28th of February, 2020 Dukascopy Bank SA is proud to celebrate the first anniversary of the Dukascoin project. One year ago, we have officially launched the first payment crypto coin issued for public use by a licensed and regulated Swiss bank. Today it’s time to look back and observe the way the project evolved during the first year.
First of all, we would like to accentuate the fact that the Dukascoin project significantly differs from any other cryptocurrencies offered to the audience so far. The Dukascoin’s uniqueness is not about the blockchain design complexity – on the contrary, we intentionally meant for it to remain simple, this is why we had picked a popular ERC-20 standard on the Ethereum blockchain and the Airdrop distribution concept of the token called DUK+. Issuance of new tokens is free of charge and limited to new Multi-currency accounts opening at Dukascopy Bank, whereby each new client gets 5 DUK+ for free and an equal amount will be granted to a referrer if any exists. The bank itself receives 10 new coins every time a new account is created. However, the key feature of our project is the following: the Dukascoin simultaneously resides in two environments – in the blockchain and in the books of a regulated bank.
Currently near to 193 000 MCA account holders have received Dukascoins and almost 3 900 000 Dukascoins have been released. During the past year, Dukascoin holders used several available options to utilize the crypto received.
First of all, to sell and buy Dukascoins, the bank has created a secure internal marketplace that is designed as an easy-to-understand bulletin board which is linked to clients’ accounts at the bank. It allows posting conditional orders (providing liquidity) or picking the desired orders from other participants (using liquidity). All transactions executed on the internal marketplace are secured by the bank, so the client should not worry about receiving the expected value when the transaction is accepted by a third-party. More than 1 500 000 Dukascoins have changed hands in the internal marketplace during the last year and the exchange rate has quadrupled from its low at 0.5 EUR per 1 Dukascoin in June of 2019 to the high of more than 2 EUR for 1 DUK+ in January and February 2020.
To support the Dukascoin’s liquidity, the bank has developed a special program to remunerate large providers of liquidity and created the Dukascoin holders Fat Catz club. Nearly 24 000 EUR have been distributed between Dukascoin Fat Catz as of April 2019.
Also, the bank offers a system of significant rewards motivating Dukascoins savings. Rewards are based on both crypto and fiat currencies. 91 clients so far have decided to sample alternative crypto savings!
Every visitor of the Dukascoin website can track
the project’s performance on-line via the dedicated web-page
Last but not least. Dukascopy Bank has literally launched the Dukascoin into the space!
We have introduced the Silver Dukascoin: a silver coin, issued in limited quantity, created to evidence the right of a legitimate holder to receive a Gratification bonus paid by Dukascopy Bank in crypto Dukascoins.
2 series of the Silver Dukascoins are waiting for their new owners:
We congratulate all our clients and crypto enthusiasts
of the world with the anniversary of the Dukascoin project!
One Year. So far so good!
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