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Swap crypto cross-blockchain at one click

Tiempo de lectura: 3 minutos

We have recently improved the swaps feature in Defiant so as to allow you to exchange cryptocurrencies from different blockchains directly from your cell phone. Yes, exchanging DOC <> DAI or BTC <> rBTC is much easier thanks to this new functionality.

Our goal is to ensure that the crypto world gains more adoption every day and that’s why we work to integrate new functionalities, while ensuring a simple and intuitive experience for Defiant users.

You were probably already aware of our integration with Sovryn, which makes it easy to exchange RSK tokens. Thanks to this feature, any user of our self-custodial wallet can exchange their rBTC for DOC, SOV, rUSDT or BPRO in a single click, without even having to enter the dApp.

We also added WalletConnect, which allows you to connect your mobile wallet to the world’s leading DeFi protocols, such as Uniswap, Curve, AAVE or Sinthetix. It’s as simple as scanning a QR and voila! Your self-custodial wallet connects to the protocol you can use all it’s products. We invite you to give a look to this article to better understand everything that WalletConnect has to offer.

Excellent! Since the appearance of AMM (Automated Market Makers), it is possible to carry out decentralized swaps within blockchains such as Ethereum or RSK. The challenge, though, is to connect different networks to carry out secure value exchanges between tokens such as DAI or ETH and DeFi for Bitcoin’s battle-horses, such as DOC, SOV or rBTC.

Many people turn to centralized exchanges to carry out this kind of operation. This process is not only quite uncomfortable, but also involves several risks that should be preferably avoided. On the other hand, there are some decentralized bridges that allow people to connect intra-blockchain tokens, but they are slow, complex, and, depending on which bridge you use, potentially insecure. RSK’s bridge to Ethereum is considered super secure, but some other alternatives don’t carry the same reputation.

That is why we added a new swapping feature to your self-custodial wallet. It is no longer necessary to go through 4 to 6 operations to change your DAI for DOC. Now you can do it in a couple of clicks directly from your cell phone. It is easy, comfortable and safe.

How do DefiantSwaps work?

The process for using DefiantSwaps is very simple. The first step is to enter the wallet and select “Swap”.

On the next screen, the app allows you to choose the tokens you want to exchange. Depending on the pair of cryptocurrencies you choose, the wallet will use one of the following 4 options to make the exchange:

  • Money on Chain minting
  • KriptonMarket Swap
  • RSK Official PowPeg
  • Sovryn AMM.

Some pairs allow more than one type of exchange, so you will have the option of choosing which one suits you better. 

Please note that in order to use KriptonMarket Swaps, the alternative that allows you to exchange cryptocurrencies from different blockchains, you must have an account at KriptonMarket (currently available in Argentina, Uruguay and Venezuela only).

Once you have selected both the currencies you want to swap and the type of exchange, you only have to define the amount and confirm the transaction. Here is an example of a swap from DOC (dollar on chain) to DAI. The KriptonMarket logo indicates that it is a KriptonMarket Swap.

For transactions with the Sovryn AMM, for example, we will see the following logo on the screen, but the exchange is done in the same way:

The operations have a network cost (which depends on the blockchain where you have your tokens) and a transfer cost (the cost depends on the type of exchange you make). The final step to change your cryptocurrencies is to confirm the transaction:


Hope this article has been helpful! 😉 We invite you to use Defiant Swap and give us your feedback in our Telegram group.

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Intercambia tokens de distintas redes en un clic

Tiempo de lectura: 3 minutos

¡Seguimos perfeccionando la experiencia de nuestros usuarios! A partir de julio ampliamos la función de swaps en Defiant para que puedas intercambiar criptomonedas de blockchains diferentes directamente desde tu celular. Sí, pasar de DOC a DAI o de rBTC a BTC es mucho más fácil gracias a esta nueva funcionalidad.

Nuestro objetivo es lograr que el mundo cripto gane más adopción cada día y por ello trabajamos para integrar nuevas funcionalidades, sin descuidar que la experiencia sea simple para quienes usan Defiant wallet.

Seguramente ya estabas al tanto de nuestra integración con Sovryn, que permite intercambiar tokens de RSK fácilmente. Gracias a esta funcionalidad, cualquier usuario de nuestra self-custodial wallet puede cambiar sus rBTC por DOC, SOV, rUSDT o BPRO en un solo clic, sin tener que entrar a la dApp.

Por otro lado, para ofrecer intercambios simplificados sobre las redes de Ethereum o RSK, agregamos WalletConnect, que permite conectar tu mobile wallet a los protocolos líderes del mundo DeFi, como Uniswap, Curve, AAVE o Sinthetix. Es tan simple como escanear un QR y ¡listo! Tu self-custodial wallet se conecta al protocolo y te permite usar todos sus productos. Te invitamos a leer este artículo para entender mejor qué puedes hacer con WalletConnect.

¡Excelente! Desde la aparición de los AMM (Automated Market Maker) es posible realizar swaps descentralizados dentro de blockchains como Ethereum o RSK. El desafío está en conectar distintas redes para realizar intercambios de valor seguros entre tokens como DAI o ETH y los caballitos de batalla de DeFi en Bitcoin, cómo DOC, SOV o rBTC.

Mucha gente recurre a exchanges centralizados para realizar operaciones de este tipo. Este proceso no sólo es bastante incómodo, sino que implica varios riesgos que es preferible evitar. Por otra parte, en el mundo DeFi existen bridges (o puentes) que permiten conectar tokens intra-blockchain, pero son lentos, complejos de usar y dependiendo de qué bridge uses, potencialmente inseguros. El bridge de RSK hacia Ethereum es considerado súper seguro, pero existen alternativas sin la misma reputación.

Por eso agregamos esta nueva funcionalidad a tu wallet self-custodial. Ya no es necesario de 4 a 6 operaciones para cambiar tus DAI por DOC. Ahora puedes hacerlo en un par de clics directamente desde tu celular. Es fácil, cómodo y seguro. 

¿Cómo funcionan los Swaps en Defiant?

El proceso para usar los DefiantSwaps es muy simple. El primer paso es entrar a la wallet y seleccionar “Cambiar”.

En la siguiente pantalla, la app te permite elegir los tokens que quieres intercambiar. En función del par de criptomonedas que elijas, la wallet usará una de las siguientes 4 opciones para realizar el intercambio:

  • Minting de Money on Chain
  • KriptonMarket Swap
  • PowPeg oficial de RSK
  • AMM de Sovryn.

Algunos pares, por sus características, permiten más de un tipo de intercambio, por lo que te dan la opción de elegir cual usar. Para poder utilizar KriptonMarket Swap, la alternativa que permite intercambiar criptomonedas de distintas blockchains, es necesario tener una cuenta en KriptonMarket, un exchange integrado a tu wallet non-custodial que, entre otras cosas, te permite fondear tu wallet a través de transferencia bancaria.

Una vez que hayas seleccionado ambas monedas y el tipo de intercambio, sólo queda definir la cantidad que deseas cambiar y confirmar la transacción. A continuación vemos un ejemplo de un swap de DOC (Dollar on Chain) a DAI. El logo de KriptonMarket indica que es un KriptonMarket Swap.

Para transacciones realizadas usando el AMM de Sovryn, por ejemplo, veremos el siguiente logo en pantalla, pero el intercambio se realiza del mismo modo:

Las operaciones tienen un costo de red (que depende de la blockchain donde tengas tus tokens) y un costo de transferencia (el costo depende del tipo de intercambio que realices). El paso final para cambiar tus criptomonedas es confirmar la transacción:


¡Esperamos que este artículo haya sido útil! 😉 Te invitamos a probar la función y a darnos tu feedback en nuestro grupo de Telegram

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What can you do with WalletConnect?

Tiempo de lectura: 2 minutos
Find out all about the open source protocol that enables mobile Decentralized Finance (DeFi).

What’s WalletConnect?

WalletConnect is an open source protocol for connecting decentralised applications (Dapps) to mobile wallets with QR code scanning or deep linking. 

The user can interact with any Dapp without including their private keys and will be notified to sign any transaction requested on their mobile.

As WalletConnect is open source, anyone can contribute to its development or integrate it into their Dapp. WalletConnect is important to the DeFi ecosystem because it increases the number of Dapps you can use with a mobile wallet.

Being integrated in Defiant Wallet, WalletConnect gives you a one-tap access to the vast majority of DeFi platforms and web Dapps.

How to use WalletConnect with Defiant?

1- Open a compatible Dapp

Open your browser and go to the website of the application that you want to use.

2- Conect your wallet

Almost all Dapps on Ethereum or RSK now have an option to ‘Engage your wallet’ or similar. Select this option and choose the mobile wallet. When choosing this option, you will see a QR code.

We will show the example with Sovryn’s Dapp:

Screenshot: Sovryn
Screenshot: Sovryn
3- Scan the QR Code with Defiant

Select WalletConnect in your Defiant wallet, click on “New Connection” and choose from which wallet and from which network you want to take the funds. Then scan the QR code.

4. Authorize the Dapp

Next, you’ll receive a notification from your wallet asking if you’d like to approve the connection to your wallet. When you authorize a Dapp you give it permission to access your wallet, and withdraw an amount of assets up to a limit you choose.

The authorization can be withdrawn at any time. In Defiant, you can do this by going directly to WalletConnect. Next to each connection you will see a delete icon.

5. You’re connected!

When you make a transaction with the Dapp a popup will appear in your wallet asking for approval for the transaction. As with any other transaction you’ll need to pay network fees (“gas”).


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¿Qué puedes hacer con WalletConnect?

Tiempo de lectura: 2 minutos
Entérate todo sobre el protocolo de código abierto que te abre las puertas al mundo de las Finanzas Descentralizadas desde tu wallet.

¿Qué es WalletConnect?

WalletConnect es un protocolo de código abierto que permite que las wallets móviles se conecten de forma segura a una aplicación descentralizada (Dapp). El usuario puede interactuar con cualquier Dapp sin incluir sus claves privadas y será notificado para firmar cualquier solicitud de transacción en su móvil.

Como WalletConnect es de código abierto, cualquier persona puede contribuir a su desarrollo o integrarlo en su Dapp. WalletConnect es importante para el ecosistema de Finanzas Descentralizadas (DeFi) porque aumenta enormemente la cantidad de usos que le puedes dar a tu wallet.

En Defiant, facilitamos la interacción con las Dapps del ecosistema Ethereum y RSK. Por ejemplo, puedes conectarte con el protocolo de Sovryn o el de Uniswap usando WalletConnect a través de Defiant.

¿Cómo usar WalletConnect con Defiant?

1- Abre una Dapp compatible

Abre la plataforma a la cual quieras conectarte.

2- Conecta tu wallet

Casi todas las Dapps en Ethereum o RSK ahora tienen una opción para ‘Conectar tu wallet’ o similar. Selecciona esta opcion y elige la wallet móvil. Al elegir esta opción,verás un código QR.

Mostraremos el ejemplo con la Dapp de Sovryn:

Screenshot: Sovryn
Screenshot: Sovryn
3- Escanea el QR con Defiant

Selecciona WalletConnect en tu wallet de Defiant, ve a “Nueva Conexión” y elige de qué wallet y de qué red quieres tomar los fondos. Luego, escanea el código QR.

4. Autorizar a la Dapp

A continuación, recibirás una notificación en tu wallet preguntándote si deseas aprobar la conexión a tu billetera. Cuando autorizas un Dapp, le das permiso para acceder a tu wallet para retirar una cantidad de activos por el límite que tú decidas.

La autorización para Dapps se puede retirar en cualquier momento. En Defiant, puedes hacer esto accediendo directamente a Wallet Connect. Al lado de cada conexión verás un ícono de eliminar. 

5. Confirma la transacción

Ahora deberías estar conectado y listo para usar WalletConnect. Cuando realices una transacción con Dapp, aparecerá una ventana emergente en tu billetera solicitando la aprobación de la transacción. Al igual que con cualquier otra transacción, deberás pagar las tarifas de la red (“gas”).


¡Esperamos que este artículo te haya servido y que puedas empezar a aprovechar los beneficios de DeFi! 😉

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Using Ethereum/RSK Token Bridge with Defiant

Tiempo de lectura: 2 minutos

In case you haven’t yet, please read this blog post, in order to get the full picture of how RSK/Ethereum Token Bridge can be of use when trying to use Ethereum ERC20 tokens in times of high network fees.

In order to have your Ethereum tokens on RSK network, or the other way round, you need to (not really, but it’s the easiest way) use the Token Bridge own frontend. The interface is pretty self-explanatory, but we’ll skim through it anyway. As an example, we’ll follow the steps needed to swap DAI for rDAI using Defiant, which allows you to access every Ethereum or RSK dapp via WalletConnect. So first we’ll dive into how to configure our wallet in Defiant, and after that we’ll see how to effectively use the Token Bridge.

Setting up your Defiant wallet

In order to use the Token Bridge as in this example, we need to:

  • Have a wallet with DAI (or any other Ethereum token with an existing RSK equivalent) in Defiant.
  • Be able to see our rDAI balance (even if it is zero) in your wallet, with the same address as your DAI one.

This is something many Defiant users can handle. If you have already done this, feel free to move on to the instructions on how to use the Token Bridge. 

If you don’t, you can check out this tutorial for a complete guide on how to achieve this.

Using the Token Bridge

  1. First of all, we need to go to the Token Bridge in your browser.
  2. On the top right there’s a button to connect the dapp with your wallet. We can choose Metamask (which is also the right option for Nifty), or WalletConnect. For this purpose, we’ll choose WalletConnect
  3. With Defiant in your mobile phone, we find the WalletConnect feature and tap on New connection.
  4. In the following screen, we need to:
    1. Choose which of your wallets (since Defiant lets you have many) you want to connect to the dapp.
    2. Set Ethereum as the network.
    3. Tap OK.
  5. Then, we have to scan the QR code that the Token Bridge displays with our mobile phone. Defiant will confirm that a new connection has been created, and so will the web, maybe a couple of seconds later. We should also see that our Ethereum address appears on the left-upper corner of the screen.
  6. Later, on the left side of the swap module in the Token Bridge web, we shall choose DAI, and rDAI will be automatically set on the other side.
  7. We can then input the amount of DAI to swap (lower or equal than our DAI balance).
  8. If it’s your first time using this pair, you’ll need to perform an approval. So let’s click on that button, which will send a transaction for you to sign it using Defiant.
  9. Once you receive the message in Defiant, check it, and tap on Approve in order to sign it.
  10. Wait until the transaction is mined.
  11. After that, we need to repeat the process with Convert tokens button: click on it, sign it (approve it) in Defiant, and wait for the operation to be mined.
  12. Now, we’ve done everything we needed to. The Token Bridge needs 24 hours to safely confirm transactions on the blockchain. Tomorrow by this time, we’ll have our rDAI in our RSK wallet in Defiant.

Twelve steps… seems like a lot. But fear not! Once you have accomplished them for the first time, it’s a piece of cake. And you can start reaping the benefits of having your beloved tokens on a network in which you’ll pay a tiny portion of the fees you’d otherwise suffer.