The Octopus Network is a NEAR-based multichain interoperable crypto-network for launching and running Web3.0 Substrate-based, EVM compatible application-specific blockchains, aka appchains. The Octopus Network, backed by top VCs including Digital Currency Group and Electric Capital, is committed to unleashing a new wave of innovation for Web3.0.
The core of the Octopus Network is the Octopus Relay — a set of smart contracts running on the NEAR blockchain, aka mainchain, that implements the security leasing market. Octopus Network appchains sit on the demand side of the market. They pay rent in their native tokens to lease security from $OCT holders. $OCT holders that delegate their $OCT by staking on appchains have the opportunity to diversify their investment profiles with a wide variety of protocols.
The Octopus Relay enables appchains’ interoperability with NEAR protocol and Ethereum via the Rainbow Bridge. Additionally, appchains can utilize an out-of-box IBC pallet to connect with any IBC enabled blockchains directly. Thus, assets issued on Ethereum, NEAR, or any IBC enabled blockchain transfer into Octopus Network appchains trustlessly. Conversely, assets issued on appchains can be transferred trustlessly to Ethereum, NEAR, and any IBC enabled blockchain.