The European cryptocurrency exchange of trust for individual and institutional traders and investors.

Detailed description

Blockchain.io is your gateway to the Internet of Value. In the coming Internet of value, decentralized blockchain-operated value networks will become mainstream and compliant, enabling billions of Internet users to exchange value as quickly and as easily as they exchange information today.

Multiple cryptocurrencies will co-exist. Each cryptocurrency will serve the needs of a community of users to securely trade any type of assets, rights, goods, or services thatis of value to them in a decentralized value network, i.e. without supervision by a central authority.

As a cryptocurrency exchange, Blockchain.io will play a major role in the Internet of Value’s ecosystem. It will be the marketplace where cryptocurrencies will be traded against each other, a gateway to and a bridge across the multiple value networks powered by different blockchains/cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH).

Blockchain.io will combine the efficiency of a low-latency full-featured centralized exchange with decentralized “trustless” cross-chain settlement. The project leverages the latest developments in cross-chain atomic swaps, cryptographic protocols, and payment networks such as Lightning and Raiden. These developments will overcome the scalability issues of decentralized blockchains, allow transactions across heterogenous blockchains, increase the speed and lower the cost of these transactions, making them ready for mass adoption.

Blockchain.io is driven by the highly experienced team of cryptocurrency experts who, seven years ago, founded Paymium, a fiat/bitcoin exchange catering to the underserved Euro market. Blockchain.io shares Paymium’s highest security, reliability, and accountability standards. It strives to overcome the shortcomings of rival crypto exchanges that have repeatedly caused severe losses for issuers and token holders. To achieve this, the team relies on its advanced knowledge of cryptographic technology, its operational in-depth understanding of the crypto world, and a strong company culture committed to security and compliance.


Operating a cryptocurrency exchange is a multifaceted service business with distinct functions ranging from custody services to providing underlying information and trading facilities. More generally, the exchange must create a trusted environment that fosters transactions. 

Unfortunately, hackers and fraudsters are constantly trying to break into exchanges which they see as the weakest link in the cryptocurrency infrastructure. 

Faced by this challenge, many exchanges have shown themselves to be unsafe, unreliable, non-compliant, and opaque. Since 2011, over 1 million bitcoins have been taken from their rightful owners by hackers and fraudsters. Users of non-compliant exchanges had their accounts frozen or seized. Traders were faced with unexpected platform shutdowns and non-responsive, opaque management. 

Regulators and institutional investors have pointed out these shortcomings which are currently hampering the growth of cryptocurrencies and cryptocurrency networks.


Highest Security, Reliability, and Accountability Standards 

Aiming for European Leadership Blockchain.io aims to overcome the current shortcomings of the crypto exchange market by applying the highest standards in security, reliability, compliance, and accountability. 

To achieve this, the team will rely on its advanced knowledge of cryptographic technology, its operational in-depth understanding of the crypto world, its strict discipline in software development, and its longstanding commitment to compliance and accountability. 

The founders of Blockchain.io are a seasoned team with in-depth knowledge of cryptocurrency protocols. They pioneered cryptocurrencies in Europe in 2009. They subsequently created Paymium in 2011, making it the first European Bitcoin exchange. 

Paymium claims the highest standards in security, reliability and accountability, which will also be the hallmark of Blockchain.io. Paymium has been operating hackfree since 2013. A company culture of commitment to security and technological competence are the underlying basis for this excellence. 

In terms of compliance and accountability, Paymium is, to the best of our knowledge, the only crypto exchange whose financial accounts are fully audited by an external auditor with a European title equivalent to an American CPA. The platform applies on a voluntary basis, and complies with, European Banking requirements for antimoney laundering (AML) and know-yourcustomer (KYC) procedures. 

Paymium and Blockchain.io offerings are a perfect pair and the logical next step to meet the rising expectations of the crypto world as it evolves into the Internet of Value.


Safe and Regulated Adoption of Cryptocurrencies

Ultra-secure & non-custodial

Encrypted cold storage and cryptographic proof of reserves. Fair-exchange protocols to eliminate the counter-party risk.

Fully compliant & transparent

Exhaustive accounting records regularly audited. Aims to comply with all applicable regulations and international laws.

Reliable infrastructure

Minimal downtime, restricted to maintenance, or migration. Resilience under high volume or DOS attacks. No technical debt.

Institutional ICO & token listing

An ICO service going from planning and execution of ICO campaign to providing ICO token liquidity via listing on Blockchain.io at the outset of the ICO.

Select digital currencies

Listing of currencies following a technical selection process (sustainability, technical and deep protocol reviews).

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  • Token details

    • Token symbol ? Token symbol — a shorten token name. It is used during an ICO and after the coin listing at the cryptocurrency exchanges. : BCIO
    • Fundrasing target ? Fundraising target — the maximum amount of funds to be raised during an ICO. When it is reached, the developers stop selling the tokens because they do not need to raise more money for the project development. : 20,000,000 EUR
    • Token type ? Token type — a platform for a startup launch that influences the stability of blockchain operation, the speed of transactions and the fees. :Ethereum (ERC20)
    • Soft cap ? Soft cap — the minimum amount of funds to be raised for the project development. Sometimes when the soft cap has not been reached, the money is returned to the participants. : NA
    • Role of token ? Role of Token — type of token depending on the opportunities it offers to its owner. Utility tokens give their owners a right to use the project services, security tokens are aimed at bringing profit, and currency tokens are a money substitute. :Utility token
    • Total supply ? Total supply — a total amount of tokens that will be released by the developers. :100,000,000 BCIO
    • Escrow agent ? Escrow agent — a qualified agent who has the right of signature in a multisig wallet. An escrow agent participates in an ICO, monitors the financial operations of the developers and confirms their fairness. :No
    • Tokens for sale ? Tokens for sale — the number of tokens offered to the participants of an ICO. :55,000,000 BCIO
    • Whitelist ? Whitelist — a list of participants, who get an opportunity to buy tokens. To be whitelisted, you need to register on time because the number of participants and the registration period are usually limited. :Whitelist N/A
    • Additional emission ? Additional emission — an additional release of tokens. It can be done once after the crowd sale or on an ongoing basis. In the projects with a limited emission there is no additional emission. :No
    • Exchange listing ? Exchange listing — an assumed date when the token will be listed at a cryptocurrency exchange. The developers usually indicate it in a roadmap and a white paper. :NA
    • Accepting currencies ? Accepting currencies — cryptocurrencies and fiat currencies that can be used for buying the project tokens. :BTC, ETH,
    • Can't participate ? Can't participate — the countries where it is prohibited to buy tokens. These can be countries where ICOs are prohibited altogether, or countries that have the requirements that a particular project does not meet. :American Samoa, Ethiopia, Guam, Iran, Namibia, North Korea, Pakistan, Palau, Samoa, Serbia, Sri Lanka, Syria, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Virgin Islands, Yemen,
    • Know Your Customer (KYC) ? Know Your Customer — a verification procedure for ICO participants, during which the developers can ask for personal data, a photo and a scanned copy of a passport of a potential investor. :No
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  • Token and Funds Distribution

    Token distribution date

    Sep 27, 2018

    Unsold tokens

    Will be burnt

      • Token Distribution

        • Funds Distribution

      Sale schedule

      No information
      • Team

        • Pierre Noizat photo
          Pierre Noizat
          Founder & CEO
        • Dominique Rodrigues photo
          Dominique Rodrigues
        • Pierre Tavernier photo
          Pierre Tavernier
        • Laetitia Zito photo
          Laetitia Zito
        • Anthony Grouselle photo
          Anthony Grouselle
          Full-stack developer
        • Samuel Bezerra photo
          Samuel Bezerra
          Mobile developer and Product Owner
        • Emmanuel Vaillant photo
          Emmanuel Vaillant
          Dev Ops
        • Paul Gaston Gouron photo
          Paul Gaston Gouron
          Full-stack developer
        • Guillaume Berche photo
          Guillaume Berche
          Marketing & Business developer
        • Julien Lee Kien On photo
          Julien Lee Kien On
          Marketing & Business developer
        • Anne Bezet photo
          Anne Bezet
          Account Manager
        • Victor Labrusse photo
          Victor Labrusse
          Marketing Manager
        • Romain Villa photo
          Romain Villa
          Client Support Manager
      • Advisors


      • Q4 - 2018
        Cryptocurrency Exchange

        Built on Paymium’s proven security and technological record. A high level of digital asset protection and safe record of transactions. High availability and high scalability trade matching engine to sustain a deep orderbook on all pairs.

      • Q1 - 2019
        Token Listing & ICO Services

        Advisory and technology services to execute institutional ICOs. New listing to foster enhanced token liquidity.

      • Q1 - 2019
        Market making

        Proprietary market making algorithms to provide additional liquidity and manage our token inventory

      • Q2- 2019
        Decentralized Settlement

        Decentralized settlement option to enable traders to execute trade orders via cross-chain atomic swaps, leveraging a cryptographic protocol designed specifically for trading, addressing issues of prior protocols such as front-running and grieving.

      • Q3 - 2019
        Periodic Auctions

        Transparent auctions several times a day to bootstrap new currency markets with an efficient price discovery mechanism.

      • Q4 - 2019
        Margin Trading

        Traders can borrow to open leveraged (or not) long or short positions guaranteed with a security margin.

      • Q1 - 2020
        P2P Lending

        Traders borrow money from other platform users or from the Blockchain.io inventory for larger amounts.