ShapeShift Launching FOX Coin to Compete on ERC-20 Market

Updated on Feb 4, 2020 at 11:22 am UTC by Jeff Fawkes · 3 min read
ShapeShift Launching FOX Coin to Compete on ERC-20 Market
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ShapeShift CEO Erik Voorhees is to enable commission-free trading to anybody holding FOX ERC-20 utility token.

There are many utility tokens on the market, some of them left from the “golden ICO era” of 2017, some of them came later. Every time a smart investor is looking at a new project, he thinks – a token again? Yes, one more token, this time coming from the veterans of the industry.

To compete with Binance‘s Binance Coin and Bithumb Coin that has been recently officially launched by Bithumb, you need something special. Since Erik Voorhees, CEO and founder of ShapeShift, is not an ordinary person, having connections all over the industry, he has prepared a gift so unique you won’t be able to resist it. When registering on the platform, a user automatically gets 100 FOX tokens. He then can hold them within the account, which will grant $10 in free trading volume per token per month.

Voorhees says that his company was thinking about launching their coin since 2017. No wonder, considering this year can be named the most profitable to scammers, thieves, and even idiots. You cannot trade with losses when the market is rising all year long, right? Finally, after 2,5 years of thinking about the creation of coin, ShapeShift made it.

FOX Token Won’t Use Own Blockchain

As you may already notice, the new cryptocurrency – ERC-20 Ethereum token, is some token with high liquidity and a small area of using. It touches the lives of bitcoiners around the globe in a speedy, hardcore manner to make them leave custodial exchanges. The company will gather everything around being a non-custodial wallet. Erik noted:

“We’re hoping that this will help marginally move some people away from custodians and be more comfortable with the non-custodial model.”

Voorhees thinks that it is OK that the new coin won’t have its own blockchain. Its purpose is pretty limited, so there is no need for expensive mining equipment or video blades to perform well in mining, trading or staking this new asset. He also claims that Shapeshift will allow you to claim more benefits from staking in the future months, using the FOX. The service says that the new money will be used in different use cases, including the goal of shifting users from centralized exchanges to this new ideology. 

“ShapeShift’s goal is to make self-custody a seamless and enjoyable experience because this will help the world move toward self-sovereign finance and away from fiat,” added he.

ShapeShift Can Provide the Liquidity You Need

There is no other crypto custodian that will let you hold your coins as a self-custodian and trade for free at the same time. Only SS can process large amount of clients on their servers. Thousands of people are fleeing to the company every day, but many leave due to the KYC measures. What made this “fleeing” so special is that they buy cryptocurrencies and sell them so that the market moves somewhere.

“This has nothing to do with establishing a new chain. Basically, we’re trying to get people away from custodial exchanges. This is an endemic problem in the crypto world that was a problem in 2011 when I first got involved, and it’s still a problem. So, we realized that to solve that, we had to provide all that stuff in one place,” said Voorhees.

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Jeff Fawkes
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Jeff Fawkes is a seasoned investment professional and a crypto analyst. He has a dual degree in Business Administration and Creative Writing and is passionate when it comes to how technology impacts our society.

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