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Weekly Dev Update #78

THORChain Weekly Dev Update for Week 78, 19–25 Jan; Litecoin, new Testnet, final preparations in ASGARDEX, upcoming releases for Community Products, ethereum support in XChainJs


Synth fixes to multichain, as well as adding Litecoin. A new testnet was prepared and deployed:



Seed Service:

The team are preparing the network and wallet for an orderly public rollout with support for BTC, ETH, BCH, LTC and BNB chains. Expect this later this week or early next week.


Multichain patches, including some updates to synths (prefix, virtual depths, redemption whilst staged).

In addition, the need to attach a coin for deposit requests is removed (no need to send 0.00000001 RUNE for a withdrawal etc).

Litecoin was also added.


Work continues to prep Midgard V2 to handle Multichain requirements.


Ethereum was merged as a package. It supports Rinkeby.
Ethereum Fixes

BitcoinCash and Litecoin will be implemented next.


Actively-developed bridges will be reported here going forward. Bridges are commissioned once a team who can implement is identified and work begins.

  • Bitcoin: Deployed to testnet
  • Ethereum: Deployed to testnet
  • BitcoinCash: Deployed to testnet
  • Litecoin: Deployed to testnet
  • Cosmos: Under review — considering moving to IBC implementation
  • Haven: Under implementation — work focusses on solving EDDSA MSig
  • Polkadot: Under implementation — some hurdles to cross with bifrost state sync.


BEPSwap Client

Numerous UI/UX tweaks based on community feedback


Work continues to prepare the client for Multichain Chaosnet. It will be ready within the week. Node operators can BOND and monitor their nodes.

Community Work

The following tools receive regular updates:

Telegram Bot



Twitter Bot

Delphi Defi Dashboard

Upcoming Release for the Dashboard

THORChain Network Explorer

Continual Improvements, now with custom sub-domains for each net:

THORChain Official Block Explorer

THORChain Dashboard (ViewBlock)


View historical yield and simulate future yield in pools:

Upcoming Release for RUNEData


View current arbitrage opportunities in the pools. New card-style overviews.


RUNEStake can be used to see yield in THORChain liquidity pools.

Upcoming Release for Multichain RUNEStake

Trading Leaderboard

View the current leaderboard for traders on THORChain

GrassRootsCrypto Youtube

GrassRootsCrypto consistently puts out great educational videos on THORChain, users should subscribe and bookmark the channel.

Next Milestones

Multi-chain Testnet with Native Rune and Bitcoin, Ethereum, BitcoinCash, Litecoin, Binance Chain and 0.40 update has been deployed. The team are acquiring quantities of testnet assets in order to seed the first few pools such that the network can be adequately tested by the public. If you can help the team acquire the following testnet assets, please reach out:

* BCH (testnet)
* ETH (Rinkeby)
* Litecoin (testnet)


To keep up to date, please monitor community channels, particularly Telegram and Twitter:



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