Houdini Swap Magic Monday #40 — Recap

5 min readOct 25, 2023


  • Houdini Swap Growth: Houdini Swap’s weekly swap volume hit $3,497,319, hinting at a potential bull market.
  • Hong Kong FinTech Week: Houdini Swap takes the spotlight at this event to expand partnerships and engage with industry leaders.
  • API Integration and Privacy: Houdini Swap is building a crypto payment infrastructure like Stripe and adding privacy features.
  • “Stripe of Crypto” Ambition: Houdini Swap aims to replicate Stripe’s success in the crypto world, starting with startups.
  • Ecosystem Growth: Houdini Swap fosters a diverse ecosystem with developers using the xBlock API.
  • Four Growth Pillars: Houdini’s growth strategy focuses on SEO, Tokenomics, Social Media, and Business Development.

Greetings, Wizards.

Today, on our 40th Magic Monday, we’re excited to reveal updates for Houdini Swap and xBlock. Consistency is the key to building trust and a strong community in the world of wizardry. Your unwavering support has been nothing short of magical, and it’s thanks to you that we’ve reached this milestone. Join us as we unveil the surprises in this spellbinding update.

And without further ado, let’s begin.

Resurgence in DeFi

While the crypto landscape has faced headwinds for some time, there are recent signs of a turnaround that have cast a glimmer of hope. One such sign is Bitcoin’s resilience, as it crossed the $30,000 threshold once again, hinting at renewed investor confidence.

Amid these positive indicators, DeFi activity has seen a resurgence, signaling a rekindled interest in the market.

Magic Monday Swap Report

  • Weekly Swap Volume: $3,497,319
  • Weekly Swaps: 1,702
  • Weekly Earnings: 0.57 $BTC / 10.43 $ETH / $17,535

In our latest weekly report, while we didn’t hit record-breaking numbers, we witnessed significant growth compared to the previous week.

Our weekly swap volume reached an impressive $3,497,319, and we generated liquidity support of $17,535 through buybacks, equivalent to 0.57 Bitcoin and 10.43 Ethereum.

It’s worth noting that our user engagement remains high, with over 60,000 swaps, primarily occurring this year. As the market conditions improve, we anticipate even greater volume and activity, offering an exciting glimpse into the potential of a bull market.

Upcoming Hong Kong Conference

We’re excited to share that Houdini Swap will take center stage at FinTech Week in Hong Kong. This prestigious event offers a unique opportunity to engage with industry leaders, regulators, venture capitalists, and tech influencers. We’ll showcase our vision and seek valuable partnerships that promise exciting integrations, expanding our capabilities and enriching our community. Together, we’re crafting a user-friendly crypto landscape.

New API Integration and Privacy Features

Our latest milestone involves the introduction of a groundbreaking API integration — a move that holds remarkable significance. Drawing a parallel to Stripe, a monumental payment infrastructure provider for the internet, Houdini Swap is on a mission to offer a similar service tailored to the crypto sphere. As we take this leap, the incorporation of privacy features is pivotal, laying the foundation for crypto’s journey to become a global digital payment system.

Building the “Stripe of Crypto”

Our aim is to replicate the success of Stripe in the crypto world. Just as Stripe initially catered to smaller startups and developers with their API, we’ll begin with a similar focus in the crypto space.

As we gain traction and credibility, we intend to gradually attract larger enterprises and players in the crypto industry.

In doing so, we aim to experience the same trajectory as Stripe, ultimately achieving significant growth and widespread adoption among a diverse range of businesses and users.

Diverse Implementations and Ecosystem Value

Houdini Swap envisions a thriving ecosystem with multiple developers using the xBlock API. Notably, projects like Vault Tech are already leveraging Houdini Swap for an AI-based escrow service. Our diverse ecosystem, encompassing smaller startups, showcases the broad utility of our technology.

In the upcoming weeks, expect more integrations as active xBlock API development progresses. These integrations drive better documentation and community growth. Currently, we have 15 integrations, a number that will continue to evolve.

Marketing Update: Building on Four Pillars of Growth

In our latest Marketing Update, we want to introduce the four key pillars underpinning our growth strategy for the Houdini and xBlock ecosystems. Our team is diligently working on these pillars, which will boost user growth and ecosystem vitality without significant financial burden.

The four pillars are:

  • SEO (Search Engine Optimization): An essential pillar, SEO ensures that our offerings are visible to those who seek them, targeting users with high intent and propelling organic growth.
  • Tokenomics: Crafting the right incentives and mechanisms to drive user engagement, liquidity, and community growth.
  • Social Media: Leveraging the power of social platforms to connect with our audience, share insights, and engage in meaningful conversations.
  • Business Development for xBlock: Exploring and cultivating partnerships and integrations to expand the capabilities of the xBlock ecosystem.

Differentiating SEO from Traditional Marketing

Understanding the difference between SEO and traditional marketing is crucial. While traditional marketing is like casting a wide net, SEO targets high-intent users, optimizing resources. SEO is cost-effective, building lasting assets, not just expenses. It’s invaluable for creating awareness and lowering customer acquisition costs, especially in the crypto space.

At Houdini Swap, we aim for a strong SEO presence, boosting growth and our crypto ecosystem. We look forward to sharing our progress across our core pillars.

And that’s about it. Stay tuned for more exciting updates next week. Your presence and enthusiasm make this journey magical. Our commitment to innovation and progress in the crypto world remains unwavering, and we look forward to sharing more exciting updates with you soon.

Until next time wizards.




Sharing insights about the importance of privacy in crypto. Privacy Is Security. Houdini Swap uses Monero to anonymize transactions.