On Thursday (3 January 2019), cryptocurrency exchange Bitrue announced that it had added support for five new XRP trading pairs:

Bitrue, which was founded in 2018, has quickly become a favorite with members of the XRP community because of the enthusiasm and support shown by its management towards XRP. What is interesting about Bitrue is that it supported XRP as a base currency on the day that its trading platform was launched (19 July 2018).

Despite the bear market in 2018, Bitrue had impressive growth in trading volume, especially in Q4:

Bitrue’s management is quick to acknowledge that the majority of its overall trading volume is due to XRP trading:

In fact, on 5 December 2018, Bitrue’s daily XRP trading volume surpassed that of two much older and larger competitors:

Bitrue’s increasing importance in the XRP space has not been ignored by Ripple:

As of today, this is the full list of XRP trading pairs offered by Bitrue: BCH/XRP; ETC/XRP; GTO/XRP; GUSD/XRP; KNC/XRP; LINK/XRP; LTC/XRP; PAX/XRP; QKC/XRP; TUSD/XRP; WAN/XRP; WTC/XRP; ZRX/XRP; XRP/BTC; XRP/USDT; XRP/ETH; XRP/TRX; XRP/XLM; XRP/NEO; XRP/GAS; and XRP/OMG.

There is further good news ahead for XRP HODLers since on December 27th Bitrue promised to add many more XRP trading pairs in the next couple of months: