Introducing the Dynamic Multisig Bridge: A Game Changer in Blockchain Security

Ethoprotocol
2 min readApr 18, 2023

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Security has always been at the forefront of our minds when it comes to the Etho Protocol. Learning from past experiences, we understand the importance of addressing the vulnerabilities that exist within blockchain bridges. In an ever-evolving digital landscape, we are proud to unveil our latest innovation: the Dynamic Multisig Bridge. This groundbreaking solution not only mitigates risks associated with single points of failure but also exemplifies the true potential of decentralized technology.

The Traditional Bridge: A Risky Affair

Before we dive into the details of our innovative multisig bridge, let’s examine the traditional bridge’s inner workings. In a conventional bridge, a single contract owner is responsible for burning and creating funds on both sides of the bridge. For instance, when moving from ERC20 to ETHO, funds are burned on the ERC-20 side and released from the ETHO account to the user transferring the funds. Conversely, when depositing funds into the bridge, ERC20 wETHO tokens are created and provided to the user.

This process, however, exposes a glaring vulnerability: the owner of the burn and creation contracts is a single point of failure, a risk inherent in every bridge.

Enter the Dynamic Multisig Bridge: A Revolution in Security

Our ingenious development team, spearheaded by Dox, has devised a groundbreaking solution to this problem, the Dynamic Multisig Bridge. Instead of relying on a single contract owner, our multisig approach necessitates the approval of four independent entities for any fund transfer in either direction. Only when a consensus is reached among these four entities, the transaction will be executed.

This innovative method ensures a higher level of security, eliminates central points of control, and truly embraces the core principles of decentralization.

Smart, Secure, and Decentralized: The Future of Blockchain Bridges

Our Dynamic Multisig Bridge sets a new standard in the world of blockchain technology. By implementing a more intelligent, secure, and decentralized method of fund transfers, we are redefining what it means to provide a safe and user-friendly bridge experience.

Deployment on the Horizon

We are thrilled to announce that the deployment of the new Dynamic Multisig Bridge is scheduled for the end of April. Our team is currently conducting final tests to ensure a seamless and successful launch. Stay tuned for more updates on this groundbreaking innovation that promises to reshape the blockchain landscape!

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Ethoprotocol

Etho Protocol is a Ethereum based storage solution, providing decentralized IPFS storage with full EVM compatibility