Router Protocol is a cross-chain liquidity aggregator platform that aims to seamlessly provide bridging infrastructure between current and emerging Layer 1 and Layer 2 blockchain solutions. The goal is to enable users to swap their assets from different networks seamlessly in a near-instant and low-cost manner.
Unlike traditional deployments of cross-chain protocols, which use 1-to-1 bridges, Router creates a mesh network where all chains are connected to each other via the same set of router nodes. These nodes can listen to and write transactions on all blockchains that are part of Router's super mesh. Any new chain can therefore be simply plugged into Router's super mesh by pushing its relevant configurations to all the router nodes.
$ROUTE is the native token of Router Protocol. The holders of the $ROUTE token will be able to use their tokens to take part in Router's governance by voting on Router's proposals concerning protocol amendments and upgrades. Router Protocol will also simplify the process of paying gas fees for cross-chain transactions by enabling users to pay a combined (gas + transaction) fee in $ROUTE tokens.