Hey guys! I’m part of a project called Strudel Finance. And in the coming days, we’re planning on submitting a proposal on Zcash Grant for funding of a trustless, Zcash to Ethereum bridge. We thought it would be a good idea to be active in the community forum as well.
Strudel Finance is the first and only one-way, trustless bridging protocol linking Bitcoin (BTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), and future assets to DeFi. Through the use of Strudel’s secure protocol, bridging, liquidity mining, multi-chain support (Ethereum, Polygon, and BSC), and index fund options are available, with plans to incorporate lending and collateralization options in the near future.
One of Strudel’s main value propositions is its 100% trustless bridges which eliminate the need for custodial control of assets seen in typical wrappers. Vitalik Buterin indirectly mentioned a need for this value prop in a podcast with Lex Fridman recently. If you have time, it’s 1:53:06 to 1:57:40 on the YouTube video.
Buterin also indirectly tweeted about the need for more security when bridging BTC. This reinforces and lays the groundwork for Strudel’s value proposition going forward as DeFi and the need for security continues to grow exponentially.
Not only is Strudel a bridging protocol, but we also aim to be a substantial source of value and passive income for investors. One of our recently implemented financial instruments is The Mare Imbrium Fund, a meticulously designed Balancer smart pool.
The Mare Fund is a low-risk, six-token, auto-balancing, and self-supporting index fund that gives exposure to three Strudel assets (vBTC, vBCH, and TRDL) with additional hedging and support provided by a stablecoin (oneVBTC), Ethereum, and a deflationary token (TWA). Investment of one asset (single-sided liquidity) provides demand for the other five tokens through arbitrage rebalancing inherent in these types of Balancer smart pools. The Mare Imbrium Fund was constructed to help support the market-driven peg prices of vBTC and vBCH and early returns have been positive. A pegged BTC and BCH are essential to fuel and grow our ecosystem, and all Strudel developments have that in mind.