eToro to Launch Own Crypto Wallet

At the moment, Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin are supported and the wallet is available only for Platinum Club members (holders of $25k+ at eToro)
07 November 2018   1777

The eToro social investment platform introduced a cryptocurrency wallet with support for Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin.

Representatives of the company say that eToro Wallet is available to all EU residents, as well as Switzerland and Gibraltar. However, in order to take advantage of the new wallet, platform users must be members of Platinum Club, that is, they must hold assets worth $ 25,000 on the platform. But the company promised to soon provide access to the eToro Wallet for a wider range of users, as well as add other coins.

We believe that crypto and the blockchain technology that underpins it will have a huge impact on global finance. Blockchain has the potential to revolutionise finance and we believe that we will see the greatest transfer of wealth ever onto the blockchain. We believe that in the future all assets will be tokenised and that crypto is just the first step on this journey. Just as eToro has opened up traditional markets for investors, we want to do the same in a tokenised world. The eToro wallet is a key part of this.
 

Yoni Assia

CEO, eToro

The app is already available for the Android and iOS operating systems. To use a mobile wallet, users must be verified on the platform.

Bakkt to Unveil Bitcoin Futures Test Date

Along with date announcement, COO Bakkt believes the platform will attract institutional investors and set new standards for the cryptocurrency market
14 June 2019   236

The Bakkt cryptocurrency platform has named the exact start date for testing Bitcoin futures. The first users will be allowed to test the tool on July 22.

According to Bakkt's Operations Director, Adam White, the platform will attract institutional investors and set new standards for the cryptocurrency market.

White pointed out that the wider distribution of cryptocurrencies, in particular, is hampered by unreliable pricing mechanisms and the likelihood of instantly falling rates.

Along with these problem-solving solutions that are new to digital asset markets, Bakkt also brings all the other features that institutions would expect in a versatile and broadly accessible market, including: block trades; a fee holiday through the end of the year to encourage trading; market maker incentive programs to encourage liquid markets; and integrations with ISVs and regulated brokerage platforms.
 

Adam White

COO, Bakkt

At Bakkt, two futures contracts will be presented - with daily and monthly settlements. Risk management and the securing mechanism for these contracts will meet the standards of the traditional derivatives market.