Reports have it that Bancor, a decentralized liquidity network, has launched a wallet to facilitate on-chain conversions between ETH and Eos (EOS) tokens. The report came via a press release on March 12.
According to the announcement, the new product or on-chain conversion wallet is called Bancor Wallet. It is described as a non-custodial crypto wallet designed to activate on-chain crypto conversions between EOS and ETH tokens “in just one action.”
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New Wallet is Based on Bancor’s BancorX Cross-Chain Initiative
The new wallet is deigned under the model of Bancor’s recently revealed cross-chain protocol BancorX. BancorX allows users to convert Ethereum (ETH) and EOS tokens without the use of exchanges.
The director of communications at Bancor, Nate Hindman, said via a statement, that Bancor’s release of the unified wallet is expected to clear the way for more integration of other Blockchains. Some of which include Bitcoin (BTC) and Tron (TRON).
Although Hindman didn’t give details about which particular chains will be integrated next, the Bancor chief emphasized “that the dev time needed to include these chains is now significantly lower than the amount of time it took the company to include EOS.”
From the press release, it is understood that the new Bancor Wallet offers instant speed. It also offers zero-fee transactions for 9,700 token pairs. This ensures that any digital token in the platform can be converted to any other at any time necessary. No matter the available buyers or sellers. With the Bancor Wallet, users will be able to access their dApps without leaving their wallet’s interface.
About Bancor’s Protocol Integrated in the Galaxy S10 via the Enjin’s Gaming Platform
Bancor Wallet’s launch reportedly follows recent reports that Bancor’s protocol will be integrated into Samsung’s Galaxy S10 smartphone. This will be accomplished via social gaming platform Enjin.
In 2017, Enjin collaborated with Bancor to utilize smart tokens across Enjin Coin and to allow ENJ token’s compatibility Bancor.
The Samsung Galaxy S10 smartphone will support ENJ, Bitcoin (BTC), ETH and Cosmee (COSM).
According to Hindman following the Samsung news:
“Our network volume reached an 11-month high of $25M volume in the past week up from $9M in the previous week.”
The price of Bancor’s native crypto, Bancor Network Token (BNT), increased this weekend. It peaked at $0.76 on March 10, which is the coin’s highest price position since November 2018, going by data given by CoinMarketCap. As at the time this content was published, BNT was trading at $0.61.
Ethereum Not a Security, SEC Chairman Reaffirms
Ethereum, not a security. At least that’s what the SEC has decided after it’s chairman made the remark. The SEC chairman, Jay Clayton, reaffirmed his agency’s initial stance that Ethereum, not a security offering. As such it is under a different regulatory structure which is more crypto-friendly by a mile. Clayton also added that cryptos similar to Ethereum are exempted from the securities classification. Although he didn’t single out any specific digital assets.
Although the news (that Ethereum, not a security offering) appears to be a positive move for Ethereum investors, it does not come as a surprise. The crypto that investors are more interested in hearing about is the SEC’s classification of XRP.