Waves announces its listing on no fewer than three new exchange services today: Evercoin, Upbit and Cryptomate.
Evercoin is an instant exchange service based in Silicon Valley and founded by Talip Ozturk, who also created Hazelcast — an open source distributed database used by some of the largest financial services companies in the world. As with similar instant-exchange services, Evercoin allows users to keep control of their crypto and does not hold keys to any funds, making it highly secure as well as fast and convenient.
“We’re pleased that Evercoin Exchange has added WAVES token. We are sure that it will bring new opportunities to our investors and communities as Evercoin provides a high level of security and has great potential due to its professional team and innovative technology approach. It is the perfect complement to existing centralised exchanges and our own DEX in this regard,” said Alexander Ivanov, CEO and founder of Waves Platform.
“Evercoin carefully chooses the crypto assets we support,” said Evercoin founder and CEO Talip Ozturk. “We recognize the strength of the Waves platform through its robust daily trading volume and growing ecosystem of dApps.”
Secondly, South Korean exchange Upbit has listed WAVES. This is a significant move, since the country is proving extremely interested in cryptocurrency and is accounting for an increasing share of trading volumes. The exchange is launched by internet giant Kakao, in partnership with Bittrex, and looks set to challenge the existing major players such as Bithumb for a slice of the market. This year Kakao has already launched its own internet bank and Kakao Pay, the second most popular mobile payment solution in the country. Kakao has been seeking to move into the cryptocurrency world, and its new venture is a promising step forwards.
Lastly, UK peer-to-peer service Cryptomate will support WAVES, adding the token to its list of existing cryptocurrencies including BTC, LTC, DASH, XRP and DOGE. Cryptomate offers a straightforward way for UK citizens to buy crypto via bank transfers — the easiest way to acquire altcoins directly, since there are few traditional UK crypto exchanges due to the difficulties involved in organising banking facilities.