ton of programming talent that lends itself naturally to this (blockchain) space. We’ve seen many Indians living elsewhere spearheading exciting blockchain projects in decentralised finance (DeFi). So, it is imperative that we do not lose this race.”