Introducing ZRX, MKR, KNC, DAI and GUSD at Bitstamp with zero fees until the end of May!

[Article updated with new launch schedule on 22 February 2021]

UPDATE: We are delaying the launch of our DeFi-focused batch of assets by one week - see the updated release schedule below. The new assets may not be immediately available to our customers in the US. We will provide an update as soon as we have a definitive US release schedule.

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Over the past year, Decentralized Finance has become one of the main drivers of innovation in the crypto industry. We’ve kept a close eye on DeFi, now we’re excited to be supporting the space more directly with this (mostly) DeFi-focused batch of new cryptocurrencies!

We’ll be adding five new stablecoins and DeFi tokens to our exchange:

  • 0x (ZRX) – an open-source protocol that enables peer-to-peer exchange of tokens
  • Maker (MKR) – the governance token of the Maker protocol
  • Kyber Network (KNC) – a decentralized protocol that enables instant swaps of different tokens
  • Dai (DAI) – a stablecoin soft-pegged to USD through Maker Protocol’s smart contracts
  • Gemini dollar (GUSD) – a regulated stablecoin backed by bank-held USD

All of these cryptocurrencies will trade with zero fees until the end of May!

1. Transfer-only mode: Deposits and withdrawals open but trading is not enabled yet.

ZRX, MKR, KNC: Monday, 1 March
DAI, GUSD: Monday, 8 March

2. Post-only mode: You will be able to place and cancel limit orders, but they will not be matched. Therefore, no orders will actually be completed during this stage.

ZRX: Tuesday, 2 March, at 8:00 AM UTC
MKR: Wednesday, 3 March, at 8:00 AM UTC
KNC: Thursday, 4 March, at 8:00 AM UTC
DAI: Tuesday, 9 March, at 8:00 AM UTC
GUSD: Wednesday, 10 March, at 8:00 AM UTC

3. Limit-only mode: Order matching will start and trades will be executed normally. However, only limit orders will be available.

ZRX: Tuesday, 2 March, at 12:00 PM UTC
MKR: Wednesday, 3 March, at 12:00 PM UTC
KNC: Thursday, 4 March, at 12:00 PM UTC
DAI: Tuesday, 9 March, at 12:00 PM UTC
GUSD: Wednesday, 10 March, at 12:00 PM UTC

4. Full trading: Once the order books gather sufficient liquidity, we will enable all order types and card purchases for the new trading pairs as well.

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Here’s a full list of new trading pairs at Bitstamp:
  • ZRX/USD
  • ZRX/EUR
  • ZRX/BTC
  • MKR/USD
  • MKR/EUR
  • MKR/BTC
  • KNC/USD
  • KNC/EUR
  • KNC/BTC
  • DAI/USD
  • GUSD/USD

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About ZRX:
0x (ZRX) is a decentralized exchange protocol that enables its users to trade with each other without having to rely on a middleman to validate transactions. It is built on Ethereum which makes it possible to trade any of Ethereum’s standard ERC-20 tokens. Find out more here.

About DAI:
Dai (DAI) is an Ethereum-based stablecoin which represents the value of the US dollar. It is backed by a mix of cryptocurrencies deposited into smart contracts and stabilized with the help of MKR. Find out more here .

About MKR:
Maker (MKR) is the governance token of the Maker Protocol and the MakerDAO decentralized organization. Maker’s governance is designed to keep the price of the stablecoin DAI as close to 1 USD as possible, through methods like addition of collateral types, controlling rates and ratios in the protocol. Find out more here .

About KNC:
Kyber Network (KNC) is a decentralized finance protocol aimed at providing on-chain liquidity without the need for an intermediary. It enables developers to build exchange flows such as token swaps or Ethereum-based payment systems and integrate them with third party applications. The network's native token is Kyber Network Crystal (KNC). Find out more here.

About GUSD:
Gemini dollar (GUSD) is a regulated stablecoin backed by US dollars held at State Street Bank and Trust Company and regularly audited to verify the 1:1 peg. It is an ERC-20 token built on the Ethereum Network that enables fast global transactions. Find out more here .