The European cryptocurrency exchange of trust for individual and institutional traders and investors.
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.
Encrypted cold storage and cryptographic proof of reserves. Fair-exchange protocols to eliminate the counter-party risk.
Exhaustive accounting records regularly audited. Aims to comply with all applicable regulations and international laws.
Minimal downtime, restricted to maintenance, or migration. Resilience under high volume or DOS attacks. No technical debt.
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.
Listing of currencies following a technical selection process (sustainability, technical and deep protocol reviews).
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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.
Advisory and technology services to execute institutional ICOs. New listing to foster enhanced token liquidity.
Proprietary market making algorithms to provide additional liquidity and manage our token inventory
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.
Transparent auctions several times a day to bootstrap new currency markets with an efficient price discovery mechanism.
Traders can borrow to open leveraged (or not) long or short positions guaranteed with a security margin.
Traders borrow money from other platform users or from the Blockchain.io inventory for larger amounts.