Chainlink, a leading decentralized computing platform essential to the Web3 ecosystem, announced the launch of its cross-chain interoperability protocol, known as Cross-Chain Interoperability Protocol (CCIP). This release marks a new phase of general availability, allowing developers around the world to integrate CCIP into their applications distributed across multiple blockchains.

According to the Chainlink team, this news was announced in a recent publication on its official blog. The post clarifies that, with the general availability of CCIP, the protocol is now accessible to be implemented on any compatible blockchain, facilitating integration in a more comprehensive way and without the need for special permissions.

Using CCIP allows developers to transfer tokens as well as send arbitrary messages and data to smart contracts operating on supported networks. This feature is crucial for expanding the functionalities of decentralized applications that operate on different blockchain infrastructures.

CCIP is currently supported on several major networks, including Ethereum, BNB Chain, Arbitrum, Polygon, Avalanche, Base, Optimism, and WEMIX. The Chainlink team plans to expand this list further, promising to integrate more blockchains in the near future.

This milestone for Chainlink follows a series of significant developments. In recent months, the platform launched the Transporter bridge app and added the functionality of native transfers of ETH and USDC tokens. The CCIP protocol now supports transactions of tokens such as ETH, USDC, and LINK across different chains, highlighting its versatility and utility.

Additionally, the Chainlink team has optimized the protocol’s pricing model, seeking to make token transfers and inter-chain communications more efficient. This adjustment is part of the platform’s ongoing efforts to improve the user experience and overall system functionality.


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