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What is Gate.io?

What is Gate.io?

One of the oldest cryptocurrency exchanges, created in China, but still operating in the U.S., is one of the top 20 trading platforms in terms of daily volume. It supports at least 400 cryptocurrency pairs and token listings.

Full name of the company: Gate Technology Inc.

Foundation date: 2013

Founder: Lin Han (PRC)

Capitalization: more than 2 billion dollars

Legal status: registration in the United States, Virginia

Market geography: almost all countries except North Korea, Cuba, Sudan, Syria, Venezuela, Iran, and Pakistan


Company products

The Gate.io cryptocurrency exchange offers a large selection of trading instruments for trading activities. Today the service offers more than 400 cryptocurrency pairs, and the platform itself is among the top 20 in terms of daily transaction volumes.

SmartMesh, Aeternity, Skrumble Network cryptocurrencies are traded with the highest liquidity at Gate.io. The most popular pairs for trading are BTC/USDT, EOS/USDT, BCH/USDT, LTC/USDT, HT/USDT, GTC/USDT, ETH/USDT, and ONT/USDT. Limit orders and trading on Price Condition and Time Condition are available to traders.

The crypto exchange interface offers 15 languages and 14 currencies to open an account, you can also choose a floating rate option. All registered clients undergo a mandatory KYC verification of their accounts. All data is encrypted via SSL protocol, while traders' deposit funds are transferred to offline storage.

The trading terminal provides all the key information:

  • current cryptocurrency trading pairs are available;
  • you can choose the main trading coin;
  • the chart on the target asset is displayed;
  • there is an order book;
  • all trading history is recorded;
  • trading mode selection;
  • recording of all transactions made on the exchange.

Gate.io provides customers with several types of trading:

  • spot trading - buying the assets you are interested in for cryptocurrency or fiat;
  • margin trading - leverage up to 1:3, and leverage up to 1:100 for contracts;
  • ETF – a cryptocurrency exchange-traded fund that allows a participant to buy a part of an already built portfolio of different digital currencies. It acts like a regular exchange-traded fund but with digital assets.
  • Push-transactions - peer-to-peer buying or selling of cryptocurrencies between clients of the platform (no need for extra confirmation of the transfer);
  • contract market - cryptocurrency futures, delivery futures, CCBC contracts, Warrant.

The minimum deposit for trading on cryptocurrency exchange is 0,0001 coins (for any cryptocurrency). If you make a deposit in Bitcoins, you need to deposit 0.0001 BTC, the same applies to Ethereum or LightCoin - 0.0001 ETH and 0.0001 LTC, respectively.

The profit withdrawal limit is 100 BTC per day, and the minimum trading commission is 0.2%.

You can access the Gate.io platform via PC or by installing a mobile app on an Android or iOS-driven smartphone/tablet.

The company actively cooperates with ICO startups and regularly holds token AirDrops. A special Announcements section provides news about the upcoming coin and token listings, updates, and other important events.

The Gate cross-chain is a technological solution that allows different blockchains to interact with each other for cryptocurrency exchange.

There is free circulation of all cryptocurrencies, leaving users to choose the blockchain they want to join to complete the transaction. Gate.io cross-chain provides interaction with BTC/OMNI, ETH/ERC-20, Tron/TRC-20, BSC/BEP-20, EOS, Heco, Solana, Algorand, Polygon, DBC, Neo N2, Arbitrum, GateChain/GRC-20, Terra, Metis Token, Shiden EVM, TLOS, Telos EVM, Flow, and others.

GateChain is an innovative public network that allows all blockchain assets to be stored and exchanged securely. The technology solves the problem of stolen tokens and cryptocurrencies, as well as private keys by organizing a system of decentralized transactions and cross-chain transfers.

High-speed transactions characterize the network since the delay is less than 1 second, as well as the implementation of Proof-of-Stake consensus mining.

Gate Token (GT) is the crypto exchange's own token, used to simplify investment processes on the platform and help develop the GateChain ecosystem. A total of 1 billion coins have been issued.

Gate Token allows you to increase your VIP level, use it in debiting trading commissions, and take part in exclusive events.

Wallet.IO is a cryptocurrency wallet that supports major cryptocurrencies and other popular coins. Available assets include BTC/USD, ETH/USD, LTC/USD, XRP/USD pairs, all tokens of the EOS network, QRC-20 tokens of the QTUM network, ERC-20 tokens, and NEP-5. The wallet is accessed through a trading account with further data synchronization on any device.

Gate Ventures is a venture capital branch of the company that invests in decentralized infrastructure, ecosystems, and DApps to boost the development of digital technology.


History

2013 – Lin Han created one of the world's and China's oldest cryptocurrency exchanges, called Bter.com.

2015 – a hacker attack took place, resulting in the theft of 7,000 bitcoins stored in cold wallets. That seriously damaged the reputation of the exchange. 

2017 – there was a global rebranding of the crypto-platform and its transformation into the U.S. trading platform Gate.io, which Gate Technology Inc now owns. Such actions were prompted by the Chinese government's ban on cryptocurrency transactions.

2018 – in the spring, a branch opened in South Korea, and by the end of summer, the crypto-exchange launched its own Wallet.IO. The year of activity ended up with introducing perpetual contracts to the list of trading tools, and the Gate.io research institute started its work.

2019 – in April, the GateChain network was officially launched.

2020 – an ETF section with a leverage option was added to the exchange's functionality, and the company developed and launched its own Gate Token. In mid-summer, the crypto exchange obtained the CER certificate, confirming the high-security rating of the platform (it got first place in the top 100 trading platforms in the world).

2021 – Gate Ventures Fund raised investments for the WOO network, and the total number of users of Gate.io crypto-exchange surpassed 8 million people

2022 – more than 10 million users trade on the platform at the beginning of the year.

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