You asked we listened! U.S. Customers Can Now Buy ADA, LINK, EOS, ZIL and ATOM
We’re excited to announce that from today U.S customers can buy and sell the following cryptos:
- Cardano (ADA)
- Chainlink (LINK)
- EOS (EOS)
- Zilliqa (ZIL)
- Cosmos (ATOM).
ADA, LINK, EOS, ZIL, and ATOM are part of our Tier 4 category of cryptocurrencies, which includes up-and-coming digital assets rapidly gaining adoption.
These fast-growing cryptos are among the Top 50 by market capitalization and were launched to the rest of the world on Uphold back in 2019. They have been unavailable in the U.S. until today.
Why our newly-supported cryptos should be on your radar:
Cardano is a cryptocurrency built by and for cryptocurrency geeks. The team behind it has taken a research-first approach to design a cryptocurrency and smart contract platform that are robust enough for governments or corporations to use, but open-source, decentralized, collaborative, and open to anyone. Cardano is the first crypto to be built in the industrial-strength Haskell programming language.
The Cardano team is developing a smart contract platform that aims to deliver more advanced features than any protocol previously developed. The project features some of the most rigorous academic and commercial software standards in the industry. Cardano will use a democratic governance system that will allow the project to fund itself sustainably while allowing the project to evolve over time.
Chainlink’s (LINK) founder has described it as “blockchain middleware.” Chainlink provides the links necessary to allow smart contracts to connect with real-world data like bank software. Instead of using a single node to make these connections, which would create a single point of failure, Chainlink creates a decentralized network of ‘oracles,’ where multiple nodes evaluate the same data points. Google recently announced a partnership with Chainlink that will allow developers to use Google software to use Chainlink’s oracles. In a world where smart contracts are becoming more and more important, Chainlink is building an essential back-end tool to make them work.
Dubbed “the Ethereum killer,” EOS.IO operates as a decentralized blockchain and smart contract platform intended for the deployment of industrial-scale applications. Some developers have said it’s the most scalable blockchain protocol, because it’s free for users. The smart contract platform eliminates transaction fees and conducts millions of transactions per second. The software provides accounts, authentication, databases, asynchronous communication and the scheduling of applications across multiple CPU’s
Zilliqa (ZIL) is all about ‘sharding.’ The company has described sharding as the “secret sauce that makes Zilliqa truly scalable.” Sharding involves dividing a network into smaller groups of nodes called shards, allowing each shard to process transactions. This ‘divide and conquer’ approach vastly increases transaction speed for the end user. Sharding should enable Zilliqa to continue increasing its transaction capacity as its network grows—that’s where the claims to scalability come from. Zilliqa’s unique model also enables much cheaper transactions than some other blockchain platforms.
Cosmos, and its cryptocurrency, ATOM, are creating an Internet of Blockchains. The goal is to allow different blockchains to talk to each other, making it easier to transfer assets between different blockchain ecosystems. Cosmos also aims to be easier for developers to use than other blockchain applications. Instead of being based on proof of work, like the original blockchains, Cosmos is based on proof of stake, essentially allowing miners to mine based on their ownership ‘stake’ in the blockchain. This significantly reduces the computing power needed to mine, making Cosmos more energy-efficient and allowing for faster transactions.
*ADA, LINK, EOS, ZIL, and ATOM are available in all U.S. jurisdictions, except in the State of New York.