Reserves

Meet the engine that powers Kyber’s exchange.
Kyber Reserves are liquidity providers that are central to enabling instantaneous transactions on our network. Any entity intending to monetize their reservoir of idle digital assets can operate as a Kyber reserve.

What is the role of Reserves?

Liquidity

Reserves impart liquidity to our system by committing and maintaining a stockpile of token inventory. In the event of a trade request, our smart contract will comb through the entire network for the best rate to execute the transaction. A small amount of reserves can be used to process multiple requests to generate a trade volume that far exceeds the initial contribution.
Utility
Monetisation

Monetisation

Reserves provide tokens for users to purchase and profit from the spreads from transactions, much like market makers on traditional brokerage platforms. As more entities participate as Reserves, exchange rates will become more competitive which will translate to lower costs to the Kyber users.

Who is eligible

Hypothetically, any entity equipped with a large stockpile of cryptocurrencies can apply to participate as a Kyber Reserves. Examples of possible candidates include:

Individuals with large crypto-asset holdings
Individuals with large crypto-asset holdings
Centralized exchanges
Centralized exchanges
Fund companies
Fund companies

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