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Market Cap$104.28M
24h Volume$14.67M
Circulating Amount$999.88M
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About Request (REQ)

The Y-Combinator backed Request Network (REQ) bills itself as a decentralized network for payment requests.

The Request (REQ) utility token, launched in 2017, ensures the performance and stability of the Request Network. The Request Network itself is an Ethereum-based decentralized payment system where anyone can request a payment and receive money through secure means. It removes the requirement for third parties in order to provide a cheaper, more secure payment solution that works with all global currencies.

When a user creates a request for payment, they define to which address the payment needs to be allocated and what the amount is. The user can also define the terms and conditions of the payment, upgrading a simple request into an invoice. Once this is completed, the user can share their request to be paid by their counterparty. Requests are saved on an immutable ledger, which acts as a source of truth for accounting and auditing. Every step is documented and stored on the Request network, allowing everyone involved to easily keep track of all the invoices and payments for accounting purposes.


How Request Works

Over 1,000 companies and decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs) use Request to facilitate decentralized payments, according to the company’s website. The system also automates real-time global accounting, replaces an entire branch of the audit, eliminates manual tax collection and simplifies international payments, according to Request’s whitepaper.

The whitepaper also states that Request “replaces payment systems such as PayPal.” Automation and efficient invoicing are the main value propositions for Request.


What Makes Request Different?

The payments on Request are performed by simply sending an invoice through the blockchain; the counterparty can then detect the request and pay it with one click in a peer-to-peer manner. The fact that the payments are push-generated instead of pull-generated is one of Request’s key advantages. There is no need for users to share their account information. The use of blockchain technology also eliminates the need for third-party processors, resulting in a reduction in transaction costs.

Additionally, apps building stuff people want on top of Request Network open-source protocol provide a key benefit to their users. Indeed, users can interact with a suite of financial tools which work with each other. It’s the opposite of the capitalistic and siloed web2 industry because here, apps work with each other. For example, a company originates an invoice from an app. A 2nd app receives the payment request, allowing it to be paid. Then the invoice can draw on instant financing on a third DeFi app.

The Request Network leverages decentralized blockchains such as Ethereum and IPFS for an increased level of security, privacy and data ownership for the end-user. The platform does have transaction fees, which is a cost that is required to broadcast a change to the blockchain network. The transaction fees are used to incentivize miners to reach consensus on the state of the network.

REQ can be stored on wallets such as Metamask, Argent, MyEtherWallet, Ledger, imToken, Trezor, Atomic Wallet, Jaxx Liberty and Trust Wallet.

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