Layerswap v2 is live
How we redefined our user experience
Redefined UI/UX - layerswap.io
Unified Experience - Bransfer is now a native part of Layerswap
Passwordless Authentication - Just email verification
Swap History - History of all swaps, including the ones before the update
Fee breakdown - Detailed breakdown of transaction fees
Consistent transfer amount - Swap and CEX withdrawal amounts are the same
Destination address validation - Prevent inputting wrong destination addresses
In-App Guides - Popup guides during the swap process
Knowledge Base - Redefined support
Landing Page - We finally found an intern to create a landing page for us
We got more than a new logo and a color pallet; our new user interface is much more streamlined, transparent, and easy to use.
Our team initially built Bransfer to provide a unified API for CEX to CEX transfers, but we saw that the real issue we need to solve was CEX to L2. We took the brain and brawn of Bransfer and built a new state-of-the-art machine on it— Layerswap.
As proud as I am of Bransfer, it being a separate entity really put a bump in the road when using Layerswap. We decided to merge the two platforms so that the users don’t need to directly interact with Bransfer in any way. Everything is done under the hood, and the whole swap experience now happens inside Layerswap - no need for other signups.
All Bransfer accounts have been migrated to Layerswap with passwordless authentication. If you had a Bransfer account with connected exchange accounts, it’s all there, nothing is needed from your end! You no longer need to use a password to log in - just verification with your email.
Because we had separate UIs for Bransfer and Layerswap, it was not possible to provide one unified history. Thanks to the merge, everything is on Layerswap. You are able to see a complete history of your swaps, including the ones before the update.
Why is making transactions with Layerswap so much cheaper? We added a detailed fee breakdown before and during the swap so you can see where your assets are(n’t) going.
We get a lot of questions… and we can’t blame our users, we didn’t have the most comprehensive guides.
We added In-App pop-up guides in the places where we have seen users struggle most— like Authorizing amounts in Coinbase or setting up their API Keys for swaps.
If you ever get stuck, there will always be an explanatory pop-up just a click away.
Consistent transfer amount
We got to admit, leaving users to calculate CEX fees on their own during CEX withdrawals was not the best idea. Now whatever swap amount you set, will be the exact amount you input during withdrawal from CEX, all extra fee calculations will be done on Layerswap.
Destination address validation
We added one more layer of validation for destination addresses, preventing users from inputting wrong addresses, like the USDC smart contract address or one of our Liquidity pool addresses.
If you ever interacted with us on Discord, you’ll know that taking care of our customers has always been our first priority. And it always will be. We redefined our support by adding a new knowledge base with comprehensive guides and videos. As well as added a new customer support widget that can automatically help solve some of the common quick-fix issues.
I am constantly asked where our landing page is, why we don’t have one, and where to learn more about us. With this update, we decided to give our intern/co-founder something to do besides getting us coffee. Here you go.