ShapeShift to 'Optimize' 1/3 of Staff

Old cryptocurrency company is 'overcoming crypto winter' by laying off people in the beginning of the year
10 January 2019   574

ShapeShift, a platform for instant exchange of cryptocurrency, reported on a significant reduction in staff, citing as the reasons the general deterioration of the market situation.

As the head of the company, Eric Vorhees, said, he had to say goodbye to 37 employees with a “heavy heart,” which is about a third of the company's total staff.

According to him, cryptobusiness is a cruel thing. So, in 2017, the market capitalization of ShapeShift increased by 3000% due to the rise of the market, but everything changed very much in 2018.

Eric noted that in addition to the legal uncertainty faced by the industry, ShapeShift does not cope with all the initiatives taken. In particular, he mentioned the CoinCap tracking service and the KeepKey hardware wallet.

It is curious that the head of ShapeShift also admitted that last year’s decision to verify customers had led to a significant reduction in the user base.

Wishing good luck to all the foxes who left the company (ShapeShift symbol), Eric Vorhees expressed the hope that the company would find strength and discipline that would help it overcome all obstacles and come to a victory for the world without borders and an apolitical financial system.

Binance DEX to List 5 TrustToken Stablecoins

Binance DEX listed TrueUSD, TrueGBP, TrueAUD, TrueCAD and TrueHKD, tied to appropriate fiat currencies
08 August 2019   276

Non-custodian exchange Binance DEX in the near future conducted a listing of five new stablecoin issuer TrustToken, The Block reports.

As TrustToken said, Binance DEX added TrueUSD, TrueGBP, TrueAUD, TrueCAD and TrueHKD, exchange rates related to the US dollar, Australian dollar, Canadian dollar and Hong Kong dollar, respectively.

All five assets will be released on the blockchain. Until this moment, TrustToken stablecoins were available only in the format of ERC20 tokens on the Ethereum blockchain.

Binance DEX has new opportunities for making financial contributions. TrueUSD trading on Binance DEX should start on August 8th. Listing suggestions for other TrustToken stablecoins will be issued in the coming weeks.

TrustToken plans to launch its new or two additional blockchains before the end of the year and the new TrueSGD, the rate of which will be tied to the Singapore dollar, “soon”.