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DS Swap Guide

The decentralized secondary market for security tokens

Stobox DS Swap is a unique DeFi liquidity solution for security tokens and crypto assets. It gives security token issuers options to create and manage liquidity pools and adds automated market-making functionality with respect to regulations and compliance. Stobox DS Swap is one of the world's first decentralized exchanges optimized for security tokens!

What do I need to trade on DS Swap?

You only need a MetaMask wallet and some crypto balance to trade and pay the gas fee.

If you want to trade security tokens, add identity verification on the selected Issuer’s Dashboard.

How can I purchase security tokens?

DS Swap is a secondary market for security tokens. It means they are listed on the DS Swap only after the fundraising on the Dashboard is closed and the security tokens are sold out. So you can purchase security tokens on the primary market by registering on the selected Issuer’s Dashboard, verifying your identity, and proceeding to invest. Usually, if you are an early investor, you can purchase security tokens at a discounted price.

Suppose you missed this chance and wish to purchase security tokens on DS Swap. In that case, you still need to register and verify your identity on the selected Issuer’s Dashboard because security tokens are heavily regulated.

If you are already verified on the selected Issuer’s Dashboard, log in using your whitelisted wallet address.

How can I purchase crypto on DS Swap?

1. Go to the DS Swap page.
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2. Connect your MetaMask wallet on the top right of the window.
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If you don’t connect your wallet, you will see the picture below.

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3. Choose the token you want to pay with from the drop-down menu on the top line. It is a token you want to swap “from.”Your balance is shown next to the token name for your convenience.
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4. Choose the token you want to buy on the bottom line. It is a token you want to swap “to.”
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The other line will be auto-populated. So you will see how many target tokens you will receive if you spend that many tokens.
5. Enter the number of tokens you want to receive or spend by clicking inside the line.
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Your "from" number of tokens will be estimated automatically. You can also type in your "from" line and have the "to" number of tokens evaluated automatically. This way, you can see how many "from" tokens you need to buy "to" tokens and vice versa.
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6. Check the details and click the Swap button. Note gas fees.
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~ If it is your first time on the DS Swap to swap this pair, the system will ask you to enable the crypto first. It means that you allow the smart contract of the DS Swap to access your crypto. Note the gas fee for this approval action. ~ Next time you visit the DS Swap for the same trading pair, you will not be asked this again.
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7. Make sure all the information is correct on the pop-up message and press the Confirm Swap button.
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~ If it is your first time on the DS Swap to swap this pair, the system will ask you to enable the crypto first. It means that you allow the smart contract of the DS Swap to access your crypto. Note the gas fee for this approval action. ~ Next time you visit the DS Swap for the same trading pair, you will not be asked this again.
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8. Confirm the action in the wallet. This action will send “from” tokens to the smart contract of the DS Swap to exchange them into “to” tokens. Note the gas fee.

Done! You have swapped crypto. You can click View on BscScan to see your transaction details on the blockchain.

Do I have to verify my identity to purchase security tokens?

Yes, you must verify your identity on the selected Issuer’s DS Dashboard to purchase security tokens because they are heavily regulated.

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You must not verify your identity if you want to purchase utility tokens. All you need is to connect your MetaMask.

What for the treasury funds are used?

The treasury funds cover the expenses involved in running DS Swap. These expenses include development, salaries, audits, hosting, upkeep, etc.

Are there any trading fees?

We provide zero fees for security token trading.

However, for an ordinary token swap (trade) on DS Swap, you will pay a total of 0.3% trading fee, which is divided as follows:

  • 0.22% - Returned to Liquidity Pools as a fee reward for liquidity providers.
  • 0.03% - Sent to the DS Swap Treasury.
  • 0.05% - Sent towards DS Swap buyback and burn.

Please select the pair and check the box with the information under it to check a detailed estimated fee for the utility tokens swap.

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Note that the commission percent stays stable, unlike the price of the crypto that you swap in the pair.
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What currency is used to pay the gas fees on DS Swap?

DS Swap is running on BNB Smart Chain, so the gas fees are paid in its native BNB coin. Make sure you have enough BNB to pay gas fees.

I bought tokens but don't see them in my MetaMask. What should I do?

Make sure you added the contract address of the token you purchased to your MetaMask wallet.

If the contract address is added, but you still haven’t received your tokens, please check your transaction in the blockchain explorer. The transaction may be processed with a delay in case the blockchain is congested.

For Security Tokens issuers

Can any security token issuer list their tokens on the DS Swap?

Yes, you can list your security token(s) on DS Swap if you are an existing Stobox STO client or have issued your security tokens with a different provider.

Are there any requirements for the security tokens issuers?

Any Issuer from a supported country can list their security tokens on DS Swap. You can get more information on a free consultation with our expert. Please email dsswap@stobox.io to arrange a meeting.

How to list my security tokens on DS Swap if I am not the Stobox client?

Please email us as many details as possible about your security token at dsswap@stobox.io. We will analyze the information and get back to you or arrange a meeting and instruct you on the further steps.

How much does it cost to list my security tokens on DS Swap?

Please email us at dsswap@stobox.io. Kindly include as many details about your project as possible so we understand the scope of work and provide you with the price estimate.

Adding / Removing Liquidity

How do I add liquidity?

1. Open the Liquidity page.
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2. Press the + Add Liquidity button.You might need to click the Connect Wallet button if your wallet is disconnected.
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3. Click the Select a currency drop-down menu to choose the first token for your liquidity pair. For example, we will use USDT.
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4. Click the Select a currency drop-down menu to choose the second token for your liquidity pair. For example, we will use STBU.
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5. Enter the number of tokens to add in either of the lines. The other box will be auto-populated accordingly.
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If one of the tokens has an insufficient balance, you will see an error notification with the button being greyed out. Please enter a lower amount to proceed.

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6. Click the Enable USDT and Enable STBU buttons to allow the DS Swap smart contract to access your USDT and STBU. Note the gas fees for this transaction.

The name of the tokens may vary depending on the tokens you choose.

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7. Click the Supply button.
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8. Click the Confirm Supply button on the pop-up window.
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9. Your wallet will ask you for confirmation. Confirm this action and note the gas fee for the operation.

10. Click the  Add STBU-LP to MetaMask link. This action will add the contract address of the LP token to your wallet so you can see its balance.
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Done! You have added liquidity and can start passive earning.

How do I remove liquidity?

1. Open the Liquidity page.

2. Click on the pair you want to remove liquidity from under Your Liquidity.
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3. Click the Remove button.
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4. Use the slider or the buttons to choose how much liquidity you want to remove. To remove all of your liquidity from this pair, select Max.
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5. Click the Enable button to confirm you allow the DS Swap smart contract to access your wallet address using your MetaMask.
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6. The Remove button will light up. Click it.
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7. A pop-up window will show how many tokens you will receive. Click the Confirm button and approve this action with your wallet.
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8. After the transaction is confirmed (you can view it on BscScan), you will receive both tokens from your pair in your wallet address. If you didn't remove all your liquidity, you would see the remaining liquidity value updated on the Your Liquidity page.
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Done! You have removed the liquidity.

What are LP tokens?

Suppose you deposited USDT and STBU into a Liquidity Pool. You would receive STBU-LP tokens.

The number of LP tokens you receive represents your portion of the USDT-STBU Liquidity Pool.

You can also redeem your funds at any time by removing your liquidity.

What do the liquidity providers earn on trading fees?

Providing liquidity rewards you through trading fees when people use your liquidity pool.

Whenever someone trades on DS Swap, the trader pays a 0.3% total fee, of which 0.22% is added to the Liquidity Pool of the swap pair they traded on. The Treasury fee is 0.03%, and the  Burn fee is 0.05%.

Is there a risk of impermanent loss?

Providing liquidity is not risk-free, as you may be exposed to impermanent loss.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why are some cryptocurrencies not listed on the DS Swap?

The main goal of the DS Swap is to create a secondary market for security tokens. In this case, common crypto is not a priority here and is only listed if requested by the security token Issuers.

For instance, one of our clients has a utility token, and they wish to create a trading pair with their security token against their utility token. They have another trading pair of their utility token against the stablecoin, BUSD. However, using the router, investors can buy or sell a security token with  BUSD. For sale, this would be a one-step process of swapping a security token for a utility token and then the utility token to BUSD. In the future, we will consider adding more ordinary cryptocurrencies. Stay tuned for our news.

Does DS Swap work the same way as Panсake Swap?

Partially yes, it is. However, we implemented additional functionalities and fee configurations in order to meet the legal and regulatory standards of security tokens.

Is it true that DS Swap is fully automated with the help of a smart contract?

Yes, it is.

Who can trade security tokens?

Anyone with a DS Dashboard account and verified identity can trade security tokens on the DS Swap.

Do I have to be whitelisted to trade security tokens?

You must use a whitelisted wallet address to connect and trade security tokens.

If the DS Swap is about both security and utility tokens, is there a different login for those who want to trade their security tokens and those who want to swap some utility tokens?

No, there is not. You should use the whitelisted wallet address to buy or sell security tokens. Identity verification and whitelisted wallet addresses are not required to trade common crypto.

To whitelist the wallet address, you should register on the DS Dashboard of your selected project and verify your identity.

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Note that Issuers may have different requirements for their investors according to the regulations in their country. Read more on your selected Issuer’s website.

I have STBU on ETH and want to trade it against a BSC token. You once had a Bridge that is now out of order. Can I do this swap on the DS Swap?

No, you can’t.

Who can I address if I haven’t received my transaction?

First, check your transaction status on the blockchain explorer using your wallet address.

If you can't use or understand it, please raise a ticket so our technical team can check and advise. In your ticket, please provide us with as many details as possible, including screenshots and your wallet address.