What is Thorchain?

Thorchain is a decentralized cross-chain liquidity network that maintains liquidity pools of native assets such as BTC, ETH, ATOM, DOT and allows native, fully decentralized, permissionless, and non-custodial swaps. Thorchain is based on Tendermint and the Cosmos SDK.

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Getting started with Thorchain

Learn the basics of Thorchain and quickly ramp up your knowledge about the network with these selected pieces of content.


Thorchain guides & tutorials

These guides and tutorials help you stake your RUNE token on Thorchain using several tools.


Thorchain tools & resources

With these tools & resources, you can manage your RUNE token and analyze the Thorchain network.


Thorchain ecosystem content

Browse through a selection of Thorchain-related content such as videos, blogs, podcast episodes and more!

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Thorchain events

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Thorchain FAQs

Is there be a lockup for adding liquidity?


There is no minimum or maximum time or amount. Join and leave whenever you wish.

Why does RUNE need to be the settlement asset in every pool?


If each pool is comprised of two assets eg. BTC:ETH then there will be a scaling problem with n*(n-1)/2 possible connections.By having RUNE one side of each pool, $RUNE becomes a settlement currency allowing swaps between any two other asset. Additionally, having $RUNE in a pool ensures that the network can become aware of the value of assets it is securing.