Liquidity, Speed, and Privacy at the Click of a Button
The first generation of decentralized exchanges (DEXs) promised to revolutionize cryptocurrency trading. Finally, users would be able to buy and sell peer-to-peer, without a middleman or any centralized entity threatening the security of their assets. But the DEX revolution didn’t quite work out the way it was supposed to.
Existing DEXs are generally slow, difficult to use, and lack liquidity. They simply can’t compete with the speed, user-friendly dashboards, and high liquidity of their centralized counterparts.
Yet as long as centralized exchanges are vulnerable to attacks, a truly secure DEX will be critical to the viability of cryptocurrencies. What’s needed is a next-generation DEX that solves the first-generation problems and delivers on their original promise.
Enter Resistance, a DEX platform that faced all of the first-generation problems head-on.
What is Resistance?
Resistance is a sophisticated DEX and supporting blockchain that makes it easy for users to trade privately and securely without giving control of funds to a third party.
Four core features make Resistance unique:
- User-friendly, privacy-focused decentralized exchange
- CPU-optimized privacy coin with reward splitting over democratic Proof of Work, Proof of Research, masternodes, and project development
- Easy to use Desktop Application compatible with macOS, Windows, and Linux
- Easily deployable masternode network with multiple use cases, including voting rights
The decentralized exchange, ResDEX, is built on the atomic swap protocol, so trades take place on the underlying blockchains. Users may also add optional privacy to any trade by using the Resistance privacy coin (RES) as an intermediary.
Usability was at the forefront of all development decisions from the very beginning. As a result, the Resistance DEX, wallet, and miner have all been integrated into a convenient graphical user interface, the Resistance Desktop Application.
Compatible with macOS, Windows, and Linux, the Desktop Application makes it easy for novice traders to navigate the dashboard and, by extension, the crypto ecosystem. There is even an integrated one-way Simplex fiat gateway so users can buy bitcoin on ResDEX with Visa or Mastercard in USD, GBP, and EUR.
It’s this combination of clever design and ease of use that can finally bring DEXs into the mainstream and empower everyone to trade securely.
Poor liquidity is the biggest thorn in the side of early DEX platforms, and a massive turn-off for users, so Resistance did something about it.
They have partnered with Huobi in a major deal that will guarantee liquidity on ResDEX for fast, reliable trade. Resistance will eventually have access to over 150 cryptocurrencies and 350 trading pairs. Initially, the available digital asset pairs will include Bitcoin, Ethereum, and the USD-pegged stablecoin Tether, with more coins added as soon as they are included on the Huobi platform.
On top of this, the platform has dedicated market makers funded by a percentage of the exchange fee who ensure that liquidity stays high and users can perform trades quickly, at competitive prices.
Atomic Swaps Reimagined
Resistance uses atomic swaps to facilitate peer-to-peer trading on ResDEX. While this mechanism could be sluggish in the past, they have made significant improvements to enable users to perform swaps instantly.
As well as giving users the option to connect to remote nodes, eliminating the need to download the entire blockchains of coins they are trading, Resistance has developed decentralized InstantSwaps.
ResDEX InstantSwap allows users to trade in under a minute without waiting for block confirmations. Users deposit a certain amount of RES as collateral to be decentralized and locked in Resistance masternodes. While these RES coins are locked in, the user can immediately trade amounts less than the equivalent deposit market value. For example, if you deposit 10 RES and the current market value of 1 RES is 0.1 BTC, you may then trade less than 1 BTC without the other side needing to wait for your block confirmations.
InstantSwap dramatically increases the speed of trade on ResDEX, without compromising security.
The Resistance Masternode Network
10,000 RES is the expected minimum stake required to be rewarded for running a masternode. Investors will have the opportunity to receive proportionally greater rewards for larger stakes by running multiple nodes and, possibly, larger node types.
As well as locking up collateral for InstantSwaps, Resistance masternodes power the decentralized order book, incentivize people to run full nodes on the Resistance network, and stabilize RES by encouraging users to keep a significant amount of the currency locked up. They can also vote in decisions affecting governance.
At some stage after the Initial Exchange Offering, Resistance will decentralize the platform and pass ownership over to the community, creating the Resistance Decentralized Governance Assembly. Masternodes will play a crucial role in the Assembly’s structure, organization, and functionality.
For all their hard work, masternodes receive 30 percent of block rewards and transaction fees. The rest is split over project development, Proof of Research on whitelisted BOINC projects, and CPU-optimized Proof of Work.
Mine with Your Home Computer
Right now, mining on most blockchains has been monopolized, but not so for Resistance.
Resistance makes mining more accessible and democratic, and developers are diligently working to make the blockchain fully ASIC-resistant. Their Proof of Work hashing algorithm, yespower, was developed by team member Alexander Peslyak, the world-renowned cyber security expert who helped tune the Proof of Work scheme for Zcash.
CPU optimized, yespower favors the standard CPUs you’ll find in regular laptop and desktop computers. It combines computationally expensive and sequential memory-hard hashing in a way that slows down GPUs to CPU-like speeds and limits potential advantages for FPGAs and ASICs.
Anyone can mine on the Resistance blockchain and compete for 30 percent of the block reward using a normal, everyday computer. The miner, like all key components of the Resistance platform, can be initiated with a single click in the Desktop Application.
As well as losing billions of dollars in assets, centralized exchanges frequently leave user information in vulnerable, centralized databases. Privacy has never been a priority for centralized exchanges, but it is for Resistance.
The first privacy-focused DEX and blockchain, Resistance makes it easy to trade in private. Users can enable Tor to mask their IP address and make trades completely private by using RES, the Resistance privacy-coin, as an intermediary, so, using zero-knowledge proofs, it’s possible to add privacy elements to any coins traded even if those coins don’t have built-in privacy features by default.
Before trading, users may simply click the Enable Privacy button on the Desktop App. ResDEX then automatically trades the desired coin to RES and sends RES in place of the original currency.
The Resistance platform, including masternodes, ResDEX, and the Resistance blockchain, is fully functional. The Resistance IEO will begin as soon as their Private Sale is complete. It’s drawing to a close, but there’s still time to contribute.
Resistance is a decentralized exchange, ResDEX, driven and supported by a privacy-oriented blockchain that uses the Resistance privacy coin, RES, as an intermediary to facilitate private trade. Liquidity on the exchange is provided by Huobi, with market making by GSR, and hardware wallet support from Ledger. TLDR is responsible for assisting and mentoring the core team.