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Kyber Network (KNC) – All you need to know
What is Kyber Network?
Kyber Network is an exchange where you can buy and sell cryptocurrency. It’s decentralised, which means it doesn’t use a central body like a bank to run the trades. Instead, it combines its own software code with blockchain technology to find the best exchange rates and store transactions on a public ledger.
The KNC coin fuels the exchange, where it acts as an incentive for individuals to help Kyber’s performance. Anyone who holds KNC can vote on governance issues and put up tokens as liquidity, earning the right to a portion of the fee Kyber charges on each transaction as a reward.
Kyber Network was formed in 2017 and went live in 2018. As well as running its own exchange, it integrates with other applications, wallets, and vendors to offer seamless token swaps on other platforms too.
How does Kyber Network work?
Kyber Network works by combining resources to create liquidity, so that anyone can trade on any of its exchanges whenever they want to. This liquidity comes from KNC token holders and other decentralised exchanges and is then stored together in a big liquidity pool. Everyone who contributes this liquidity is paid a reward.
Each trade is carried out instantly thanks to a smart contract that searches for the best exchange rate whenever anyone puts in a trade request. When it’s found the best rate it executes the trade and stores the transaction on the blockchain.
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