Faast to offer cross-platform swaps right from wallet app

Faast platform and app allow cross-platform swaps straight from the wallet app of hardware wallet, cutting off the middlemen and preserving users' anonymity
30 May 2018   1364

Not all the users have been happy with increasingly tight government regulations and Know-Your-Client policies on the exchanges. Not to mention the hassle of transferring the crypto to and from the exchange just to swap some coin for another to diversify the portfolio. Now a new application by the name Faast promises to allow users cross-chain swaps without leaving the secure environment of their wallet app or hardware wallet.

Faast is a new open-source application, published by the portfolio management platform with the same name. Right now the app is still in beta, but it shows a great promise because of the integration with popular wallet applications and two hardware wallet devices Ledger and Trezor.

Now the users won't have to go through the unneeded steps of transferring their crypto to the exchange to diversify their holdings. And let's not forget that it's not only a pain to do so, but also each transfer has the accompanying fee attached, and users have to give up their anonymity to register on the platform of their choice. Not to mention the possibility of losing the hard-earned crypto to another hack.

While all of the above warrants the attention by itself, one of the main advantages of Faast, compared to other services with the same functionality, is a wide variety of supported coins. Over 130 coins already have been added with more to come soon, if everything goes according to the plans laid out by the developers.

Removing the exchanges in their middlemen role is not only advantageous in terms of money saved on transfer fees, but also serves to further decentralize the cryptocurrency environment. While lots of traders are quite comfortable with the existing order of things, some users may find this a compelling notion.

Binance Singapore Unit to Apply For License

Under the new law, aimed at regulating crypto paymetns and trading, firms must register with the Monetary Authority to receive a license
17 February 2020   65

Binance, a Singapore-based cryptocurrency exchange unit, has applied for a license under the new Payment Services Act, which entered into force on January 28.

We have already applied. We submitted the application pretty fast. Binance’s Singapore entity has been in close touch with the local regulators, and they have always been open-minded.

 

Changpeng Zhao

Founder and CEO, Binance

Under the new law, crypto companies in Singapore must register with the Monetary Authority and receive one of three licenses: an exchange of money, a standard or large payment institution. The measure is aimed at regulating payments and crypto trading using requirements for participants in the traditional finance industry. Zhao did not specify which of the licenses Binance Singapore chose.

Binance has been offering crypto-fiat trading services in Singapore since April 2019 and works with eight coins, including Bitcoin, Ethereum and XRP. The trading platform is supported by Vertex Venture Holdings, a venture division of Singapore's Temasek Holdings.