Tron founder unveils Bitcoin layer-2 solution as BTC DeFi breaks $1.2 billion in TVL

Tron blockchain founder Justin Solar has unveiled plans for a Bitcoin-based layer-2 solution.

In a Feb. 15 post on the social media platform X (previously Twitter), Solar revealed his intent to foster decentralization and seamless integration of numerous token codecs throughout the TRON community and the broader Bitcoin ecosystem. This strategic transfer would improve interoperability and permit Bitcoin to faucet into Tron’s $55 billion stablecoin pool.

“This innovative approach aims to decentralize and intertwine various token types within the TRON network, including stablecoins, with the Bitcoin network and its constructed Layer 2s, like the Bitcoin Ordinals, in numerous combinatory ways,” Solar explained.

Whereas particular timelines stay undisclosed, TRON’s Bitcoin layer-2 roadmap delineates three pivotal phases.

The preliminary section concentrates on integrating numerous TRON token codecs with the Bitcoin community via cross-chain know-how. Concurrently, Tron DAO goals to bolster Ordinals and Bitcoin layer-2 options by investing in intuitive wallets and supportive instruments for BRC-20 tokens.

In stage two, TRON will collaborate with a number of Bitcoin layer-2 protocols to permit its customers to take part in staking actions throughout numerous BTC-based layer-2 networks.

The community will launch a layer-2 solution interfacing TRON, BitTorrent Chain (BTTC), and the Bitcoin community for the ultimate section. Notably, this solution will introduce a Bitcoin-compatible protocol characterised by the agility of a proof-of-stake (POS) blockchain system and the sturdy safety provided by proof-of-work (POW) networks.

Bitcoin’s speedy TVL enhance

Bitcoin’s complete worth of property locked (TVL) has surpassed the $1 billion mark, marking a notable milestone in the crypto panorama.

Based on data from DeFiLlama, Bitcoin’s TVL skilled a staggering surge of almost 300% over the previous week alone, reaching $1.232 billion. This surge catapults Bitcoin into the highest 6 networks in phrases of TVL, outpacing sensible contract-enabled blockchains like Cardano and Avalanche.

The speedy progress in BTC’s TVL will be attributed primarily to the recent Merlins Seal event hosted by Merlin Chain, a local Bitcoin layer-2 community developed by Bitmap Tech. This occasion launched its governance token, MERL, which incentivizes customers to stake property to earn M-points. Over $800 million, from over 16,000 BTC, has been staked since Feb. 9.

This milestone displays the expansion of DeFi actions throughout the Bitcoin ecosystem and additional solidifies its place as the premier blockchain in the evolving crypto panorama.

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