Hyperlane Introduction

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Hyperlane introduction

Hyperlane is the first universal and permissionless interoperability layer built for the modular blockchain stack.

Anyone can Deploy Hyperlane to any blockchain environment, whether it is a layer 1, rollup, or app-chain, allowing that chain to communicate seamlessly with any other chain on which Hyperlane has been deployed.

Hyperlane is designed with modularity in mind. Notably, its Interchain security modules gives developers control over their security model, allowing them to configure, compose, and customize security according to the needs of their application.

Using Hyperlane, developers can build Interchain Applications - dapps that span multiple blockchains. Some pre-built examples that can be deployed out of the box include:

  1. Warp Routes, which allow native, ERC20, and ERC721 tokens to move seamlessly across chains

  2. Interchain Accounts API, which allows an account on one chain (e.g. a DAO) to make smart contract calls on remote chains

  3. Interchain Queries API, which allow an account on one chain to make view calls on remote chains

Keep reading to learn all the things Hyperlane can do for you!

Integrate Hyperlane into your chain, rollup, or app

Check out the Getting started guide for everything you need to start building with Hyperlane. As a creator of a new Chain or Rollup, a Rollup Framework, or a Rollup Service, you can learn how to Deploy Hyperlane yourself! If you run into an issue or have any questions, join our discord to get support from the community of Hyperlane builders!

Learn more about the Hyperlane protocol

First, take a look at the FAQ, which covers some high level questions about what Hyperlane is and how it works.

To dive deeper into the Hyperlane, take a look at the protocol architecture Overview, or read more about Interchain security modules to learn more about how Hyperlane interchain messaging is secured.

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