Users are fleeing exchanges and turning to non-custodial wallets amid FTX’s collapse. One wallet in particular, and its corresponding token, appear to be reaping the benefits.
TWT, the native token behind Trust wallet, a self-custodial crypto wallet, has posted 47% gains over the past 24 hours, according to data from Coingecko. Token holders are offered discounts on in-app purchases and can also vote on proposed changes to the wallet.
At press time, TWT trades at around $2.40, retreating from its all-time high of $2.30 recorded earlier today. On a weekly note, TWT has gained nearly 100%.
TWT’s daily trading volume is also up 175% to $70 million in the last 24 hours. With a market capitalization slightly above $849 million, TWT is now the 45th-largest cryptocurrency.
Crypto billionaire and Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao tweeted about the importance of self-custody and prompted users to use the Trust wallet, fuelling the token’s rally. Binance acquired Trust Wallet in 2018.
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A crypto wallet address is derived from a private key (or) a passphrase, the most sensitive information required to make transactions. Anyone with access to a wallet’s private keys can move money in the wallet.
Conversely, on centralized exchanges like Binance, Coinbase, and beleaguered FTX, this sensitive information is stored on those exchanges allowing them to make transactions on your behalf.