Date of Award


Document Type



Santa Clara : Santa Clara University, 2022.


Computer Science and Engineering

First Advisor

Yuhong Liu


The blockchain industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the world right now. Billions of dollars of venture capital money is being put to work to innovate in this new space. One of the problems that has plagued the blockchain space since its inception is the lack of interoperability between blockchains. A single blockchain is great at dictating its own state but they rarely contain functionality to communicate with other blockchains. Furthermore, users on these blockchains have limited ways to swap cryptocurrencies from one blockchain to another. For this project, we built a cryptocurrency decentralized exchange built on top of the Cosmos software development kit to include cross-chain communication. We successfully implemented the basic functionality needed for a decentralized exchange to serve both sides of the market: users and liquidity providers.