The Sibcoin team has announced the launch of Perevod.io, a decentralized service for international money remittances.
The service allows two parties to send each other fiat money through Sibcoin-supporting exchanges and requires no specific experience with cryptocurrencies, which fulfills the project’s promise of bringing cryptocurrencies closer to people.
Perevod.io is applicable in numerous use cases, including operation in underbanked countries, bypassing international sanctions imposed on financial services, and avoiding excessive transaction fees inherent in traditional money remittance services.
The work on the project has been underway for a few months.
How Sibcoin and Perevod.io Work
Asked about the purpose of the Perevod.io project, the Sibcoin team explained:
The solution is about enabling two rookies who have only [the] slightest idea of cryptocurrencies but trust each other to execute international transactions without any additional training or wallets.
In technical terms, Perevod.io works as a browser-based wallet with keys kept on the user’s side, which is available offline. It does not have access and does not store any personal data of either party involved in the transaction, which includes IP addresses, phone numbers, and ID information.
With the involvement of third-party exchange services, Perevod.io executes remittances between two parties as follows:
- The sender uses an exchange service on their side to convert fiat to Sibcoin
- The sender specifies the recipient’s phone number and comes up with a secret password
- The recipient receives the password from the sender via instant messenger or an otherwise agreed upon manner
- The recipient also receives a text message about the remittance that contains a link
- The link takes the recipient to the local Sibcoin-supporting exchange service
- The exchange pays out the money sent by the sender
The recipient gets their funds in local fiat currency, thus they don’t have to necessarily even be aware of cryptocurrencies. The transfer takes just a few seconds – a fact which sets it apart from most traditional solutions.
The service is available worldwide.
Exchanges Trading Sibcoin
Earlier this year, Sibcoin was added to Bittrex, one of the world’s oldest altcoin exchanges. The token is also available at Livecoin and Yobit, among other exchanges.