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Answering the most frequently asked questions about all things Hyperlane
Hyperlane is the first universal and permissionless interoperability framework 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 offers benefits for both blockchain and dapp developers.
For blockchain developers, a Hyperlane deployment expands accessibility to users, assets, and valuable state from other connected blockchains on which Hyperlane has been deployed.
For dapp developers, Hyperlane provides seamless connectivity across multiple blockchains, allowing developers to create interchain network effects and liquidity and users to interact with applications from their preferred chain.
Hyperlane is secured by its modular security stack featuring Interchain security modules (ISMs). Developers can configure various pre-built ISMs, compose them with each other, or even create custom ISMs based on their application's needs.
A modular approach to security ensures that Hyperlane will continue to stay up to the latest industry advances in security models.
Hyperlane's Messaging API allows dapp developers to send arbitrary bytes between smart contracts on different chains. This can be used to create interchain applications, dapps which span multiple chains.
For inspiration, take a look at some of the pre-built applications built on top of Hyperlane, including:
If the message has failed to send for some reason, there will be error messages indicating what may have gone wrong. See Troubleshooting/Developer FAQ for more information on how to debug an undelivered message
Hyperlane is a protocol designed to allow smart contracts on different chains to interact with each other.
Not exactly. Hyperlane is a protocol that allows communication between blockchains.
If you’re reading this FAQ, you’ve found the docs — this is a great place to start! That said, we know that questions arise during implementation, and we’re happy to help you on your way.