Sat. Sep 25th, 2021
    Free TON, Polkadot, Bridge

    In the Free TON community, three of the four stages of the contest for the bridge development with Polkadot have been completed — the DOTON Bridge. Preliminary results can already be summed up, but first, let us remind you of how the contest was held.

    About The Contest Goals

    The Polkadot ecosystem is interesting for Free TON because it was originally conceived as the most accessible system for communication between different blockchains. We’ve already talked about the similarities between Polkadot and Free TON, the common goals and principles on which both ecosystems are based.

    After winning the first stage of the contest, only one team, WinteX, continues to work on the bridge. Proud loneliness does not reduce responsibility — the community expects to get a blockchain bridge that is stable and works correctly.

    The creation of the Free TON↔Polkadot bridge will significantly increase the value of the Free TON ecosystem and attract new users. Of course, the capitalization will also increase.

    Four Steps To Achieving The Goal

    Let us remind you what stages WinteX has already overcome on the way to the cherished goal and what they left for the final.

    1. Sending a simple message from Free TON to a blockchain, based on it.
    2. Token transfer between Free TON and Polkadot.
    3. Distribution of relay responsibilities. The beginning of the economic model implementation.
    4. Staking, rewards, and slashing. Canary Network launch.

    Expectations and requirements of the third stage of the contest

    The third stage of the contest ended on May 30. Even before its launch, the WinteX team shared with us the plans for the relay operation, which they successfully implemented. At the same time satisfying the criteria of the stage:

    • The inter-network messaging protocol must be resistant to censorship and be able to add decentralized management methods.
    • The documentation must be published on an open repository.

    In the contestant’s work, the following should have been implemented:

    • Distribution of relay responsibilities.
    • A gas calculation without actual payment.
    • A command-line tool for generating relay keys.
    • DevOps tools to run multiple relay nodes.

    Judges’ Scores And Conclusions

    The jury scored the work of the team from 8 to 10 points. They noted the significant progress of the WinteX team and their excellent results.

    Judges expressed high expectations-anticipation in comments about the upcoming test run of the Free TON↔Polkadot Bridge. There was no such item in the requirements for the third stage — it became WinteX’s own initiative. A local version of DOTON Bridge is already available on the team’s GitHub repository. The complete launch will occur when the necessary infrastructure is ready on the Polkadot side.


    At the moment, there is an active discussion about the direction in which the project of the bridge will develop. All the signs indicate it is not long to wait for a complete launch.