🌀 Native x Zetachain: Web3’s Omnichain Liquidity Hub.

Native Labs
5 min readJan 31, 2024

Just days before their Mainnet launch, we’re thrilled to announce our partnership with the pioneering Omnichain L1 blockchain — ZetaChain!

By integrating ZetaChain’s universal access to assets and chains with Native’s unified liquidity layer, this partnership gives rise to a truly breakthrough solution — Web3’s Omnichain Liquidity Hub. This does away with the problems of “crosschain” and “multichain” fragmentation, bringing us closer to realizing the vision of a fluid, integrated crypto landscape.

Breaking Down Crypto’s Siloed Ecosystems

Native and ZetaChain both share a common mission — solving the industry’s deeply rooted issues of siloed ecosystems, fragmented liquidity, and scaling inefficiencies. By approaching this challenge from complementary angles, the end result is a totally comprehensive omnichain solution.

Specifically, ZetaChain solves fragmentation at the technology layer by pioneering new standards in blockchain interoperability. Today’s landscape consists of hundreds of isolated chains, causing major downsides:

  • Developers face immense burdens deploying separate smart contracts on each chain.
  • Capital Efficiency suffers as liquidity splinters across fragmented ecosystems, impacting end user pricing.
  • Poor User Experience as users struggle with bridging assets across disconnected chains, assuming sizable risks and complex processes.
  • Community Tribalism directs energy away from innovation towards unproductive infighting.

Recognizing these limitations and the resulting stagnation, ZetaChain embraces a chain-agnostic approach, positioning itself as the unifying base layer for the entire crypto ecosystem. With its decentralized smart-contract platform and cross-chain messaging capabilities, ZetaChain converges isolated chains into an interconnected landscape.

By treating all blockchains as equal participants, focus shifts towards utility instead of tribalism. For the first time, developers have the freedom to build truly interoperable dApps spanning multiple chains, and users can conveniently access ZetaChain apps from any chain.

A high-level overview of ZetaChain’s Proof of Stake (PoS) blockchain architecture.

On the other hand, Native’s focus is on solving crypto’s longstanding pain point of fragmented liquidity. Siloed across an ever-expanding number of chains, obtaining and providing liquidity has proven to be both inefficient and expensive. This liquidity fragmentation persists because trading remains inventory-based — so long as cross-chain asset movement is required for trading, the inefficiencies of bridging cannot be escaped. The solution lies in adopting a new paradigm — credit-based trading via a unified liquidity layer.

Native is building Web3’s Liquidity Layer, a comprehensive solution that consolidates bridging, assets and trading into a singular offering. Through its RFQ System Native’s DEX platform aggregates order flow, forwarding quotes to PMMs for off-chain pricing. Since launch in April, Native’s platform has has accumulated $100M+ in PMM liquidity and executed $2.2B+ in trading volume.

Their upcoming product, Aqua, allows retail investors to enhance liquidity for professional market makers, boosting capital efficiency and returns via leveraged lending strategies. More details to come 😎

Supporting ZetaSwap and the Wider ZetaChain ecosystem

As our first commitment towards bolstering the ZetaChain ecosystem, we’re also excited to announce our collaboration with ZetaSwap, the first DEX aggregator on ZetaChain! Native has teamed up with ZetaSwap to power their trading infrastructure, integrating our deep liquidity and PMM-RFQ capabilities for the most efficient pricing possible.

Harnessing Native’s extensive liquidity sourced from both AMMs and PMMs, ZetaSwap offers users access to the most competitive prices available covering a diverse range of asset pairs. Additionally, our RFQ system guarantees ZetaSwap users a more secure trading experience, free from slippage, MEV attacks, and counter-party risks. ZetaSwap’s DEX Aggregator thus seamlessly merges the capital efficiency of off-chain liquidity provision with the security of on-chain settlement, ensuring users achieve optimal trade execution whilst fully protected.

ZetaSwap’s DEX architecture, powered by Native’s liquidity layer.

As the inaugural DEX on ZetaChain, ZetaSwap will play a key role in attracting liquidity and users into the burgeoning ZetaChain ecosystem. Through the utilization of Native’s deep liquidity and advanced pricing algorithms, ZetaSwap is primed to deliver a best-in-class trading experience from day one. We’re thrilled to be partnering with ZetaSwap as their DEX infrastructure provider, and look forward to further collaborations across the ecosystem, accelerating an omnichain future.

🔄 How can you use ZetaSwap today?

Experience the new capital efficient market on ZetaChain’s Athens-3 testnet with these simple steps:

  1. Launch the ZetaSwap dApp: Visit https://www.zetaswap.com/ and click on the “Launch app” button.
  2. Connect your wallet: Connect your preferred EVM wallet, such as MetaMask, Trust Wallet, OKX wallet, and more. Make sure to switch to the Athens-3 Testnet network.
  3. Mint your testnet tokens: Once you are on the ZetaChain Athens-3 testnet, claim your aZeta token via ZetaSwap’s Discord and go to the “Mint” page on the ZetaSwap dApp.
  4. After joining the community and unlocking your minting ability click the mint button next to Z.ETH and Z.BTC tokens. Sign the transaction and receive your assets.
  5. Go to the “Swap” section on the dApp, select the ‘To’ and ‘From’ tokens, enter the desired amounts, approve and sign the transactions, and voila! You’ll witness aggregation across AMMs and PMMs with a single tap.

👀 … And a sneak peek into ZetaSwap points!

ZetaSwap is on the verge of launching its rewards program that will track every on-chain trade you make on ZetaSwap Mainnet and reward you with ZS points. Stay tuned to learn about a new reward program announcement coming soon.

⚡ What is ZetaChain?

ZetaChain is a simple, fast, and secure omnichain blockchain. A pioneer implementing the concept of chain abstraction, ZetaChain serves as the base-layer of the decentralized internet. With ZetaChain’s Omnichain Smart Contracts, developers can build truly interoperable dApps that span multiple chains from any existing blockchain from Ethereum to Bitcoin and beyond. Access all of crypto from any chain, including new blockchain innovations into the future. ZetaChain’s mission is to build a platform for global access, simplicity, and utility across any blockchain.

To learn more about ZetaChain, check out their:

🦎 What is Native?

Native Labs is building Web3’s Liquidity Layer, a protocol built to unify crypto’s fragmented liquidity and radically enhance capital efficiency for PMMs. Via their RFQ System, Native’s platform aggregates and connects order flow to PMMs for efficient off-chain pricing and on-chain execution. Since launching in April 2022, Native has onboarded over $100M in PMM liquidity and executed $2.2B+ in trading volume.

Their new product Aqua enables credit-based pricing for PMMs & Solvers, unlocking inventory-free trading for maximum capital efficiency.*

*Coming soon.

To learn more about Native, check out their:

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