The Best Protection from Exchange Hacks
With Arwen, you can trade at centralized exchanges without giving up custody of your coins.
Arwen’s technology means you are always in control of your private keys. Even if an exchange is hacked, you can safely settle to your wallet.
Because Arwen’s technology uses atomic swaps, your balances will update immediately. Even if the exchange becomes malicious, you can claim your coin balance based on your most recent trade.
Whether you use a software or hardware wallet, the Arwen App just needs an address to work for you. There’s no need to leave coins on an exchange. Arwen gives you the ultimate protection without sacrificing access to highly liquid markets.
Step 1: Lock coins you’re selling on the blockchain without giving up custody.
Step 2: Ask the exchange to lock coins you’re buying on the blockchain.
Step 3: Trade across any pair of coins.
Step 4: Receive coins back into your wallet.
What makes Arwen more secure?
When you use Arwen for exchange trading, your coins move from your wallet into a smart contract on-chain rather than the exchange's custody. If you’re trading on an exchange that is attacked or subject to malicious behavior, your coins are not at risk of theft.
Is Arwen an exchange?
No, Arwen is settlement technology that exchanges, OTC dealers, and other liquidity providers may integrate. Arwen is not an exchange (centralized or decentralized). We provide the technology to liquidity providers to help manage risk for both sides of the trade.
When I use the Arwen App, who am I trading with?
You’re accessing the order book of the exchange you select within the Arwen App. The exchange is matching your orders as usual and you don’t need to seek a counterparty yourself.
Is Arwen a custody solution?
No. Arwen is not a wallet, vault, or any type of long-term cryptocurrency storage. Our technology manages the settlement of funds between your wallet and the exchange. We do not hold private keys or coins.
Which exchanges currently support Arwen?
We currently support trading with KuCoin, which is currently in beta. We are working on additional exchange integrations and welcome your input. For any exchange endorsements or requests, please email email@example.com.
Do I need to have an account at an exchange or can I just trade through Arwen?
As crypto trading infrastructure, we prioritize adherence to all regulations. In order to use Arwen’s secure trading protocol, you’ll first need to setup an account with the exchange partner and comply with their KYC procedures. Once you’re validated by the exchange, you’re ready to trade using Arwen.
Please note: as we continue to add exchange partners that information will be available here.
Can I trade any coin?
Arwen is live with support for BTC, BCH, LTC, and ETH.