eToro, which runs an online social trading platform, reported some exciting breakthroughs at the blockchain conference, the Consensus 2018, held in New York earlier this week. eToro company’s CEO and founder, Yoni Assia, reported that the company is now extending its operations into the United States and that it will launch a cryptocurrency wallet and a cryptocurrency exchange office in by the end of 2018.
“Consumers around the world should have access to the tools they need to participate in cryptocurrencies market, regardless of their expertise,” said Assia.
eToro online trading platform conducted a financing round to raise funds needed to emerge on the US market
eToro finished a $100 million fund-raising round last March that, as eToro’s representatives reported, it was destined to the platform’s extension to the new US market, blockchain R&D, and the digitization of its holdings. The company’s closest sources stated that the financing round included a company valorization of $800 million. The round was conducted by China Minsheng Financial and included Korea Investment Partners, SBI Group, and World Wide Invest participation.
eToro aims to bring more crypto enthusiasts to the platform by adding its own cryptocurrency wallet and cryptocurrency exchange
eToro was created in 2007 by brothers Yoni and Ronen Assia and David (Dudu) Ring. The online trading platform is officially described by its founders as a ” social network for investors” where traders are welcomed to trade commodities, securities and cryptocurrencies and permits traders to talk about their investments, observe what other investors are trading, and adapt or simply copy the more experienced traders’ investments strategies.
According to eToro statistics, the trading platform serves more than 10 million customers from over 140 countries.
According to the future eToro’s plans, the company aims to bring more crypto enthusiasts to the platform as its CEO and co-founder Yoni Assia admitted that eToro will launch its self-operated cryptocurrency wallet and cryptocurrency exchange. As reported, these two new features will be available by the end this year.
In the meantime, the US crypto enthusiasts can trade cryptocurrencies freely as eToro became official in the US.
Jackson Bey was born and raised in Lethbridge Alberta but moved east when he was 22. Apart from running his own consulting firm. Jackson spends his time canoeing the many lakes of Ontario. As a financial journalist Jackson has published stories for CBC Business Online, as well as Buzz Feed and Motherboard. As a contributor to Billionaire 365, Jackson mostly covers markets and trade.