Australia: ANZ Bank Integrates Chainlink CCIP for Cross-Chain Transactions

ANZ Bank, one of Australia’s largest institutional banks, has successfully demonstrated a cross-chain purchase of tokenized assets using Chainlink’s Cross-Chain Interoperability Protocol (CCIP). The bank utilized ANZ-issued stablecoin A$DC, which is pegged to the Australian Dollar, for the transaction.

This development showcases how financial institutions can leverage CCIP to facilitate secure cross-chain transactions, building on lessons learned from the recent Swift blockchain interoperability initiative. It highlights the growing role of Chainlink and CCIP as the standard for interbank transactions involving stablecoins and tokenized real-world assets.

CCIP has entered the Mainnet Early Access phase on several blockchains, including Avalanche, Ethereum, Optimism, and Polygon. Several prominent DeFi protocols, such as Synthetix and Aave, have already adopted CCIP or are integrating it into their platforms.

The launch of various on-chain ecosystems has led to innovation and adoption in the Web3 space. However, it has also resulted in fragmentation and limited interoperability among applications, assets, and market liquidity. Existing cross-chain solutions are often complex and insecure, leading to significant financial losses due to exploits.

Chainlink’s CCIP aims to address these challenges by providing a secure, efficient, and reliable solution for cross-chain transfers. It enables assets to move seamlessly between different chains, enhancing innovation and accelerating the mass adoption of Web3.

In July 2023, Synthetix announced the integration of Chainlink CCIP into its protocol, marking one of the first real-world use cases of CCIP. This integration allows for cross-chain transfers of sUSD, Synthetix’s stablecoin, between Ethereum and Optimism. The integration can be expanded to other EVM-compatible chains with approval from the Synthetix Spartan council.

For now, only sUSD minted on the Synthetix V3 architecture is eligible for transfers via the Synthetix Teleporter.

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