renBTC (renBTC) API and Price Oracle

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Contract address
Smart contract address of the asset
Blockchain network where the asset is deployed
Pricing methodology used to determine the price of the token in USD. By default, all price feeds on the DIA App are calculated with a MAIR methodology. This parameter is customisable.Learn more about methodologies.
Update frequency
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24h Volume
The total volume captured by DIA across all the integrated sources.
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What is renBTC (renBTC)?

renBTC (renBTC) is a decentralized cryptocurrency that aims to bring Bitcoin to different blockchain networks through tokenization. It is a representation of BTC on the Ethereum blockchain. renBTC was launched in May 2020 by the company Ren, founded in 2018. The name "ren" comes from RenVM, the underlying technology that powers the project. renBTC allows users to access Bitcoin liquidity and use it in decentralized finance (DeFi) applications on Ethereum.

How does renBTC work?

renBTC is a decentralized, trustless, and censorship-resistant version of Bitcoin (BTC) that operates on the Ethereum blockchain. It is designed to enable the transfer of BTC between different blockchain networks. The underlying technology behind renBTC is a concept known as a "blockchain oracle." In this case, a blockchain oracle acts as a bridge between the BTC blockchain and the Ethereum blockchain.

When a user wants to convert BTC to renBTC, they lock their BTC funds into a smart contract on the BTC blockchain. This action is independently verified by a network of 'Darknodes' that monitor the BTC blockchain for transactions. Once the lock is confirmed, renBTC is minted on the Ethereum blockchain in a 1:1 ratio.

The process works similarly in reverse when a user wants to convert renBTC back to BTC. They burn renBTC on the Ethereum blockchain, and the associated BTC is released from the smart contract on the BTC blockchain. This ensures that the total supply of renBTC is always backed by an equal amount of BTC.

The use of blockchain oracles ensures the integrity and transparency of the renBTC system by providing a reliable source of external data, verifying the actions on both blockchains. This technology enables seamless and trustless interoperability between BTC and Ethereum, allowing users to access the benefits of both networks. By unlocking BTC liquidity on the Ethereum blockchain, renBTC expands its utility and potential use cases within the decentralized finance (DeFi) ecosystem.

Overall, renBTC operates by utilizing blockchain oracles to securely lock and unlock BTC on the BTC blockchain while simultaneously minting and burning renBTC on the Ethereum blockchain, bridging the two networks and enabling cross-chain compatibility.

What are the benefits of renBTC?

renBTC is a popular form of Bitcoin (BTC) that can be used on the Ethereum blockchain. It is an example of a wrapped Bitcoin, where BTC is held in custody and an equivalent amount of tokens are issued on another blockchain. There are several benefits to using renBTC compared to its direct competitors.

One of the key benefits of renBTC is its increased interoperability. Unlike other wrapped Bitcoin options such as WBTC or tBTC, renBTC can be minted and burned directly on the Ethereum blockchain. This means that users can seamlessly transfer their Bitcoin onto Ethereum and back again without relying on external bridges or intermediaries. This increased interoperability enhances the efficiency and accessibility of using Bitcoin within the Ethereum ecosystem.

Another benefit of renBTC is its decentralized nature. Unlike some other wrapped Bitcoin options that rely on centralized custodial solutions, renBTC is secured by a decentralized network of nodes. These nodes work together to ensure the validity and security of the Bitcoin held in custody. This decentralized aspect adds an additional layer of trust and security to renBTC, as it reduces the reliance on a single centralized entity.

Additionally, renBTC offers a high degree of privacy. Transactions made with renBTC on the Ethereum blockchain can be conducted in a confidential manner, thanks to the underlying technology that utilizes zero-knowledge proofs. This added privacy feature may be particularly appealing to users who are concerned about the traceability of their transactions.

Overall, renBTC offers increased interoperability, decentralization, and privacy compared to its direct competitors. These benefits make renBTC an attractive option for users who want to utilize Bitcoin within the Ethereum ecosystem.

What is renBTC used for?

renBTC is a tokenized version of Bitcoin that operates on the Ethereum blockchain. It is created by locking up Bitcoin on the Bitcoin blockchain, which in turn allows users to mint an equivalent amount of renBTC on the Ethereum blockchain. This process is facilitated by the Ren Protocol, a cross-chain liquidity protocol.

renBTC serves several purposes in the world of decentralized finance (DeFi). Firstly, it enables Bitcoin holders to access the wide range of DeFi applications and services available on the Ethereum blockchain. By converting their Bitcoin into renBTC, users can utilize their BTC holdings in lending, borrowing, liquidity provision, and other DeFi activities.

One of the common use cases for renBTC is as collateral in decentralized lending platforms. Users can deposit their renBTC as collateral to borrow other assets or stablecoins, effectively unlocking the value of their Bitcoin holdings without needing to sell them.

Another specific use case for renBTC is in yield farming. Yield farming involves providing liquidity to decentralized exchanges or lending platforms in exchange for rewards. By depositing renBTC into liquidity pools or protocols, users can earn interest or additional tokens as a reward.

It's important to note that renBTC is just one of many tokenized versions of Bitcoin available in the market. Each version may have its own unique features and use cases. It's always recommended to conduct thorough research and understand the specific protocol and risks associated with using any tokenized asset.

What is DIA's renBTC API?

DIA's renBTC API is one of the API endpoints offered by DIA that provides real-time price feeds of crypto assets. These price feeds are constructed using raw data sourced from over 85 on-chain and off-chain cryptocurrency and NFT exchanges, resulting in comprehensive and reliable information.

DIA offers both free API endpoints and fully customizable custom feeds. The free API endpoints can be accessed on the DIA App's asset detail page and come in a standardized format, making them ideal for testing and informational purposes. However, the true value of DIA's API lies in the ability to create custom feeds tailored to specific requirements.

When users need a custom configuration for a feed, DIA builds a dedicated API price feed for them. These custom feeds can be customized in terms of sources, methodologies, update mechanisms, and more. To request a custom feed, users can reach out to DIA via Discord or Telegram.

The use cases for DIA's API are extensive and span across the blockchain ecosystem. In the DeFi space, the price information from DIA's API can be utilized in various applications such as derivatives, options and futures, lending and borrowing markets, collateralized stablecoins, synthetic asset issuance, money markets, and more. In the NFTfi sector, potential applications include peer-to-pool NFT lending and borrowing, on-chain NFT derivatives, NFT renting, NFT fractionalization, and more.

In summary, DIA's renBTC API, along with its other API endpoints, offers real-time price feeds for cryptocurrencies and NFTs. While DIA provides free API endpoints for testing, the true value lies in the customizable custom feeds that can be tailored to specific needs. These feeds can be utilized in various applications across the blockchain ecosystem, providing reliable price information for DeFi and NFTfi use cases.

What is DIA's renBTC price oracle?

DIA's renBTC price oracle is a smart contract that provides real-time price feeds for crypto assets. DIA stands out in the field as it can deploy price oracles in more than 35 layer 1 and layer 2 networks. These oracles are constructed by aggregating data from over 85 on-chain and off-chain cryptocurrency and NFT exchanges, capturing billions of individual trades.

DIA offers demo oracles for developers to test, which can be found in their documentation. However, these demo oracles are restricted to testing purposes and cannot be integrated into production applications. For users seeking a custom configuration for their feed, DIA can build a dedicated price feed oracle. These custom data feeds can be tailored in terms of sources, methodologies, update mechanisms, and more.

To request a custom feed, users can connect with DIA through their Discord or Telegram channels. DIA's custom oracles provide users with greater flexibility and utility, allowing them to meet their specific requirements for integrating price data.

Blockchain oracles, like DIA's price oracles, serve as external information providers that supply verified data from outside the blockchain to smart contracts. In the case of DIA, their oracles deliver reliable and up-to-date price information, enabling various use cases across the blockchain ecosystem. These include derivatives, lending and borrowing markets, stablecoin collateralization, synthetic asset issuance, NFT lending and borrowing, NFT derivatives, fractionalization, and more.

DIA's commitment to offering customizable price oracles and their extensive integration capabilities make them a valuable resource for users navigating the blockchain landscape.

Why use DIA's renBTC API & price oracle?

DIA's renBTC API and renBTC Price Oracle offer numerous benefits for users in the blockchain ecosystem. By utilizing DIA's technology, users gain access to precise and dependable price data for cryptocurrencies and NFTs. One of the main advantages of using DIA's API or Price Oracle for renBTC is the high level of customization available. Each oracle and API endpoint can be tailored to meet the specific requirements of decentralized applications. Users have the flexibility to configure settings such as the data sources, data cleaning filters, pricing methodologies, and update mechanisms. This ensures that the data and oracle remain robust and resilient, adapting to unique market conditions and providing a global market perspective, as well as individual or cross-chain market prices.

Transparency is another major benefit provided by DIA's API and Oracle feeds. They offer comprehensive and detailed transparency throughout the entire data journey. In addition, DIA provides various tracking and monitoring tools to closely monitor their oracle and API feeds. This transparency enhances trust and confidence in the accuracy and reliability of the price data.

Overall, DIA's renBTC API and renBTC Price Oracle provide users with accurate data, customization options, and transparent reporting, making them valuable tools for navigating the blockchain ecosystem.

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