Getting Started | Symbiosis
Welcome to the Symbiosis documentation! There you will find information about cross-chain token swaps, more about crypto exchanges liquidity and learn how we work.

What is Symbiosis?

Symbiosis is a cross-chain engine and interchain communication Protocol.
The Symbiosis Protocol meets the following requirements:
  • Simple, Uniswap-like user experience
    No additional wallets, long waiting time, or extra steps to proceed with a swap.
  • Interchain Communicating Supplying liquidity to third-party DeFi protocols via Symbiosis. Yes, it's in one click (one transaction) and cross-chain.
  • Fully decentralized
    No central party can stop the Symbiosis protocol or censor users from accessing it.
  • Interoperable
    It connects every blockchain that gets enough market attention. Our ultimate goal is to bridge
    all networks together.
  • Non-Custodial
    No one (including the Symbiosis team) has access to users' funds.
  • Limitless cross-chain liquidity
    It targets as many token pairs as possible across all blockchains while providing the best prices for swaps between any arbitrary token pair.

What is under the hood

There is a high level scheme of the Symbiosis protocol.
  1. 1.
    The front-end is a web interface or mobile application. It collects information about assets on the blockchains supported by the Symbiosis protocol, builds optimal routes for swaps (the routes with the best price), helps users to sign and send transactions to the blockchains.
  2. 2.
    The cross-chain liquidity engine is a set of smart contracts deployed on every blockchain supported by the Symbiosis protocol. It operates concentrated cross-chain liquidity pools and off-chain routing mechanisms, allowing to tap into AMM liquidity across all blockchains. For more information, please refer to Cross-chain liquidity engine
  3. 3.
    The relayers network is a P2P node network of decentralized custodians. The relayers listen to events emitted by the cross-chain liquidity engine on every supported blockchain, reach a consensus on each event, sign and send transactions to appropriate blockchains. For more information, please refer to Relayers network | Symbiosis

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