HBTC Chain and Ti-Labs Establish a Strategic partnership, Co-constructing Cosmos ecosystem


KuCoin Exchange announced on December 9 that HBTC Chain had reached strategic cooperation with TI-Labs, a project of KuCoin Exhange’s KuChain, and joined the Cosmos ecosystem co-construction. This cooperation promotes resource sharing, technical communication, blockchain technology application and industrialization among Ti-Labs’ members including KuChain, IRISnet and HBTC Chain. Furthermore, the Labs keeps promoting the ecosystem development of Cosmos and other progresses in the whole industry.

Ti-labs is a laboratory initiated by KuChain along with IRISnet. It fully mobilizes the resources behind different projects and provides assistance and support for the future development of Cosmos ecosystem, including concept inspiration, technical support and resource sharing. Ti-labs gets its name from “titanium”, a material needed to make spacecraft such as rockets. In the future, Ti-Labs will share and integrate project R&D, ecosystem development and other aspects by holding regular technical meetings, and finally provide forward-looking guidance for the future development direction of each project.

With HBTC Chain joining hands with Ti-Labs, the two sides will carry out in-depth cooperation at many levels:

Co-constructing the Cosmos ecosystem.

With further development of the cryptocurrency market and the outbreak of DeFi, the need to improve asset liquidity and solve performance constraints of a single blockchain system is increasingly strengthening, and cross-chain has also become a race track. The initiator of Ti-Labs, KuChain, innovated and reformed the Cosmos technical framework to fully serve the decentralized financial scene, and contributed the financial resources and experiences that it shares with KuCoin Exchange into the Cosmos ecosystem, thus perfectly completing the ecosystem’s application layer. Ti-labs co-initiator IRISnet team deeply participated in the development of Cosmos/IRISnet, and established in 2017 Cosmos China community to spread cross-chain technology; Whereas HBTC Chain, as the new member of Ti-Labs, had its development including Cosmos gene at the very beginning. It has chosen the Tendermint as the underlying framework based on Cosmos and conducted a lot of advanced development, thus realizing the new cryptography based decentralized cross-chain mechanism. Collaboration between the teams involved would allow technology applications to land more quickly and would undoubtedly facilitate Cosmos’s ecosystem expansion.

Promoting project incubation.

Ti-Labs promises to assist, support and incubate projects carrying Cosmos gene sequence. Cosmos ecosystem participants will get the adequate support provided by Ti-Labs for commercialization and industrialization. The integration of HBTC Chain can provide further technical support for Ti-Labs projects in terms of cross-chain asset transfer, on-chain stable-coin, DEX, user applications and developer tools, among others. Thus, to help the projects to overcome technical issues and achieve better development through technical consultancy and collaborations with the Labs.

On one hand, HBTC Chain’s EVM feature will be helpful in efficiently migrating projects and deploying smart contracts on chain, it can further boost the Cosmos ecosystem by opening up to all types of DeFi projects.

On the other hand, its innovation in elliptic curve digital signature, zero-knowledge proof and trusted multi-party computation allows implementation of the distribution of private key generation for cross-chain assets among all validators, which can balance security and usage convenience. So far, HBTC Chain test net is ready for bi-directional heterogeneous cross-chain communication with BTC, ETH and TRX; as for the functionalities, users can try AMM and order book trading based on Opendex protocol.

The momentum towards a tech- and eco-development-oriented future is unstoppable. The partnership between HBTC Chain and Ti-Labs will facilitate a blossom Cosmos ecosystem, rich resource of project incubation and strong capability in tech innovation, which will further not just benefit the participants of Ti-Labs, but the whole industry.


KuCoin Enters NFT Market with the Plan of Launching NFT Exchange


On November 13, 2020KuCoin, an IDG backed exchange, announced that its liquidity trading platform Pool-X will open the deposit service of Dego.Finance NFT assets on November 16, and the withdrawal service on November 20. In the next few months, Pool-X will officially launch the NFT exchange platform and support NFT trading service. As the first major crypto platform to support the deposit and withdrawal of NFT assets, KuCoin will continuously contribute to the NFT industry in the long term.

NFTs (Non Fungible Tokens) have rich application scenarios in different fields such as collectibles, artwork, and GameFi. Its unique and indivisible attributes have increased market acceptance. NFT is regarded as the next trend in crypto following DeFi as its value is increasingly recognized by the market. According to a report released by the NFT data analysis website NonFungible.com, NFT transaction volume in the first half of 2020 soared to $230 million, an increase of nearly 300% year-on-year. Active users reached 78,881 with an increase of 5.7%.

KuCoin’s support on deposit and withdrawal of NFT assets indicates that NFTs will soon enter the centralized trading platform for circulation. At present, trading NFT assets is difficult for users because many of them are unfamiliar with on-chain transactions. The centralized trading platform will greatly reduce the threshold of trading NFT in an easy and user-friendly way. The centralized platforms will also become an important channel for the popularization of NFT concepts and the improvement of NFT liquidity.

Johnny Lyu, CEO of KuCoin Global, said: “KuCoin is paying close attention to the NFT market. Although NFTs don’t have enough market attention at present, the potential is great. Moreover, it has many application scenarios in insurance, bonds, options and other fields. It can even create a virtual real world on the blockchain. So, we launched the NFT Trading Board to facilitate users’ participation in investing NFT. And we donated 100,000 KCS to Dego.Finance to help its development. In the future, we will do more to solve the problems encountered in the NFT field and to build a prosperous NFT world.”

KuCoin is a global crypto exchange that supports multiple crypto asset transactions. Established in September 2017, KuCoin has grown into one of the most popular crypto exchanges in the world. It currently provides spot trading, P2P fiat trading, futures, Pool-X, and lending to its 6 million users in 207 countries and regions around the world.