- On Thursday, Chainlink will open access to the CCIP to all developers across five testnets
- BNY Mellon, BNP Paribas, Citi, Australia and New Zealand Banking Group, Clearstream, Euroclear, Lloyds Banking Group, are exploring the application of Chainlink’s interoperability solution.
Blockchain technology firm Chainlink Labs has reached a significant milestone with the introduction of its Cross-Chain Interoperability Protocol (CCIP). According to an announcement made by Chainlink Labs’ Chief Product Officer, Kemal El Moujahid, on July 17, the CCIP has been officially launched under early access on several prominent blockchains, including Ethereum, Avalanche, Polygon, Arbitrum, and Optimism.
The CCIP aims to revolutionize the blockchain landscape by facilitating seamless data and value transfer between diverse public or private blockchain environments directly from backend systems. This breakthrough interoperability solution seeks to bridge the gap between the on-chain and off-chain worlds, much like the transformative impact of key internet standards such as TCP/IP.
The protocol’s successful early access phase on five major blockchains—Arbitrum Goerli, Avalanche Fuji, Ethereum Sepolia, Optimism Goerli, and Polygon Mumbai—allowed Chainlink Labs to test and fine-tune its functionality in real-world scenarios.
On Thursday, Chainlink will open access to the CCIP to all developers across five testnets, further expanding the protocol’s reach and potential impact. The additional testnets are Arbitrum Goerli, Avalanche Fuji, Ethereum Sepolia, Optimism Goerli, and Polygon Mumbai.
As per the official announcement, what sets Chainlink’s CCIP apart is its foundation on Swift’s messaging infrastructure, which has earned global recognition and adoption by over 11,000 banks for facilitating secure international payments and settlements. This integration ensures a robust and reliable framework for the seamless transfer of data and value across different blockchain networks.
The CCIP’s potential has already garnered substantial interest from key players in the financial sector and the blockchain industry. Several notable institutions, including BNY Mellon, BNP Paribas, Citi, Australia and New Zealand Banking Group, Clearstream, Euroclear, and Lloyds Banking Group, are exploring the application of Chainlink’s interoperability solution.
Commenting on the development, Sergey Nazarov, co-founder of Chainlink, stated that CCIP aims to become the “TCP/IP of finance” . Furthermore, major decentralized finance (DeFi) platforms are embracing the CCIP. AAVE, a prominent DeFi protocol, intends to integrate the interoperability solution. Additionally, the decentralized derivatives platform Synthetix is already operational on the CCIP mainnet, reinforcing the protocol’s capabilities.
In a strategic partnership formed in June, Chainlink and Swift have announced their plans to test connecting numerous financial institutions to blockchain networks using CCIP.