Bancor (BNT)

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The idea behind Bancor is to allow anyone to convert between any two tokens, without any counterparty, with an automatically calculated price.

Our Joke Name

Bancor = Token Swap

Basic Intro

Link to the main website

Link to price/market cap

Exchange Ticker (BNT)

Coin or Token

Circulating Supply (46 Million)

Total Supply (75 Million)

Block time (120 seconds)

Market Cap Ranking

Review

The idea behind Bancor is to allow anyone to convert between any two tokens, without any counterparty, with an automatically calculated price. Bancor is built on the Ethereum smart contract platform and gives immediate liquidity to any ERC-20 token without using an exchange, regardless of the number of buyers and sellers or trade volume.

Key Features

  • No Counterparty Risk
  • The Bancor Protocol
  • Bancor Network Token

No Counterparty Risk

As no exchanges are used, there is no counterparty risk. Buying and selling of ERC-20 tokens is done through smart contracts, hence no deposits and no exchanges are needed to make the conversion. No registration is required, and no personal details need to be provided, as the conversion is done directly from your web3 wallet.

The Bancor Protocol

The Bancor Protocol is a standard for cryptocurrencies built on the Ethereum blockchain, which the Bancor team calls ‘Smart Tokens’. This system for ERC-tokens to be autonomously and continuously convertible to other tokens in the network at algorithmically calculated rates. The protocol utilizes “connector” modules, which hold balances of other ERC20 tokens within a smart contract. The ‘Bancor Formula’ then constantly recalculates the prices to maintain a balance between Smart Tokens and their connectors.

The Bancor Network Token (BNT)

The Bancor Network Token was launched on June 17th after an ICO was held on the Ethereum blockchain. The Bancor Network Token serves as a reserve token so that any token can be converted to and from BNT, at a rate calculated by the Bancor Formula.

Summary

The Bancor Protocol replaces the need of a centralized exchange and makes any ERC-20 token convertible for another. This allows for tokens to be converted without matching two parties with opposite wants. This allows for continuous liquidity regardless of trade volume or exchange listings. This makes it so that any ERC-20 token can be traded for another one and offers price discovery even if a token is not listed on an exchange.

Pros

  • Quickly exchange tokens
  • liquidity between tokens

Cons

  • No backing (asset, profits, commodity)
  • Only tokens