On 20th September 2018, Circle Invest, a cryptocurrency trading app of Goldman-supported FinTech startup Circle had announced that it is adding support for four major altcoins that is EOS, Stellar (XLM), 0x (ZRX), and QTUM.
These new additions conveyed the organization’s accumulation of crypto assets for 11. Presently Circle Invest underpins following crypto resources: Bitcoin (BTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Ether (ETH), Classic Ether (ETC), Litecoin (LTC), Monero (XMR), Zcash (ZEC), Stellar (XLM), (EOS), 0x (ZRX) and (QTUM).
Circle clarified that the new coins were picked on the basis of their “potential to contribute powerful infrastructure to the broader crypto ecosystem,” the announcement proceeded to state. “Circle” has built up its own set of guidelines for listing digital money, which incorporate criteria in view of a coin’s innovation, group, plan of action, and market elements.
Features in the App
These augmentations can be purchased exclusively, or part of Circle’s purported “Buy the Market” feature. The component enables interested investors to come in contact with a diverse cryptocurrency portfolio that highlights the majority of the tokens and coins listed by the lesser-known, yet available platform.
As per blog post by the startup’s Head of Product and SVP, Divya Agarwalla,
These new assets can be bought individually or as part of our “Buy the Market” feature which lets you buy a diversified crypto portfolio in a single tap.
What clients just need to do is to choose the amount they need to contribute all in whole accumulation. The amount of each coin that is bought for them depends on “each coin’s market cap value.” The present least amount clients can use for “Buying the Market” is $10.
Another fascinating component of this application, which was presented on 31 July 2018, is “Recurring Buys.” This element let clients contribute a settled sum each day/week/month in either a single coin or the collection of the considerable number of coins upheld by the application. This is incredible for long-haul investment and dispenses with the worry of attempting to time the market (which is a futile exercise at any rate as it is for all intents and purposes impossible).
Circle says that it can offer incredibly focused costs on all the digital resources provided by Circle Invest by sourcing these benefits from Circle’s OTC trading work area, “Circle Trade.” At that point, 1% of average markup applies to each purchase/sale order request made by a client. It furthermore says that not in any way like different firms, it doesn’t include any other “fixed fees on top of this markup.”
In the declaration, Circle also revealed another application called “Explore,” which are at present accessible on both Android and IOS. It gives clients simple to-process data about the crypto market and the particular digital assets available for trading on its platform.
Elaborating on the feature, Divya Agarwalla wrote:
“As we introduce new crypto assets, we also recognize the need to educate our customers and bring clarity to this fascinating, yet complex asset class… Accompanied with our simple user experience, this easy to understand content will serve to further our mission of bringing crypto mainstream.”
Circle is trusting that the ‘Explore’ feature will welcome new gatherings of financial specialists into the cryptographic money markets, including ladies. Head of Product of Circle said, “Many applications on the market are ready for those who already and unfortunately understand the market, which is in the form of men.”
Indeed, many of the communities that fostered cryptocurrency in its earlier days were unwelcoming to women; global fund and innovation parts are still to a great extent dominated by men.
The blog post also included a brief introduction of added cryptos
EOS, like Ethereum, is a blockchain platform that lets developers build applications using smart contracts. Within the platform is a crypto asset, also called EOS, which is needed to use apps on the network. EOS was created to address some of the limitations that Ethereum currently has, specifically with the number of transactions it can handle. Where Ethereum handles presently 15 transactions per second, EOS has shown the ability to handle several thousand per second.
Stellar is an open financial network focused on enabling low cost and near instant cross-border payments. Where sending money across borders can currently take days or weeks with multiple intermediaries charging up to 10% of the total, transactions on the Stellar network settle in 5 seconds and currently cost under a penny. Stellar’s goal is to create better financial services for developing countries and unbanked populations where both institutions and individuals alike can participate. The native crypto asset of the Stellar Network is the Stellar Lumen (XLM).
0x is a protocol that allows people to trade crypto assets directly with one another over the Ethereum blockchain. Exchanges called “relayers” can be built on top of the 0x protocol that helps match buyers with sellers. Relayers can collect trading fees in the form of the ZRX token. Additionally, owners of the ZRX token are given special voting rights that can influence the future development of the 0x protocol.
Qtum (pronounced “Quantum”), like Ethereum, is a blockchain platform that lets developers build applications using smart contracts. Within the platform is a crypto asset, also called Qtum, which is needed to use applications on the network. The Qtum blockchain is referred to as a hybrid of Bitcoin and Ethereum because it was built using key elements from both projects.