Bittrex launches Malta-based ‘International’ Trading platform, Extradicting US Customers

Bittrex’s blog revealed that they are launching a digital trading platform that will highlight a ”streamlined” token endorsement process and concentrate on international customers.

According to the release, new tokens will be endorsed and listed on the platform “within weeks instead of months.”

The new platform will work within the regulatory framework founded by the EU and Maltese government utilizing Malta’s Virtual Financial Asset (VFA) specifically. The one-year company is intending to apply to the Malta Financial Services Authority to become a regulated virtual financial asset exchange.

Before it was labeled as Bittrex Malta, the exchange claimed that the trading will be accessible to clients from all countries apart from the US stating “[c]urrent and new U.S.-based customers will continue to use and will not have access to international markets.”

According to coinmarketcap, Bittrex is an American cryptocurrency exchange established in 2013. The exchange is currently positioned at 43rd when it comes to daily trade volumes.

Last month, Bittrex invested in Palladium, a Malta-based blockchain company, getting a 10% stake.

Last month, Bittrex became one of the members of “Virtual Commodity Association Working Group” who is a self-regulatory association for digital assets like cryptocurrencies. The company was planning to “be a precursor to the formation” of self-regulatory activity for digital currencies.


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