Interlay envisions a future where permissioned and permissionless blockchains, regardless of design and purpose, can seamlessly connect and interact. From DeFi loans to decentralized exchanges, from layer-2 protocols to application-specific ledgers: anyone should use any digital currency on any blockchain platform.

Harmony is co-founded by Imperial College London researchers Alexei Zamyatin and Dominik Harz, who have been contributing cutting edge research to the blockchain space for multiple years: from identifying centralization issues in merged mining, over off-chain computations and cross-chain bribing, to attacks against DeFi protocols.

Since the invention of XCLAIM in 2018, the team has been busy making the framework even more secure via more robust cryptographic primitives, scalable via payment channels and usable by reducing collateral requirements.