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eToroX Review: A Top Cryptocurrency Exchange

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eToroX Review

eToroX is a digital assets exchange which features a cryptocurrency trading exchange as well as a crypto wallet. eToroX is created by the same group that operates the eToro forex and CFD social trading platform, but this Exchange is for trading, buying, selling and exchange of cryptocurrencies and blockchain-based/tokenized assets.

Regulation and Ownership

The crypto wallet and exchange services offered by eToroX (a company incorporated in Gibraltar and owned and operated by the eToro Group) are regulated by the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission. eToro X is a regulated DLT provider with licence number FSC1333B.

Fees

Two types of fees are incurred by eToroX users: exchange fees and wallet fees. Exchange fees relate to deposit/withdrawal transactions and charges on trading activity. eToroX does not charge for deposits. Trading fees are either maker (limit orders) or taker fees (market orders). Maker/taker fees are tiered and are adjusted by trading volume.

Monthly Volume

Maker fees

Taker fees

Tier-1
<$100,000

0.10%

0.24%

Tier-2
<$500,000

0.09%

0.22%

Tier-3
<$1,000,000

0.08%

0.20%

Tier-4
<$5,000,000

0.07%

0.17%

Tier-5
<$10,000,000

0.06%

0.15%

Tier-6
>$10M

0.03%

0.12%

Fees are charged on withdrawals. The withdrawal method determines how much is paid by the trader.

Wallet fees are fees paid for fiat-crypto conversions. eToroX charges 1% while exchange partner Simplex charges 4% of the total sum being converted. Crypto-crypto conversions are charged at 0.1%.

Exchange Assets

What are the crypto/blockchain assets that are traded on the eToroX exchange? There are 18 of such assets, featuring a mixture of cryptos and stablecoins that track several fiat currencies, silver and gold. These are

  1. XLM

  2. ETH

  3. LTC

  4. XRP

  5. BTC

  6. BCH

  7. USDEX

  8. SLVRX

  9. GBPX

  10. JPYX

  11. RUBX

  12. CNYX

  13. CADX

  14. EURX

  15. CHFX

  16. NZDX

  17. AUDX

  18. GOLDX

These are all combined into a number of pairs that can be traded on the exchange.

Account Opening and Verification

Account verification is compulsory. This consists of submitting a proof of identity document as well as a selfie photo of the account owner holding this document. The second requirement is submitting a proof of address such as a utility bill or bank statement.

A financial questionnaire with 9 questions is provided to determine the applicant’s suitability to operate a trading account on eToroX. Verification time is usually two working days.

Customer Support

This is provided using a variety of channels

Pros

  • Speedy trade execution.

  • Addition of stablecoins provides a refreshing mix of asset pairs to trade.

  • Suitable for beginners and intermediate traders.

Cons

  • None

Final Summary

Coming from the stable of eToro Group, eToroX already has a high standard that has been set for it to attain. The exchange is coming a little late into an increasingly crowded space but may find some joy from referring existing eToro clientele to the new crypto exchange.

Some improvement needs to be made to its user interface to make navigation and trading easier.

The above content is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as financial or any other type of advice. All trading involves risk of capital loss. Digital Assets trading also involves additional special risks not generally shared with official currencies, goods or commodities. For more information on the risks please refer to our Risk Disclaimer.

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Rewards Platform StormX Offers 50% Crypto Cashback Bonus for Thanksgiving

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Singapore, Singapore, 23rd November, 2020, // ChainWire //

Blockchain-based rewards platform StormX has released a seasonal promotion for its award-winning Crypto Cash Back App. The promotion will allow app users to earn a 50% bonus on top of their cashback between Thanksgiving Day and Cyber Monday (November 26-30).

StormX has also introduced a brand-new staking service, allowing users to earn an additional 50% per year when they stake STMX tokens. The native ERC20 token of the StormX ecosystem, STMX has a total supply of 10 billion and is available to trade at many of the world’s top exchanges, including Binance and Bittrex.

“With Bitcoin’s price approaching its all-time high, interest in cryptocurrencies has renewed, though some people believe it’s now too expensive to buy in,” said StormX CEO and Co-Founder Simon Yu. “What we have done is create an easy way for such individuals to accumulate bitcoin, ethereum and other cryptocurrencies via everyday shopping.

“We’re also excited to provide users with the ability to earn greater rewards simply by staking their tokens.”

Since the StormX mobile app launched its Shop feature with over 700 stores in February 2020, some 400,000 unique users have been added to the rewards platform. StormX has also witnessed over 50% month-on-month growth for sales. The app is available for download on the App and Google Play Stores, and can be downloaded as a browser add-on from the Chrome Web…

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BITTREX GLOBAL CONFIRMS FREE TRADING AND LISTING FOR TOP DEFI TOKEN

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Valduz, Liechtenstein, 17th November, 2020, // ChainWire //

International cryptocurrency exchange promotes free trading and no gas fees for leading DeFi tokens

17th November 2020 — Bittrex Global GmbH. announced today 8 new DeFi tokens will be listed this week including:

  • UMA (UMA)
  • Aave (AAVE)
  • Balancer (BAL)
  • REN (REN & renBTC)
  • Kyber Network (KNC)
  • Band Protocol (BAND)
  • YF Link – (YFL)

Bittrex Global’s users can trade all of their DeFi  tokens with no trading or gas fees until 2021. The decision to enable free trading on Bittrex Global for DeFi tokens  follows on from the 1,000% growth of the DeFi asset class over the course of 2020.

The decision to enable free transactions will see more investors enter the Blockchain Act’s digital asset regulatory system, supervised by the Financial Market Authority in Liechtenstein (FMA) under the Due Diligence Act which requires traders to comply with the KYC/AML/CFT standards.

“The last year has seen huge growth in DeFi as an asset class and a number of significant milestones completed,” said Bittrex Global’s CEO Tom Albright. “As the asset class matures and more institutional and professional investors look at the fundamentals, we are likely to see increased demand and higher trading volumes for DeFi in 2021.

We’re really excited about what we’re seeing in the space and want to see these DeFi projects grow and help them build stronger platforms through increased adoption. Offering free trading fees…

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Ready for Chaos? Swingby’s Chaos-Mainnet Launches on December 28th

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Singapore, Singapore, 9th November, 2020, // ChainWire //

Swingby is the “warp-speed” protocol for inter-blockchain swaps. It allows all DeFi users to move assets between blockchains without a trusted party. 

Today, Swingby announces its first mainnet network will be released on the 28th of December; it will bridge native Bitcoins onto Ethereum via Wrapped BTC (WBTC).

The initial bridge will enable the most liquid digital asset in the world (Bitcoin), currently valued at a $300 billion market cap, to be moved onto the Ethereum network to tap its $10b DeFi ecosystem.

“This launch will be pivotal to Swingby. After December 28th, Swingby will have a fully operational Chaos-Mainnet network which will be generating a tremendous amount of value to the world of DeFi and bringing in a large number of new users” – Yusaku Senga, CEO

Why is this big news for DeFi?

On December 28th, Swingby will be launching its first Chaos-Mainnet bridge, allowing users to easily move their bitcoins into WBTC on Ethereum without the need for a trusted party. Similarly, the bridge can be used in the opposite direction allowing WBTC-ERC20 tokens to be moved back into native BTCs.

What’s so special about it?

  1. Trustless: Swingby’s Skybridge will be the only way to trustlessly swap BTC into wrapped Bitcoin (WBTC).
  2. Simple to use: The Swingby bridge has been designed to work with standard transaction types removing the need for complex smart contract calls…
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