BEQUANT, the digital asset prime brokerage and exchange, is pleased to announce industry-first DeFi access for institutional clients, realized through its recent integration with Fireblocks.
Clients will be able to cross-margin between centralized and decentralized exchanges, making arbitrage trading more efficient. DeFi marketplaces will be fully integrated onto BEQUANT’s bespoke platform, negating the need for any additional software and multi-signature security protocols will be used to secure the assets.
Uniswap is the first DeFi protocol accessible through BEQUANT’s DeFi offering. Other decentralized exchanges (DEXs) will be integrated in the near future. BEQUANT uses a custody-agnostic approach and having Fireblocks as custody technology allows clients to safekeep their assets off exchange .
BEQUANT is an ecosystem of services for institutional clients, a true one-stop solution in the digital asset world. Its 150+ institutional clients are offered direct market access to multiple trading venues, simplified KYC and compliance verification.
Uniswap is an automated liquidity protocol powered by a constant product formula and implemented in a system of non-upgradeable smart contracts on the Ethereum blockchain. BEQUANT clients will have access to order books through Uniswap with more being added in the near future.
George Zarya, Founder and CEO, BEQUANT, commented: “DeFi is presenting some of the most exciting trading opportunities in the space. Bridging the gap between CeFi and DeFi within our ecosystem will be game-changing for the market.”
“Our portfolio margining services combine all centralized and decentralized venues. We recognise that institutions are moving in this direction and are striving to be at the forefront of new advancements in the digital assets trading markets.”
The testing of Umbria Network’s cross-chain Narni bridge is in its final stages.
Narni will enable users to move ERC-20 tokens securely from one blockchain network to another cheaply, quickly and easily. In testing, moving USDT from the Ethereum network to the Polygon network (formerly Matic) took an average of 47 seconds and cost just $2.80; Polygon to Ethereum took an average of two minutes 12 seconds and cost $5.62. This is significantly faster and cheaper than the Polygon web wallet bridge, which can cost upwards of $200 and take several hours for a transaction to complete.
Umbria – https://umbria.network/ – has identified that no current bridging system facilitates the movement of large amounts of crypto assets from one blockchain to another in a cost-effective, fast and easy-to-understand way. Narni Bridge is being developed to make the whole ecosystem more efficient and remove the barriers that users presently experience. It will allow participants to capitalise on arbitrage opportunities effortlessly and at fractional cost.
Narni will empower users to rapidly migrate liquidity in high orders of magnitude from any decentralised exchange on any EVM compatible blockchain into Umbria’s DEX. This will alleviate the friction point other exchanges currently experience due to being confined to a single network.
As well as enabling the transfer of assets between chains, the Narni bridge will reward participants for providing liquidity in a new type of farming, which is unlike that of a traditional AMM style of exchange, traditional farms or vaults. Those staking single assets (as opposed to pairs) on the bridge will earn APY, the highest rate of which is expected for stablecoin farmers. The auto-harvesting feature of Narni will also save users money and is part of Umbria’s drive to make the experience as fruitful as possible for liquidity providers.
“Umbria will have a bridge, which allows people to potentially transfer all their assets very easily from any DEX – such as Uniswap or SushiSwap – on any EVM compatible blockchain into the Umbria protocol. This will give Umbria a massive advantage over many of its DeFi competitors,” said Oscar Chambers, Co-lead developer of Umbria. “Umbria is going to be like the mothership with lots of people passing through its ecosystem as they move from one corner of the DeFi space to the other.”