BlockEx Digital Asset Platform Announces Carbone Blue Trading Upgrade


Digital asset exchange provider BlockEx, has launched its new upgrade to its exchange platform. This upgrade is the most significant to date, with its enhanced BlockExMarkets.com brokerage service.

Carbon Blue brings about up to ten times increased performance and a brand-new interface that is geared towards the new trade room. It also features a new ‘flash sale’ feature, a primary listing card and an upgraded KYC flow that streamline the process of ICO (Initial Coin Offering) issuance.

There is a new crypto-to-crypto trading engine that will provide support to the release of new secondary market tokens. These tokens include LOCI, RCC and others that are to come in the near future. The platform gives reprieve to many traders with the reduction of minimum deposit limits. You can also purchase tokens directly using conventional or fiat currencies.

The CEO (Chief Executive Officer) of BlockEx, Adam Leonard said in his statement that they are very excited about the launch of Carbon Blue to their award-winning platform. He terms the launch as a major milestone following many months of research and development. The upgrade comes with positive prospects and introduces utility features to BlockExMarkets.com. It is developed around a new trade room that includes crypto-pairs as well as useful primary and secondary listing tools. Having been built on an ‘evergreen’ architecture, which one of its kind in this industry, it will come in handy when launching future upgrades lined up in the course of the next few months.

The new Carbon Blue Launch features the following key upgrades

Streamlined onboarding: There is improved KYC (Know Your Customer) processes, improved sign-up and improved tools to help users set up their accounts and get running easily. They have reduced minimum card deposits from 500 euros to 250 euros to enable more traders to get on board.

Comprehensive primary listing service: There is a new Multi-Rounds feature that allows several parallel offers for the same token. These includes flash sales in private, public and general sales. You will also love the efficiency of purchasing ICO tokens.

BlockEx Carbon Blue FAQs

Carbon Blue is BlockEx’s largest software release since the company was established towards the end of 2017. The company named the launch as such to signify the large leap in functionality. This name was derived from colors of an earlier design skin concept the company’s developers were working on that was part of delivering better clarity for traders in trading rooms.

What is the difference between a ‘brokerage and an ‘exchange’?

BlockEx operates and manages a trading exchange and an asset management platform. This platform allows the listing and trading of cryptocurrencies and other digital assets. On the other hand, brokerages are specific companies that operate on such exchange platforms. Each of the brokerage firms is distinct, but their liquidity comes from the pool of the entire exchange network.

What is a skin?

Skin is the term used to refer to the interface seen by users. The company has developed a range of skins suited for different brokerages. These brokerages can choose their preferred skins to represent their brands.

What are the most useful features or tools of the Carbon Blue upgrade?

One of the most important features that traders and the company’s white label partners will find useful is the new trading room. Other features that are equally significant include the slicker user interface, high-frequency trading (HFT) performance increase, new crypto pairs, KYC improvements, and minimum card deposits. The company’s ICO partners are impressed by the improved social team icons and the ICO purchase cart.

What is pooled liquidity?

In a pooled liquidity network, a number of brokerages come together and operate on a single trading marketplace. The brokerages create a large resource pool providing a larger marketplace for traders. Such a market place is better and has more opportunities than a single exchange platform. BlockEx provides such a pool of liquidity creating a market in which different brokerages come together using the company’s platform.

How many brokerages are on the BlockEx exchange platform?

As of the moment, the company is running its own BlockExMarkets.com. In addition to this, there are half a dozen white label brokerage partners that are in soft launch mode. These brokerages will go fully live in about 60 days after Carbon Blue is released.

What mobile improvements are on this upgrade?

Carbon Blue upgrade was not focused on any particular upgrades on the mobile experience. There are some minor updates though after numerous customer requests. The firm has created a mobile navigation menu that allows users to view market information. They have further improved the mobile interface and improved its navigation streamlining it with the desktop platform. There are further plans to have more improvements and upgrades in the course of the next six months that will further improve the platform’s mobile experience.

When should users expect more secondary token listings? How are these tokens chosen?

The company is targeting about 50 secondary tokens to be listed on the exchange. The tokens will be listed as soon as possible since it is a straight forward process, but after a thorough selection that will see only those tokens with strong positions and those that have a vibrant community with a viable number of potential clients who can buy them using fiat currency.

What is ‘Evergreen architecture’ as mentioned in your press release?

The term ‘Evergreen IT’ is a technical term that denotes an approach to IT architecture, provisioning and operational management. It is built to provide loose coupling logically different layers of the IT stack. This provision is developed to enable companies to be diverse in the manner in which they launch their product components and modules on their platforms.

Taking up this IT approach enables with the robust development enables BlockEx to deploy minor weekly and major monthly updates predictably and efficiently.

What is your next project?

The company has a number of improvements for the upgrade every month through 2018. There will be changes in the ICO sales module, introduction of a new quick trade feature, YOTI KYC ‘passporting’ system support, replacement of deposit and withdrawal module and an additional change to user interface

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