An update regarding BCH Hardfork

Dear Customers,
Unocoin believes in delivering the services which hold the best of our customer’s interests and keeping that in mind Unocoin is ready for the Upcoming BCH hard fork which will take place on 15th November.
 The BCH fork is expected to split into ABC Chain and SV Chain and a possible 3rd chain.
ABC chain will introduce non-backward compatible upgrades including two new operation codes and canonical transaction ordering and SV chain will restore more original operation codes and increase the maximum block size.
Unocoin will support ABC chain as it will be the more valuable chain with the greatest hash support. Believing it to be the dominant chain, Unocoin will support ABC.
We will halt all BCH deposits and withdrawals from Thursday, 15th November 8 PM IST in the interest and security of assets holders and the same would be resumed once the dominant chain becomes stable and secure. Unocoin will extend its active support which will ameliorate crypto ecosystem.
– Team Unocoin

Unodax Listed TUSD (True USD) as a base-coin

The TUSD coin is listed for trading on trading exchanges globally like Unodax and is paired with a few major cryptoassets like BTC, ETH, BNB, KRW, and USDT.

TrueUSD is the first asset token by TrustToken. TrueUSD is the first stable coin built on the TrustToken platform

The project was founded by the trifecta of Rafael Cosman, Stephen Kade, and Danny An. The project has brought in talent from Stanford University, Berkeley, Google, and Palantir. The team has legal backing from WilmerHale and Arnold & Porter, and there will be monthly reports on liquidity by Cohen & Company.

Every TrueUSD is always 100% collateralized by USD, held in professional trust firms’ banks. Transact directly with the trust firm’s bank. The TrueUSD system never touches the funds.

The TrustToken Platform bridges real-world assets and blockchains, enabling trustworthy asset tokenization.

The new asset is the first asset-backed stable coin by the Trust Token project. The service, True Coin, links bank funds in escrow with the issuance of the token.

Beyond serving as a liquidity token on exchanges initially, TUSD may also be used for e-commerce, by being available for international transfers without exchange rate risk.

To increase the amount of security, fiduciaries, and banks directly handle all the funds. Escrowed funds do not give access to the TrueUSD system.

An individual or an institute is allowed to redeem TUSD for USD after getting a verified account on TrueCoin that has also passed a standard AML/KYC check.

The market cap ranking of the TUSD cryptocurrency is beyond 100 as of June 2018, and it holds a market capitalization of $72.6 million as of the same time. A total number of 72,892,045 TUSD coins are in circulation.

The one major things thing that makes TUSD different from few major digital currencies is that it is a stable coin.

An update regarding INR deposits and withdrawals

Dear Unocoin users,

We have always believed in offering our customers with the best and most secure blockchain services. Since December 2013, our team has been serving the Indian bitcoin and blockchain community by continuously innovating:

  • Industry-leading Crypto-Assets and Blockchain company offering two market-leading platforms: Unocoin, an online brokerage for trading bitcoin, and Unodax, an order matching crypto exchange.
  • Providing 24×7 customer support by email and telephone.
  • Unique buying plans such as SBP (systematic buying plans) & OTC (over the counter) along with multi-tier membership programs.
  • Introducing new features such as Crypto Basket, etc.

We are all aware of the RBI’s recent stance issued about the discontinuation of services by RBI regulated entities (banks/ payment gateways) for the purchase and selling of cryptoassets.

Due to the RBI’s recent notification on ‘Prohibition on Dealing in Virtual Currencies’, our banking relationships are likely to be disrupted on or before July 5th, 2018. We are in the process of deploying new mechanisms for INR deposits and withdrawals. This is not a small undertaking and it will take us some time to deploy new solutions, please do not panic. Until further notice from our team, customers may continue INR deposits and withdrawals from Unocoin through normal banking channels as long as our bank accounts are functional beyond which the bank accounts based deposits and withdrawals of INR won’t be available till the RBI’s notice stay effective.

Regards

Team Unocoin

 

Update on 3rd July 2018:

RBI vs Cryptocurrency Exchanges: Supreme Court to Hear Plea on 20th July

The holiday bench of the Supreme Court has refused to hear the plea for interim relief. The hearing is set for the 20th of July. Banking services are expected to be revoked this week. We would like to let you know that this is not a ban on Cryptoasset and a policy in this regard is expected in the near future. However, if you are withdrawing or depositing any rupees in Unocoin, there could be a time when we may not honour such requests. Please continue to trade once you have understood the risk.

Unocoin launches UNODAX, a live order-book trading platform for active traders

New Delhi, May 31, 2018: India’s leading bitcoin and crypto-assets exchange, Unocoin announced the launch of UNODAX. Simplifying its offerings, UNODAX is a dedicated platform for live order-book trading of various altcoins, supporting the growing ambition of highly active crypto traders with an extensive range of tools and functionalities.

 

UNODAX supports multiple crypto-assets and provides crypto trading enthusiasts with unlimited order validity and transparent order depth. Following a maker-taker fee model, it provides exclusive maker benefits. The maker fee is only 0.4%, while the taker fee is also reduced to 0.6%. UNODAX is accessible through a web portal, Android and iOS app.

 

Commenting on the launch, Sathvik Vishwanath, Co-founder and CEO, Unocoin said, “It is a crucial step for us to announce the launch of UNODAX and simultaneously, establish two distinguish and dedicated platforms for two of our fundamental offerings. While Unocoin will support bitcoin wallet services, UNODAX is exclusively meant for crypto trading enthusiasts, making available a range of dedicated services, tools and functionalities. Its launch follows our vision of simplifying the process for users and achieving better scalability and performance. We have also ensured a smooth transition for our existing users, without them suffering any hiccups in the process.”

 

With the launch of UNODAX, Unocoin has taken the crucial step of distinguishing two of its core products, in order to achieve better scalability and performance. The differentiation is followed by a UI upgrade as well. In addition to UNODAX, Unocoin serves as a bitcoin wallet and brokerage service platform. It will preserve the broader game to promote and flourish the use of bitcoin and build a robust ecosystem for cryptoassets with a range of services, including systematic buying plan, merchant gateway, mobile and DTH payments, bitcoin wallet service and auto-selling bitcoin receivables.

 

This migration of exchange platform to UNODAX is being performed without any hiccups to Unocoin users. With both domains and services running on the same Unocoin backend servers, users will retain their login credentials and transaction history across the sites. For a user, nothing changes — except for the fact that you now get distinct websites that aim for speed and performance.

 

For more details, visit: www.unodax.com

Android app: https://goo.gl/VQEJJZ

iOS app: https://goo.gl/5KY5RF

Regarding the press release by RBI on 05 April 2018

Dear Customers,

This is w.r.t. the press release issued by RBI on 5th April 2018. As per the notice, RBI has decided to axe the relationship between it’s regulated bodies (Banks) and any individual or business entities dealing with cryptocurrencies. The Banks that are already working with cryptocurrency companies are given a timeline of 3 months to cease the support.

As a company, we want to clarify and assure you few things. Please note the notice issued doesn’t talk about the legality of cryptocurrencies as such and hence the legality status of Bitcoin or other crypto-currencies In India remain unchanged. This decision of RBI’s was more in line with it’s earlier statements on the risk associated with the cryptos.

We just want to assure you that your funds (INR, BTC and other cryptos) are absolutely safe with us as ever and there is no need to worry about their safety. As always, you can still continue to use our platform as before and if need be you can still withdraw your funds.

As on today, no banks (that we are working with) have issued any notice to us and when they do and if it has an impact on you and /or us, we will surely communicate to you.

 

Sathvik V

CEO, Co-founder

Unocoin