DCEX will serve as a digital currency exchange for retail and institutional investors and is using Ripple’s digital currency, XRP, as its base currency. This move makes DCEX the first marketplace to use XRP exclusively. At launch, the exchange allows users to trade in 15 coin pairs, including the most popular currencies, Bitcoin, Litecoin, and Ethereum. The exchange plans to add more pairs later this year.
Features of the exchange include:
- Conduct high-speed transfers between exchanges
- Designed to facilitate up to one million transactions per second
- Connect to APIs to facilitate high frequency crypto trading
- Move XRP between DCEX and other marketplaces at a low cost
In a blog post announcement on Medium, Salil Donde, AlphaPoint CEO said, “We, as founders, have been in the crypto space since its inception… At DCEX we firmly believe that a true industry leader must be unrivaled in every element of the service it offers. We offer the excitement of trading, and provide you with the means to navigate the uncharted waters of cryptocurrency trading.”
The exchange will begin trading in a couple of weeks, but users can sign up for early access.
Founded in 2013, AlphaPoint powers digital asset networks and maintains the AlphaPoint Distributed Ledger Platform (ADLP), the platform on which the asset issuance and custody solution is based. The ADLP interoperates with more than 20 ledger technologies. At FinovateFall 2017, the company showcased the ADLP Reconciliation Platform, which combines blockchain-based asymmetric access controls and machine-enforced domain compliance for order management and other activities. The Reconciliation Platform reduces time and cost associated with manual, post-trade reconciliation processes.
In June of this year, AlphaPoint raised $15 million in funding, bringing its total capital to $16.6 million. Last week, the company appointed Kristin Boggiano as Chief Legal Officer.