On Friday (31 August 2018), cryptocurrency exchange Poloniex, which is owned by Goldman-backed Circle, announced several new USDT pairs.
The announcement came in the form of a post on Circle's blog:
"While we continue to focus on improving the performance of Poloniex and bringing a curated set of assets to the exchange, we also attempt to implement the top requests of our customers and project developers where possible. In this spirit, we are enabling a new set of USDT trading pairs for some of our currently-listed assets, beginning with 0x (ZRX), Lisk (LSK), Dogecoin (DOGE), Golem (GNT), and Siacoin (SIA)."
In the past few weeks, the Poloniex team has been quite busy with adding support for several cryptocurrencies:
- On 21 August 2018, Poloniex said that it was opening markets in Basic Attention Token (BAT) and Loom Network (LOOM), and that trading in USDT, BTC, and ETH pairs for these two cryptocurrencies would be enabled on 22 August 2018.
- On 14 August 2018, Poloniex announced the opening of markets in Status (SNT) and Kyber Network (KNC).
- On 31 July 2018, Poloniex announced that it would enable trading in EOS/USDT, EOS/BTC, and EOS/ETH pairs on 1 August 2018.
With regard to today's additions, the one that is most noteworthy is Dogecoin, which has had quite a strong rally in the past couple of days. According to data from CryptoCompare, at press time, DOGE is trading at $0.004, up 33.38% in the past 24-hour period.
Also, on Thursday (30 August 2018), Yahoo Finance announced on its Tumblr blog that its iOS app now had cryptoccurrency trading capabilities, and (rather surprisingly) Dogecoin was listed as one of the four supported cryptocurrencies (the other three were Bitcoin, Ether, and Litecoin).
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