Kyber Network Crystal (KNC) is a hub for multi-chain trading and liquidity that allows investors to make trades at the best rates by drawing from different sources of liquidity pools. Kyber Network was founded in 2017 and launched on February 11, 2018. KNC is an ERC-20 token released by Kyber Network.
KNC allows investors to easily trade their currencies without the use of a centralized exchange. In traditional finance, this could be similar to making a trade without the need to go through a bank. The network has a total trading volume of over $7 billion and has facilitated over 2 million transactions.
Kyber Network was the first project to make it possible to exchange tokens without the need for an external source such as a centralized exchange. By sourcing liquidity from multiple liquidity protocols, Kyber offers competitive rates for traders, Dapps and aggregators. Its various protocols are meant to easily integrate with blockchain apps.
Investors must stake KNC tokens in order to participate on the Kyber Network. Holders of the KNC token are incentivized to stake their tokens through rewards and a percentage of the network trading fees. Investors can buy KNC on KyberSwap, Krystal, Binance, and other exchanges listed here.
Loi Luu, Victor Tran and Yaron Velner founded Kyber Network in 2017. Luu and Tran are currently the CEOs. Luu has served as a blockchain advisor and has earned a PhD in Computer Science from the National University of Singapore in 2017. Kyber Network currently has around 60 employees on its team, according to the protocol’s LinkedIn page.
Tran has served as a technical advisor for various DeFi projects. Luu, Velner and Tran previously worked together on the decentralized pooled mining protocol called SmartPool, where Luu and Velner were co-founders and Tran worked as the senior backend engineer and Linux system administrator.
KNC is a utility and governance token that grants the community agency through the ability to debate, propose, and vote on changes made to Kyber Network. KNC can also be burned, upgraded or minted by KyberDAO to better support liquidity and growth.
KNCs are burned by the Kyber protocol once users pay for transactions with KNCs through the Kyber Network.
The KyberDAO is able to vote to either increase or decrease the supply of the KNC token, according to considerations such as rewarding early adopters of the project’s new protocol KyberSwap.
As the first network to facilitate trades without the need of a third-party, Kyber Network plays an essential role in the DeFi ecosystem. There are over $73.89 million worth of assets locked on the platform, and a total trading volume of over $7 billion.
You can gain exposure to Kyber Network Crystal and other leading blue chip DeFi assets by buying DPI which includes KNC tokens. You can buy DPI directly from the Index Coop by connecting your wallet to the Index Coop app. If you’re looking to exchange a fiat currency, like the U.S. dollar, directly for DPI, then you’ll want an Ethereum wallet like Argent, Gemini, Metamask, or Rainbow. With each of these wallets, you can connect to your bank account or debit card, which allows you to exchange fiat currencies directly for Index Coop products like DPI.
The DeFi Pulse Index ($DPI) is a digital asset index that tracks the performance of “blue chip” decentralized financial (DeFi) assets across Ethereum. It combines the features of an ERC-20 token and an on-chain structured product to create a 21st-century digital upgrade to traditional structured products. DPI is capitalization-weighted based on the value of each token’s circulating supply and aims to track projects that have significant usage and show a commitment to ongoing maintenance and development.
As a bundled crypto asset, you effectively own all of the underlying tokens and can redeem your units of $TOKEN for the underlying tokens, a feature of traditional ETFs that is typically reserved for large, institutional investors.
As an Ethereum-based crypto-asset, $DPI can be used productively throughout DeFi with opportunities for liquidity provision (LP), borrowing and lending, yield farming, and collateral debt position (CDP).
DPI was launched jointly by Set Protocol and Scalara (formerly known as DeFi Pulse Inc.), and was the first product to be managed by the Index Coop.
Index Coop is a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) that powers structured decentralized finance (DeFi) products and strategy tokens using smart contracts on the blockchain. We offer a suite of sector structured products, leverage and inverse products, and yield-generating products. We aim to create products that are simple to use, accessible to everyone and secure. Our products are built on Set Protocol, a twice-audited, self-custodial DeFi tool that allows for the creation and management of Ethereum-based (or ERC-20) tokens. Among users, partner protocols, and our composable products, Index Coop maintains one of the largest partnership networks in the DeFi ecosystem.
You can also earn or buy DPI tokens directly via your favorite decentralized exchange.
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