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Spanish cryptocurrency exchange, Bit2Me, has successfully raised $23.9 million (20M EUR) following three highly-demanded public sale rounds for its newly launched token, B2M. The first public sale, launched on September 6th, 2021, saw a staggering $5.9 million raised in just 59 seconds, followed by a second which raised $8.8 million in just 47 seconds. The final phase sold out in just 38 seconds, involving over 7,000 participants. Each marks some of the quickest and largest grossing for a public sale of an exchanged-based token in crypto history.
In addition to this staggering retail demand, Bit2Me also drew on its existing network of partners and investors, securing a further $3.3 million in private funds. Moreover, the Spanish exchange is confident this momentum will carry through to November 1st when B2M goes live on Bit2Me’s own cryptocurrency exchange, given both the figure raised so far and the growth of and interest from the community since B2M was launched.
Commenting on the token sale’s success, Koh Onozawa, a recent addition to Bit2Me’s advisory board, said that the sales are the product of “6 years of hard work and community building” undertaken by Bit2Me, with the team having “bootstrapped” the exchange from a small unknown exchange, to one of the largest in Europe, and the largest in the Spanish speaking world.
Onozawa went on to say that the team is excited to see what the future brings for the exchange and the change and impact it will have on the cryptocurrency exchange industry as a whole:
“We [Bit2Me] won’t stop until everyone can easily discover access and operate with crypto in their day-to-day lives.”
Evolving the Cryptocurrency Exchange Industry
Indeed, pursuant to this mission, Bit2Me has been on a development spree, reflecting its aim to become a one-stop ecosystem for all things cryptocurrency-related. Their product portfolio, aptly named the Bit2Me Suite, consists of a range of products specifically designed to cater to the bespoke needs of its committed user-base.
These comprise a series of exchange services, including Bit2Me Wallet – a multi-asset storage and exchange application that hosts over 60 different crypto assets, Bit2Me Trade – a high-frequency trading platform supporting market, limit and stop-limit orders and an over-the-counter (OTC) trading desk to support high-volume transactions.
Additionally, Bit2Me has rightly focussed on the area of the crypto-world which still arguably requires a significant amount of attention – fiat-crypto off and on-ramps. Bit2me Pay and Bit2Me Card provide payments solutions for cryptocurrency traders, allowing them to purchase crypto-assets with fiat currencies and spend crypto-assets using traditional online payment gateways.
In addition, the Bit2Me ecosystem also offers community-focused products like Bit2Me Academy for crypto learning, Bit2Me News, Bit2Me TV, directory services, event listings, loyalty programs and a range of on-demand services for the community.
B2M: Powering The Bit2Me Ecosystem
Powering all of this is Bit2Me’s newly-launched, Ethereum-based token, B2M. B2M is a utility token that acts as a medium for information and value exchange in the Bit2Me ecosystem. Users can pay for Bit2Me’s educational resources, such as courses in the Bit2Me academy using the ERC-20 token, and even receive exclusive discounts (up to 90%) on content.
These discounts also extend to fees paid when using Bit2Me’s exchange services, including Bit2Me Trade and Bit2Me Wallet. You will obtain these benefits only by holding B2M, you won’t need to spend it.
Finally, borrowing from the decentralized finance (DeFi) space, Bit2Me’s token will power the cryptocurrency exchange’s borrowing and lending facility. Users who effectively “stake” other cryptocurrency assets, such as Bitcoin (BTC) or Ethereum (ETH), making those assets available to be borrowed by others for trading purposes, will receive an interest payout. If lenders agree to receive these payouts in B2M, their earned interest will be significantly higher.
Finally, the team behind Bit2Me is also considering including a governance feature within B2M’s framework which will allow holders to vote on the platform’s product offering and additional features. This might include voting on specific features, cryptocurrency listings up and the general direction of the exchange.
If the successful public raise is an indicator of future success, Bit2Me is destined to be a giant in the cryptocurrency exchange space and remain as such for a long time into the future.