Oracles Network Announces Cross-Chain Bridge TechnologyAuthor: Last Updated: 08 November 2017 BERKELEY, Calif. – Nov. 7, 2017 – California-based Oracles Network has unveiled cross-blockchain bridges, capable of transferring assets across various Ethereum-compatible networks such as Ethereum Classic, Oracles Network, Ethereum itself and others.[Note: This is a press release.]Oracles Network’s cross-chain bridge mechanism successfully overcomes two of the biggest obstacles blockchain systems currently face: scalability and connectivity. These obstacles prevent widespread blockchain deployment for many small and midsize businesses. As existing networks struggle to accommodate a growing number of transactions, network performance suffers greatly while costs increase due to expensive transaction fees. Oracles Network’s cross-chain bridge addresses these limitations by providing open-source tools to all industry players.The cross-chain bridge enables seamless connectivity amongst any Ethereum-compatible networks, allowing for greater flexibility in transferring value. Previously, for a blockchain to be viable, it had to have a self-sustaining ecosystem. Since blockchain ecosystems are time-consuming and complex to build, many chains were incapable of long-term development.“One of the immediate use cases for cross-chain bridges is a cross-chain token sale, a new way to conduct crowdsales,” said award-winning blockchain expert and Oracles Network co-founder, Igor Barinov. “In this scenario, we create cross-chain crowdsale contracts, collecting funds on the main Ethereum network while issuing tokens on another, more performant and cost-efficient Ethereum-compatible network. This brings to life new types of interactions between blockchains.”To read more about the Oracles Network ecosystem visit the following for more information:Project Website: https://oracles.org/Whitepaper: https://hackmd.io/s/HkV8Vw7_-GitHub: https://github.com/oraclesorgMedium: https://medium.com/oracles-networkProject Forum: https://forum.oracles.org/Telegram: https://t.me/oraclesnetworkTwitter: https://twitter.com/oraclesorgAbout Oracles NetworkOracles Network is the first Ethereum-based public network with Proof-of-Authority (PoA) consensus, reached by independent, pre-selected validators. Oracles Network makes smart contracts cheaper and faster than Proof-of-Work (PoW) predecessors.Media Contact:Gabe Uribe PMBC Group email@example.com 310-777-7546Images courtesy of Oracles NetworkThe post Oracles Network Announces Cross-Chain Bridge Technology appeared first on Bitcoinist.com.