Happy 2021! December was an incredible month for the crypto community as BTC continued to reach new all-time highs. We also achieved important milestones this month, including securing an Australian Financial Service License (AFSL) shortly after becoming one of the first cryptocurrency platforms to receive in-principle approvals for a Financial Institution License and a Class 3 Virtual Financial Assets License from the Malta Financial Services Authority. We also launched Crossfire—the Crypto.com Mainnet dry-run with 2800+ validator applications already received, and began shipping Crypto.com Visa Cards in Canada earlier than anticipated!
December was also a month of new features and upgrades across our Exchange, App, and DeFi Wallet. We enabled Anti-Phishing Codes for App users, announced the Exchange VIP Program, listed ZIL on Supercharger, integrated DeFi Earn with DeFi Wallet, and introduced 2 weekly newsletters on Substack to keep you updated on market trends. For details about these updates and more, read on!
Introducing Crossfire, The Crypto.com Mainnet Dry-Run
We launched Crossfire, the Crypto.com Mainnet dry-run, which aims to stress-test the network in a practical, real-world setting before the public release. Crossfire marks an important milestone and is the final step before our mainnet launch. See how it works here.
Crypto.com Visa Card Now Shipping in Canada
Crypto.com Visa Cards have begun shipping to customers in Canada, further cementing its status as the most widely-available card of its kind, following launches in Singapore (Oct ‘18), the United States (July ‘19), and Europe (Apr ‘20). Get yours here.
Anti-Phishing Code Launched in the App
We launched the Anti-Phishing Code feature in the Crypto.com App to help users protect themselves from phishing attempts. Users can set up a personalised and recognisable code that will be displayed in all legitimate emails from Crypto.com. Exchange users who already set up an Anti-Phishing Code can use the same code for their App emails. More details here.
Exchange VIP Program
We are excited to announce the launch of the Crypto.com Exchange VIP Program, which rewards VIP retail clients with exclusive trading incentives and perks. The program will commence on 5 January 2021 for eligible users. See how to become a VIP here.
API Functionality Now Available for Margin Trading
Developers can now trade, borrow, repay, and transfer assets, as well as retrieve margin trading history programmatically with the Margin Trading API. Learn more about it here.
December Supercharger: Zilliqa (ZIL)
Zilliqa (ZIL) is live on Supercharger, a one-click liquidity mining platform for the most popular DeFi projects. Deposit CRO into the Supercharger pool to mine ZIL with an estimated APY of 10%. Participate here.
Crypto.com Now on Substack
Crypto.com is now on Substack! Want to get market updates and insightful findings delivered to your inbox every Monday? Be sure to subscribe to the Crypto.com Research Newsletter, and check out our DeFi Research Newsletter if you’re into DeFi.
Crypto.com Secures an Australian Financial Service License
We completed the acquisition of The Card Group Pty Ltd and secured an Australian Financial Service License (AFSL), paving way for the issuance of Crypto.com Visa Cards in Australia in 2021! Learn more here.
Crypto.com App Updates:
New Listings on the App
We listed Filecoin (FIL), The Graph (GRT), and NEAR Protocol (NEAR) in the App, in addition to a growing list of 80+ cryptocurrencies and stablecoins! Buy crypto at true cost now.
New Tokens on Recurring Buy
Recurring Buy now supports Polkadot (DOT) and Stellar (XLM), in addition to BTC, CRO, ETH, LINK, BAND, VET, ADA, XRP, AAVE, YFI, UNI, USDT, USDM, TUSD, DAI, PAX, and USDC. Users can automate their token purchases, build their position, and turn their dollars into crypto over time—starting with as little as $50 USD. More details here.
New Deposit and Withdrawal Tokens
Kusama (KSM) and Zilliqa (ZIL) deposits and withdrawals are now supported in the App.
New Supported Language for the App and Exchange
Bună ziua! The Crypto.com App and Crypto.com Exchange are now available in Romanian, bringing total languages supported to 14! We have several more languages in the pipeline that we can’t wait to share.
XRP to be Delisted from the App in the U.S.
Effective January 19, 2021 10am UTC, XRP will be delisted and trading suspended from the Crypto.com App in the U.S. See how the delisting of XRP will be handled across Crypto.com’s products here.
DeFi Earn with Compound is live in the Crypto.com DeFi Wallet
DeFi Earn is now live in the Crypto.com DeFi Wallet. Users can grow their portfolio using our new decentralised finance offering, and earn passive income without losing control of their own crypto. More details here.
New Tokens on DeFi Swap
Huobi BTC (HBTC) and renBTC (RENBTC) are now available on DeFi Swap. Liquidity Providers can enjoy Swap-Fee Sharing and boost their yield by up to 20 times when staking CRO.
DeFi Swap Integrated with OKLink and DeFi Pulse
Cosmos Network (ATOM) Supported on Crypto.com DeFi Wallet
Crypto.com DeFi Wallet now supports Cosmos Network (ATOM), in addition to 79 other tokens.
Enjoy Bonus Yield for YFI as a Liquidity Provider on DeFi Swap
Users can receive bonus yield by providing liquidity for YFI with DeFi Swap until 10 Jan 2021. A total of 0.5 YFI (worth more than USD 100,000) will be shared among Liquidity Providers during this period, with 0.25 YFI to be distributed per week. More details here.
Crypto.com Exchange Updates:
New Listings on the Exchange
We listed Loopring (LRC), Curve DAO (CRV), Zilliqa (ZIL), and The Graph (GRT)! Trade them in USDT and CRO pairs now.
New Trading Pairs on the Exchange
YFI/BTC and GRT/USDT trading pairs are now available on the Exchange.
Crypto.com Chain Updates:
Bison Trails Enlisted to Provide Validator Node Infrastructure for the Crypto.com Chain Testnet and Upcoming Mainnet
Following the announcement of Crossfire, the Crypto.com Chain mainnet dry-run, we enlisted Bison Trails to provide Validator node infrastructure support on the Crypto.com Chain. Read more about it here.
Crypto.com Chain Development Update #12
Our entire ecosystem tooling is now upgraded to the Croeseid Testnet. The new explorer for Croeseid is now live with 85+ Validator Nodes on the network, and we are getting ready to launch the Mainnet dry-run competition. Read about it here.
Crypto.com Pay Updates:
Crypto.com Pay Checkout Plugin Now Available to PrestaShop Merchants
We launched Crypto.com Pay Checkout plugin on PrestaShop, an eCommerce marketplace powering 300,000 online shops globally. Learn how to accept cryptocurrency payments with our setup guide here.
Crypto.com Card Updates:
Crypto.com Visa Card Staking Requirements Update
We are updating our Card Staking Requirements on 18 January 2020. See the new rates here.
Crypto.com Credit Updates:
New Collaterals Supported
Users can now secure an instant loan with a 50% LTV ratio by using ADA, ALGO, ATOM, VET, LINK, and WBTC as collateral. There are no credit checks or repayment deadlines. More details here.
AMA with Our CEO Kris Marszalek
We hosted a live AMA with our CEO Kris Marszalek on 17 December, where he answered community questions. Missed it? Watch the AMA here.
AMA with Boston Consulting Group
We hosted a live AMA with Boston Consulting Group Expert Principal Igor Mikhalev and our COO Eric Anziani on 1 December to discuss the DeFi market. Missed it? Watch the AMA here.
AMA with Ren
We hosted a live AMA with Ren COO Michael Burgess on 15 December to discuss and answer viewers’ questions about the project. Missed it? Watch the AMA here.
‘The Rise of Decentralized Finance: Disruption or Opportunity?’ Webinar at CFA Institute
Our COO Eric Anziani joined ‘The Rise of Decentralized Finance: Disruption or Opportunity?’ webinar at CFA Institute on 8 December to discuss the newest trends, challenges, and opportunities in DeFi.
Opening Keynote at Paris Blockchain Week Virtual Summit
Our COO Eric Anziani joined the ‘CeFi vs DeFi’ opening keynote at the Paris Blockchain Week Virtual Summit on 10 December. View slides from the presentation here.
‘Leading the Way in Mass Adoption’ at Paris Blockchain Week Virtual Summit
Our Europe General Manager Mariana Gospodinova joined the ‘Leading the Way in Mass Adoption’ chat at Paris Blockchain Week Virtual Summit on 9 December to discuss retail products in the crypto space.
Crypto.com at Singapore Fintech Festival 2020
We hosted a digital exhibit in the Blockchain zone at Singapore Fintech Festival 2020 from 7 to 11 December.
‘Secure Enclave Signing Backend for Tendermint KMS’ at the Cosmos Interchain Conversations II Virtual Summit
Our Crypto.com Chain Lead Engineer and Researcher Tomas Tauber joined the ‘Secure Enclave Signing Backend for Tendermint KMS’ talk at the Cosmos Interchain Conversations II Virtual Summit on 12 December to share solution insights.
Hong Kong Business Magazine ‘Cybersecurity Executive of the Year’
Our CISO Jason Lau was recognised as the ‘Executive of the Year’ in the Cybersecurity category by Hong Kong Business Magazine. Learn more about Jason here.
Gary Or, CTO & Co-Founder of Crypto.com Launches Particle B
Our CTO and Co-founder Gary Or has launched Particle B, an accelerator that will incubate DeFi projects built on the Crypto.com Chain, as well as the Bitcoin and Ethereum networks. Gary has stepped down from his role as CTO to focus on Particle B full-time. More details here.
Golem (GNT) to ERC-20 Migration
We supported the Golem (GNT) to ERC-20 Migration on 8 December.
Cardano (ADA) Protocol Upgrade
We supported the Cardano (ADA) protocol upgrade (codename: Allegra) on 16 December.
Events of the Month:
A Very Crypto.com Christmas
We celebrated the holiday season with 14 days of giving to show our appreciation for our users. Giveaways and lucky draws were held across the App, Exchange, Pay, and Community. More details here.
Margin Trading Race with 5 BTC Prize Pool
Following the successful launch of Margin Trading on the Crypto.com Exchange, we held the first Margin Trading Race with a total prize pool of 5 BTC. More details here.
Zilliqa (ZIL) Listed on The Syndicate
ZIL was listed on The Syndicate at 50% off, and the event was a success: 37.8 times oversubscribed, 7.7M ZIL allocated, 76.8M CRO contributed by 1,937 users with a 137.94% APY.
Bitcoin (BTC) Listed on Supercharger
BTC was listed on Supercharger for users to farm. View details of the event here.
Crypto.com Chain Quiz on Twitter
We hosted a Crypto.com Chain Quiz on Twitter this month. Follow our official Twitter account for the chance to win USD 100 worth of CRO each week.
TrueFi (TRU) Bonus Yield on DeFi Swap
TRU Liquidity Providers received bonus yield on DeFi Swap between 25 November and 8 December, with a total of 100,000 TRU distributed over this period. More details here.
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- Business Insider Australia
- Crypto Briefing
- Crowdfund Insider
- Crypto Slate
- Fintech Hong Kong
- Jumpstart Magazine
- The Block
- Apple Daily (Chinese)
- IT Pro Magazine (Chinese)
- PC Tech (Chinese)
- Tech Ritual (Chinese)