Decentralized exchange Uniswap has expanded to include the Bitcoin sidechain Rootstock. This is a major boost for the largest blockchain-based decentralized finance landscape.

According to a Monday email announcement, GFX Labs (the team behind the trading terminal Oku) has deployed Uniswap Version 3 (v3) on Rootstock. According to Uniswap, the project was originally developed for Ethereum and has been deployed on Ethereum layer-2 networks Arbitrum Optimism Polygon.

Oku will offer Rootstock trading tools that include analytics, limit orders, and liquidity provider positional management.

The combination of Ethereum’s smart contracts and the Bitcoin proof-of-work network’s security could lead to greater liquidity in the crypto industry, as well as more DeFi use cases.

According to the press release, “Rootstock’s combination of Bitcoin’s security and Ethereum’s smart contract capability, now augmented by Uniswap v3, brings a new level of on-chain exchanges, liquidity and yield opportunities for Bitcoin’s network.”

developers deployed Uniswap Smart Contracts onto the Bitcoin Network in May to take advantage of the growing popularity of BRC-20 – a standard for tokens that enables the issuance and use of DeFi applications.

This year has seen various elements of blockchain networks more commonly associated with Ethereum and others find their way to Bitcoin, not least the Ordinals protocol, which brought non-fungible tokens (NFTs) to the world’s largest blockchain. smart contracts in the Ethereum style are also being tried on Bitcoin.

Read more: Uniswap Labs will Charge 0.15% on Crypto Swaps involving ETH, USDC and Other Tokens