Singapore, Singapore, 9th November, 2020, // ChainWire //
Swingby is the “warp-speed” protocol for inter-blockchain swaps. It allows all DeFi users to move assets between blockchains without a trusted party.
Today, Swingby announces its first mainnet network will be released on the 28th of December; it will bridge native Bitcoins onto Ethereum via Wrapped BTC (WBTC).
The initial bridge will enable the most liquid digital asset in the world (Bitcoin), currently valued at a $300 billion market cap, to be moved onto the Ethereum network to tap its $10b DeFi ecosystem.
“This launch will be pivotal to Swingby. After December 28th, Swingby will have a fully operational Chaos-Mainnet network which will be generating a tremendous amount of value to the world of DeFi and bringing in a large number of new users” – Yusaku Senga, CEO
Why is this big news for DeFi?
On December 28th, Swingby will be launching its first Chaos-Mainnet bridge, allowing users to easily move their bitcoins into WBTC on Ethereum without the need for a trusted party. Similarly, the bridge can be used in the opposite direction allowing WBTC-ERC20 tokens to be moved back into native BTCs.
What’s so special about it?
- Trustless: Swingby’s Skybridge will be the only way to trustlessly swap BTC into wrapped Bitcoin (WBTC).
- Simple to use: The Swingby bridge has been designed to work with standard transaction types removing the need for complex smart contract calls and allowing the bridge to work with any wallet.
- Community rewards: Users willing to provide liquidity and governance to the Swingby bridge will be rewarded a share of the fees for each swap processed.
Discover the three core use cases of the Bitcoin to Ethereum bridge.
More news is coming!
Leading up to launch on December 28th, the team will be announcing some key partnerships with projects that have helped deliver the Chaos-Mainnet bridge and some additional venues that will be providing liquidity to the SWINGBY token.
To help spread awareness of this event, which will change Swingby forever, the team will be hosting a series of Q&As and giveaways for our superhero community.
Swingby Labs was launched in Singapore in 2018 by a group of crypto enthusiasts joining forces to make the tools to connect Bitcoin with other blockchains.
Swingby’s protocol, Skybridge, builds trustless bridges between BTC, Ethereum, Binance Chain and other blockchains secured by a network of node groups that execute fast token swaps using ‘multi-party computing’ and layer 2 technology.
Skybridge allows users to move Bitcoin tokens between the Bitcoin, Ethereum and Binance Chain blockchains without relying on a central custodian, opening up a whole world of DeFi capabilities such as liquidity pooling and DEX trading with easy to use UX.
Swingby plans to launch its Ethereum MainNet on december 28th, bringing Bitcoin to an ecosystem which already has $10b in capital locked up in DeFi contracts. Building on exciting partnerships with projects such as Elrond, Waves and Kira Protocol, Swingby aims to expand its reach to other chains and projects, adding support where the most value can be added.
The Skybridge testnet bridge has transacted over $14 Billion in testnet BTC capital between the Bitcoin and Binance Chain blockchains, and its decentralized technology has been fully battle tested in live high volume environments.
Chief Executive Officer
- Jacob Plaster
XNO Token of Xeno NFT Hub listed on Bithumb Korea Exchange
Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 25th January, 2021, // ChainWire //
Xeno Holdings Limited (xno.live ), a blockchain solutions company based in Hong Kong, has announced the listing of its ecosystem utility token XNO on the ‘Bithumb Korea’ cryptocurrency exchange on January 21st 2021.
Xeno NFT Hub (market.xno.live ), developed by Xeno Holdings, enables easy minting of digital items into NFTs while also providing a marketplace where anyone can securely trade NFTs.
The Xeno NFT Hub project team includes former members of the technology project Yosemite X based in San Francisco and professionals such as Gabby Dizon who is a games industry expert and NFT space influencer based in Southeast Asia.
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XENO starts VIP NFT trading service and collaborates with contemporary artist Hiro Yamagata
Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 24th December, 2020, // ChainWire //
The XENO NFT Hub (https://xno.live) will provide a crypto-powered digital items and collectables trading platform allowing users to create, buy, and sell NFTs. Additionally it will support auction based listings, governance and voting mechanisms, trade history tracking, user rating and other advanced features.
As a first step towards its fully comprehensive service, XENO NFT Hub launched a recent VIP service to select users and early adopters in December 2020 with plans for a full Public Beta to open in June 2021.
“NFTs are extremely flexible in their usage, from digital event tickets to artwork, and while NFTs have a very wide spectrum of uses and categories XENO will initially focus its partnership efforts and its own item curation on three primary areas: gaming, sports & entertainment, and collectibles.”, said XENO NFT Hub president Anthony Di Franco.
He also added “This does not mean we will prohibit other types of NFTs from our ecosystem However, it simply means that XENO’s efforts as a company will be targeted into these verticals initially as a cohesive business approach.”
Development and Procurement Lead, Gabby Dizon explained, “Despite our initial focus, we found ourselves with a unique opportunity to host some of the works of Mr. Hiro Yamagata. We are collaborating with Japanese artist Hiro Yamagata to enshrine some of his artwork into NFTs.”
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