Analysis: KyberNetwork

KyberNetwork

Trustless. Instant. Liquid. Compatible.

1. What is it?

KyberNetwork is a new system which allows the exchange and conversion of digital assets.
They provide rich payment APIs and a new contract wallet that allow anyone to seamlessly receive payments from any token.
Users can also mitigate the risks of price fluctuations in the cryptocurrency world with our derivative trading.

(Source: https://kyber.network)

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2. FIT Test (F: Future updates; I: Innovation; T: Trends): FIT Test enables us to check the uniqueness, alignment with respect to the current trends and future update of the fundamentals of the corresponding cryptocurrency.

A) Innovations:

i) Trustless and Secure: KyberNetwork does not hold tokens owned by the users, all the transactions are executed via smart contracts, making KyberNetwork a trustless and hence, a secure exchange.

ii) Instant Trading: Exchange or convert requests are immediately executed. There’s no waiting time or confirmation time for a transaction. When a user deposits token ‘A’ to perform an exchange to receive token ‘B’, he receives token ‘B’ immediately. This is a great feature as it protects users against market volatility.

iii) On-Chain Exchange: This exchange runs on-chain, which means, it supports normal user accounts as well as smart contracts. This enables smart contracts to communicate with the exchange directly, without any third parties, to fulfill their transactions.

iv) Liquidity: Reserve Contributors provide liquidity which enables the exchange to perform instant trading.

B) Trends: Trustless Exchange, Instant Trading.

C) Future updates: 

i) KyberNetwork has announced 3 major partnership is last 2 weeks -Gifto, powered by Uplive, an innovative gifting protocol that allows content consumers to interact with and reward content creators directly; Aditus, a luxury access platform that bridges luxury merchants and crypto-affluents using blockchain and a research collaboration with Blockchain at Berkeley, a world-class academic institution to enhance the exchange implementation and business model.

ii) First Mainnet launch is expected during Q1, 2018. This will support trading between ETH and other tokens. Followed by this, Q2,2018 will observe arbitrary pair trading over the exchange.

iii) KyberNetwork during Q3, 2018 is expected to support trading of advanced financial instruments over the exchange.

iv) They also expect to perform cross-chain trading in early 2019.

 


3. Community:

Total funding raised: USD $60 million

B. Team: 

  1. Loi Luu, CEO & CoFounder
  2. Yaron Velner, CTO & CoFounder
  3. Victor Tran, Lead Engineer & CoFounder
  4. Joseph Lee, Lead Trading Platform
  5. Spyros Vrettos, Trading Analyst / Developer
  6. Lee Tsun Ngai, Head Of Business Development
  7. Phuong Vu, Designer
  8. Andrew Nguyen, Developer
  9. Gia Nguyen, Designer / Developer
  10. Tuan Nguyen, Developer
  11. Huy Tran, Developer
  12. Duc Tran, Developer
  13. Ilan Doron, Developer

C. Advisors:

  1. Wong Lee Hong
  2. Leng Hoe Lon
  3. Chionh Chye Kit
  4. Kenneth Oh
  5. Vitalik Buterin*
  6. Prateek Saxena
  7. Pandia Jiang

4. Unique Features:

  • Liquidity
  • Instant Trading
  • Advanced financial instruments to hedge market risks

5. Downside / Risks:

  • The team could have had a few dedicated marketing professionals.

6: Future: We already have several exchanges but KyberNetwork stands out. Instant trading and hedging market risks are the game changers in this volatile cryptocurrency market.

7: Technical Analysis: 

The prices have dipped after a quick surge. This is a perfect entry point for the investors who have a long-term return goal in their strategy. KyberNetwork’s business model is unique, they have a strong team to back their vision. There’s a good panel of advisors as well. Vitalik, the ethereum elite, sits on the panel. All in all, this is a must-have in a long-term portfolio.

  • Market Cap: $199,997,216 
  • Price: $1.49
  • OTE: 0.00008397-0.00008773 BTC
  • Volume(24h): $19,499,500
  • Circulating Supply:134,132,697/215,625,349

8: Comments:

KyberNetwork’s ICO was a successful one, More than 21,000 people have contributed to it. They show potential and ability to fulfill the claims they make in terms of milestones they have planned. In spite of the presence of many exchanges in the market, KyberNetwork would fare well because of factors like instant trading, liquidity and risk hedging. The venture looks profitable over a long run.

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