Haven — the world’s first ecosystem of private stable assets — is now trading live on Polarity Exchange!
The XHV/USD trading pair can be found here.
Polarity is the first decentralized exchange to support Haven. Polarity offers exceptional wallet security, low fees and no KYC. Trading fees are flat and fixed at $0.01, and the exchange offers consistent liquidity, 2FA multisig, personal seed management and encryption, and more.
For more information, check out our announcement about the Polarity listing here.
It has been another incredibly busy month for the Haven team. We have lots to report on:
Following on from a successful testnet we have now carried out a hard fork to launch Haven ‘Artemis’ 1.2.0. This brings many upgrades to the codebase including an update to Monero v0.16. It allows us to lay the foundations for having multi-assets on the network as well as starting integration work on ThorChain cross-chain liquidity. It improves daemon and tx processing performance as well as letting us re-release the Web Vault with xUSD conversion functionality.
We are in the process of greatly expanding the backend infrastructure to help with scalability and service reliability. We are now able to deploy nodes in a short space of time to cope with spikes in user numbers. To increase censorship resistance and expansion of the network we are also in the process of deploying infrastructure in multiple regions of the world. We currently have the East Coast of the US with plans to add the UK soon and Asia in the near future. This will help users to always have a connection available regardless of location. …
The Haven team is proud to announce a new listing with KuCoin! The XHV/USDT trading pair on will go live on December 16, 2020.
12:00 UTC+8 (04:00 UTC) on Dec 16 — KuCoin will open deposits
18:00 UTC+8 (10:00 UTC) on Dec 16 — Trading will start on https://trade.kucoin.com/XHV-USDT
22:00 UTC+8 (14:00) on Dec 16 — Withdrawals will be available
KuCoin is a global exchange, registered in the Seychelles since 2017. …
Haven has now exceeded block height 741,957 and the Monero v0.16 fork ‘Artemis’ has been successfully deployed on mainnet!
The Artemis release lays the foundations for all of Haven’s future development, including integration with Thorchain and the addition of xGOLD, xSILVER, xEUR and xCNY early in 2021.
Many thanks to those in the community who took the time to support the team with testing.
v0.14 binaries are not compatible with v0.16 code. Please download the latest CLI binaries from here:
We are pleased to announce the release of the new Web Vault! This is a complete overhaul of the previous Web Vault and includes several significant upgrades, allowing users to transfer, convert and store all Haven assets through a web browser. …
After successful testing of the new code, we are pleased to announce Haven’s mainnet will upgrade to Monero v0.16 by conducting a hard fork at block height 741,957 or approximately 14:30 GMT on December 8, 2020.
This date has been selected to give pool operators and exchanges two weeks to prepare for a smooth transition. This release will be known as Haven ‘Artemis’ v1.2.0. You can find the source code on GitHub here.
This exciting step for the Haven team and community moves the protocol forward on multiple fronts:
An updated version of the Haven Web Vault will go live with the fork, giving easy access and control to a far broader range of Haven users. It will also enable xUSD functionality, so users can convert and transfer from any device, including mobile and tablet, from anywhere in the world. …
Haven Protocol will be conducting a hard fork on December 8, 2020 to implement a number of major upgrades.
The hard fork will upgrade Haven’s codebase to Monero v0.16, allowing for faster daemon performance and improved transaction verification.
These upgrades will also allow for the re-launch of the Haven Web Vault with complete functionality for xUSD conversions and transactions. An updated Haven Desktop Vault will also be released shortly after the fork is complete.
Regarding Haven’s fees: after extensive testing and community feedback, we’ve identified opportunities to further improve the Haven 2.0 fee structure announced in September. The hard fork will proceed without a change in fees. The existing fee structure has proven effective in preventing attacks and is essential to ensure Haven’s promise that “1 xUSD will always be redeemable for $1 worth of XHV.” …
As always it’s been another busy month building Haven’s ecosystem of private assets. Here’s a brief overview of what’s been going on:
v0.16 Codebase Testnet
As part of the preparations to upgrade the Haven codebase to Monero v0.16 we have conducted multiple testnets. These have provided valuable data and feedback to the devs to ensure a smooth fork and subsequent running of the network.
Among other items we have tested the following:
We’re pleased to announce that Haven has partnered with Band Protocol to integrate an additional decentralized oracle price feed into the Haven network.
Band Protocol will initially provide a USD price feed for XHV to allow for in-Vault conversions to xUSD. We are already working closely with Band Protocol to integrate and test additional price feeds for our upcoming xAssets (xGOLD, xSILV, xEUR, and xCNY) in phase two.
The Band Protocol oracle is currently being utilized in testnet, and will go live on Haven’s mainnet after the hard fork implementing the v0.16 upgrade. …
Today the Haven team would like to share a few updates regarding the numerous projects we have underway.
Development work on the v0.16 codebase is almost complete, and testing is ongoing. This upgrade includes several protocol improvements including:
As this is a significant and important protocol upgrade, there will be several stages to the testing to ensure a smooth fork and subsequent running of the network:
Stage 1: Closed testnet using CLI
Stage 2: Integration of new fees/v0.16 into web vault backend and internal…
We are very excited to announce that Haven Protocol has been listed on BKEX!
Trading goes live today at 20:30 (UTC+8).
This is a critical step to expanding access to financial privacy for our users throughout Asia, and will allow access for the first time to the wider Chinese community that has shown a lot of interest in Haven. BKEX is the 4th largest exchange in China. We hope this will assist some of the Chinese investors who have shown long term interest in the project and struggled to find a suitable exchange to use.
As the first listing of an XHV/USDT pair, this listing with BKEX marks another important step for the project, and we also hope that the USDT pairing will allow a new angle for traders by spreading our pricing across more platforms and pairs. …