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The crypto markets are generally in the red, but Loopring (LRC) has overcome the generally downward direction to be trading at $0.70 and up 4.98% in 24 hours. The reason for this good performance amidst the general decline in the crypto markets is the announcement that LRC is now available for trading on the popular South Korean exchange, Bithumb.

The announcement was made by the founder of the Loopring Foundation, Daniel Wong.

In the medium post, Mr. Wong had this to say about the listing:

“Loopring’s protocol token on Ethereum, LRC, was just listed by Bithumb, the 6th largest crypto-exchange world-wide. Thank you, Bithumb.”

Bithumb is one of South Korea’s most popular exchange and this is evident it its daily trade volume. At the end of 2017, the site had a daily turnover of approximately $1.3 Billion. That level has since declined in tune with the general decline in the markets, and currently has a daily trade volume of $789.5 Million at the moment of writing this. Bithumb is currently ranked 6th on coinmarketcap.com and according to exchanges that charge trading fees.

The other South Korean exchange that is currently doing more in terms of daily trade volume, is Upbit which is ranked fifth on coinmarketcap.com. The exchange has a daily trade volume of $982 Million.

The listing of LRC on the exchange adds to the much-needed liquidity of the token for trade in the crypto-markets. LRC is now available in 32 exchanges. This is impressive on an individual token level but considerably lower when compared to The King of Crypto, Bitcoin, that is available in 400 exchanges.

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Loopring is a token, a protocol as well as a decentralized automated execution system that trades across the crypto-token exchanges, shielding users from counter-party risk and reducing the cost of trading. It does this by pooling the liquidity of cryptocurrencies possessed by users on the platform and breaking orders into smaller pieces that are placed across all market venues simultaneously. It identifies the best exchanges and times to trade hence optimizing trading results.

The protocol is able to do this since it is blockchain agnostic. This means that it can integrate with any other blockchain protocol in the crypto-verse. It is based on the Ethereum ERC20 protocol, making it easier for tokens created on the same ERC20, to be easily traded using Loopring.

The project and token are relatively new in the Crypto-verse. Evidence of this can be seen on the token’s price charts that only date back to August last year. An updated whitepaper is now available on the Loopring website.

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Disclaimer: This article should not be taken as, and is not intended to provide, investment advice. Global Coin Report and/or its affiliates, employees, writers, and subcontractors are cryptocurrency investors and from time to time may or may not have holdings in some of the coins or tokens they cover. Please conduct your own thorough research before investing in any cryptocurrency and read our full disclaimer.

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