In the wake of today’s privacy concerns, e-commerce startup Autonomous is glad to integrate ‘Pay Incognito’ as one of its payment methods. Pay Incognito will kick off from the first day of 2020 for shipping addresses in US.
As a different, privacy-protecting alternative to traditional payment options such as Paypal or Amazon Pay, buyers will be able to purchase smart devices and workspace products completely anonymously with untraceable crypto.
Welcome to the very first issue of the Incognito newsletter: short and sweet notes containing announcements, updates and reading recommendations.
There’s always so much going on in so many different channels, so we wanted you to have a place to keep track of it all. We’ll be publishing these every week on the blog – leave us your email address on the left, and we’ll send them directly to your inbox.
1. pDEX is officially LIVE! The first pairs are pBTC/PRV, pBTC/pUSDT, and pUSDT/PRV. Just tap the little pDEX icon at the bottom of your screen to get started – make sure you have the latest version of the Incognito Wallet!
USDC is one of the most successful responses to the concern that for Satoshi’s new electronic payment system to work on a larger scale, transacted currencies need to maintain a stable value. With USDC, you can comfortably make daily purchases with crypto, or accept crypto at your business.
However, any USDC transaction and any USDC holder is completely exposed on a number of public block explorers. Sender and receiver IDs, amounts, balances, timestamps and more — are completely visible to anyone who cares to look:
Stability has been integral to crypto adoption. Privacy is a right for all those that adopt it.
Harmony ONE tokens are now supported on the Incognito Wallet. This will enable users to hold, send and receive their tokens in complete privacy, thanks to a bridge built between Incognito and Ethereum.
Holders of TOMO will now be able to send, receive and store their tokens with total privacy. Incognito is excited to announce that a bridge has been built between TomoChain and the Incognito sidechain, allowing TOMO holders the option of enabling incognito mode for their crypto whenever needed.
“TomoChain is one of the most exciting projects in this space today,” said Duy Huynh, founder of Incognito. “The team and community continually develop and acquire use cases for its technology; with Incognito, they now have an option to enable privacy for not just TOMO, but also TRC20 tokens and dApps created on TomoChain.”
UPDATE (11 December 2019): Now anyone can be a liquidity provider! For instructions on how to add your own pair or supply liquidity for an existing pair, scroll to the bottom of this article.
pDEX is a different kind of exchange. It’s non-custodial (which means your money is actually yours), it’s decentralized (built entirely on-chain), and because it’s powered by Incognito — it’s completely anonymous, of course.
It also facilitates instant matches by means of an automated market-making mechanism (more on this in a bit), and offers a chance for anyone to become a liquidity provider and earn a percentage of trading fees.
Current blockchain interoperability solutions mostly involve building ad-hoc bridges (Cosmos, Polkadot). As the number of blockchains increases, doing it ad-hoc is no longer an option. We just can’t build N2 bridges.
Scheduled for Q1 2020, Incognito Portal takes a different approach: build once, work with any blockchain. Portal is a general bridge design that connects Incognito to any number of blockchains, allowing for secure two-way transfers of crypto whenever privacy is needed. This means any coin can now be a privacy coin.
Over the past few weeks, we’ve been working on solutions to help our early adopters acquire the PRV they need to continue or begin staking. This is the first one! We’re really happy to announce that you can now borrow PRV against your crypto, and get the amount you need to run your node that same day — without needing to purchase it outright.