# Welcome to the IRISnet Documents
# About IRISnet
IRISnet (a.k.a IRIS Hub) is designed to be the foundation for the next generation distributed applications. Built with Cosmos-SDK, IRIS Hub enables cross-chain interoperability through a unified service model, while providing a variety of modules to support DeFi applications.
IRISnet dev teams include Bianjie, a national award-winning blockchain technology team based in Shanghai, and Tendermint (opens new window), the world-famous team that created the Tendermint consensus engine and the Cosmos project.