OKT Chain Boosts Cross-Chain Infrastructure with WasmVM Integration

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2 min readApr 3, 2023


OKTC launches Wasm support

We are thrilled to announce the integration of WebAssembly (Wasm) technology as part of achieving our multi-Virtual Machines (VM) vision for OKT Chain (OKTC).

OKTC is the first single public network that supports both Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) and Wasm Virtual Machine (WasmVM), along with a native bridge module capable of automatically translating KIP20 assets to CW20 assets and vice versa, enabling a highly innovative approach to contract interactions. This demonstrates our commitment to continuous development with exceptional engineering capabilities.

With the integration of Wasm technology now, OKTC will continue to innovate and provide a platform that empowers developers to build the next generation of dApps.

What is Wasm?

Wasm is a binary format that uses a stack-based virtual machine. It serves as a portable compilation target for programming languages, making it easy to deploy client and server applications on the web or use it as a virtual machine on blockchain.

On top of supporting EVM, the integration of Wasm compiles different languages into a single standard that can be executed across different platforms.

Advantages of Wasm

  1. Faster speed, lower gas consumption
  2. Capability to handle more complex contracts
  3. Support for Rust, Go, C/C++ and other popular programming languages for developing contracts

What does Wasm support mean to the OKTC Ecosystem?

  • Projects running on Wasm can now seamlessly transition and migrate over to OKTC. This creates more opportunities for new innovative dApps that can enhance the OKTC ecosystem’s growth and drive user adoption.
  • Wasm natively supports languages such as Rust, Golang, C++, and Typescript, making it exceptionally developer-friendly, particularly for those who may not be well-versed in crypto programming. This furthers the goal of achieving greater interoperability where dApps, projects, and builders familiar with such languages can now build on OKTC.
  • With low costs, extreme speed, and comprehensive infrastructure, OKTC is highly competitive and capable of hosting next-generation dApps, including GameFi applications.

Incorporating Wasm support is a significant milestone in line with our vision to explore the technical capabilities of Layer 1 and further our multi-VM vision. We are excited to continue pushing the boundaries of what is possible in decentralized space and look forward to the future possibilities that lie ahead.

About OKTC

OKTC (previously known as OKC/OKX Chain) is an EVM- and IBC-compatible L1 built on Cosmos with a focus on true interoperability and maximized performance. At high scalability, developers can build and scale with low gas fees. The OKTC ecosystem and infrastructure, including the all-in-one multi-chain Web3 interface, enables a seamless experience for both developers and users.

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OKT Chain
OKT Chain

OKT Chain is an EVM and Wasm compatible L1 built on Cosmos with a focus on true interoperability and maximized performance.