Binance’s CEO Changpeng Zhao aka CZ gave insights on the Binance’s new decentralized exchange, Binance DEX, which would operate on the Binance chain with native currency as Binance Coin [BNB] in a Cointelegraph interview.
CZ also said that the new decentralized exchange was similar to Ethereum’s ERC20 tokens but it additionally allows you to trade between tokens like the Binance Coin. He said that cryptocurrencies’ main aim was to be fast and drop the middle man which effectively reduced the fees, but even now, Bitcoin network takes a lot of time for transacting on-chain and also has huge fees.
Changpeng Zhao added:
“The Binance DEX also lives on the Binance chain that allows you to trade in a decentralized manner… Cryptocurrency is supposed to be cheaper to transfer as supposed to be instantaneous, I think initially it did that but… I think the current decentralized exchanges are either slow or have relatively difficult to use UI.”
Furthermore, CZ said that with DEX they aim to make the UI simple and easy to use and also improve “latency and the user experience”.
CZ announced the news on Twitter giving out more details about the DEX.
According to CZ, Ethereum’s smart contract based options are too slow to be adopted by the masses and that they want to change this with their new exchange, scheduled for launch in early 2019.
Binance’s official Medium blog stated:
“Have your DEX funds secured through decentralized wallet applications like Trust Wallet, which will store private keys only on your device, so traders can retain full control over their funds and private keys.”
CZ said that BNB will swap from the Ethereum blockchain and move to their main net after the DEX launches in early 2019.
A user Damilola Akinleye Tweeted out asking if the old binance will remain the same, to which CZ replied:
“Binance.com will continue to run. Just like Google doesn’t shutdown their search engine when they launch Gmail.”
Another user, Shavneet Singh commented:
“So in future bnb won’t be erc20 ?”
“BNB will swap to our own mainnet.”
A Twitterati, CryptoVast asked:
“Will it support integration with @LedgerHQ and @Trezor ?”
To the above question, CZ replied:
“those are being worked on, but may not be done on day 1 of testnet launch.”
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XRP TipBot comes back online after a tiny downtime; Nothing to be worried about, says Wietse Wind
XRP TipBot’s website and the corresponding application suffered a downtime on June 23, 2019 for a few hours, during which the application wasn’t showing the balance of users. The website and the API for TipBot instead, displayed a “500 Internal Error.”
A Twitter user, @BlueNETGaming, tweeted Wietse Wind, inquiring the same. Wind confirmed that it was just an “infrastructure blip,” and that there was nothing to be worried about.
Oops! Sorry! Infrastructure blip. Really easy fix but I enjoyed an offline afternoon with my girls 😇 So I only found out after some time, when I checked my phone. Monitoring, messages, calls 😇 Social media tips went through during the downtime. Sorry! 😆
— Wietse Wind (@WietseWind) June 23, 2019
XRP TipBot is probably the first and most widely accepted use-case of XRP. It leverages the transaction settling time of XRP Ledger to make tipping easy among peers on Twitter, Reddit, and other platforms, and this was the brainchild of developer Wietse Wind.
After TipBot, a lot of other cryptocurrencies have tried to mimic this idea of facilitating tipping; an example being Bitcoin’s, Tippin.Me which leveraged Lightning Network for tipping users. Although successful, it isn’t as popular as Wind’s TipBot.
The reason behind the same is that XRP Ledger allows transaction settlement in under 5 seconds, which makes tipping fast and efficient, unlike Bitcoin’s transactions which take a few minutes for transactions to be confirmed.
This is same reason why XRP is being used as a liquidity provider for cross-border payments in Ripple’s proprietary product, xRapid.
XRP community is a tightly-knit community with people who are very bullish about XRP’s success. There are equally talented developers in the community who are developing apps that help create more use-cases for XRP.
SchlaubiDev is one such developer known for developing plugins for Gmail and Microsoft Office, plugins that allow a user to send XRP over e-mails.
Ripple has identified Wind and his team’s talent and inducted them into Xpring, which finances them to help develop more community-based apps for increasing XRP use-cases.
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