News reaching Ethereum World News indicate that the largest cryptocurrency exchange in Canada, Coinsquare, has recently acquired the StellarX decentralized exchange. The team at StellarX made the announcement via medium and stated that they will still continue with the roadmap outlined back in September of last year.
The team at StellarX have stated that the reason for the acquisition is to allow for the exchange to fulfill its potential. Coinsquare provides a home with regulatory experience and a full scope plan to build around the platform. The latter exchange has networks with regulators in the United States, Europe and Canada. Coinsquare also has a partner in the bank of Montreal.
Coinsquare’s Additional Experience with the Stellar Network
Coinsquare also acquired BlockEQ late last year for $12 Million. StellarX will be led by BlockEQ’s co-founder, Megha Bambra, and will continue to grow and enhance the Stellar ecosystem.
BlockEQ is a private Stellar wallet that allows its user to have full control of their funds through a private key. The wallet is available on both mobile and desktop. BlockEQ is also the first native iOS wallet that supports trading on StellarX. This fact makes the acquisition of StellarX ideal for Coinsquare.
More on StellarX Decentralized Exchange
Launched in July 2018, StellarX offers decentralized trading of multiple cryptocurrencies from different blockchains as well as those on the Stellar network. The exchange is also free to use and is the first decentralized exchange with global fiat gateways. The exchange also offers XLM as a base currency for trading.
The team at StellarX had outlined the following future improvements on the decentralized trading platform.
- Night mode
- A mobile site, for great justice
- Continued improvement to signup, onboarding, and visual design
- Improved token stats and info
- Portfolio performance reporting & summaries
- Improved charting library
- Fungible path-payment support (i.e. allowing a sender to send token A and specify that the recipient receives it as token B)
- A market maker rewards program
- Multi-sig support
- SEP 0007 support for airdrops, etc.
- Non-XLM markets support
- In-app deposit/withdrawal support for all tokens via SEP 0006
- Universal (optional) KYC via SEP 0009 & 0010
- Self-serve platform for issuers to submit more token detail
- Bitcoin.tax support for Stellar trades
As earlier stated, the roadmap for StellarX will not change with the acquisition. Therefore, the above roadmap will still be implemented per the announcement.
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