DeFi Trading Platform Hashflow Introduces Bridgeless Cross-Chain Swaps

The platform will enable native-to-native swaps, without slippage or pesky cross-chain bridges.

AccessTimeIconApr 27, 2022 at 11:22 p.m. UTC
Updated May 11, 2023 at 5:35 p.m. UTC

Decentralized finance (DeFi) trading platform Hashflow is offering a new feature to enable bridgeless cross-chain swaps, the company said Wednesday

  • Hashflow said its trading platform uses a request-for-quote (RFQ) model, where professional market makers set token prices.
  • Unlike Hashflow, most prominent decentralized finance (DeFi) trading platforms use automated market makers (AMM) to facilitate trades, but larger AMM trades can lead to high slippage, which is when the price of a token changes while a swap is in progress.
  • With Hashflow, “you're basically requesting a quote from someone who has done price discovery off-chain, so as a result, you're able to essentially get better prices,” Hashflow founder Varun Kumar told CoinDesk.
  • Hashflow will enable native-to-native swaps, meaning users will not rely on problem-prone cross-chain bridges and won’t receive “wrapped” versions of tokens when they swap across chains.
  • Hashflow’s cross-chain trading feature is currently in Alpha mode and will support swaps involving Ethereum, Avalanche, BNB Chain, Arbitrum and Polygon at launch.
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