Providence, Seychelles — January 15, 2019 — Digitex Futures, a non-custodial commission-free futures trading exchange, has begun onboarding traders to the Beta version of its platform. Marking exactly one year since the Digitex ICO, the ambitious crypto startup has taken CEO Adam Todd’s vision from an idea to reality in just 12 months.
The Beta of the Digitex Futures exchange is a closed version that will eventually be available to a group of 5,000 traders. Onboarding officially starts this week and the company’s developers will be adding more traders to the exchange gradually and continuously.
While the exchange will offer additional futures markets including Ethereum, and Litecoin futures, the Beta version of the exchange will offer Bitcoin futures only.
Adam Todd CEO and Founder of Digitex Futures comments, “We’re delighted that the first version of our commission-free exchange is now ready. This period before quarter two public launch will be crucial in ensuring that any bugs are found and reported, that user feedback is taken into consideration, and that all features are working flawlessly. In less than a year, we’ve already done what we said we would and now we’re ready to shoot for more.”
First 5,000 in the Beta Exclusively for Trading
Digitex decided to roll out the exchange to a small group of friendly traders first to provide the perfect testing ground before public launch. It’s not a random group of traders who will be taking the exchange through its paces. The first 5,000 traders on the platform had to compete for their slot in the Beta and each had 1,000 DGTX airdropped into their accounts.
The top 10 winners, who were the first names on the Digitex Futures Early Access waitlist, received a massive 100K DGTX each. But this isn’t just “free money.” The Beta version of the exchange doesn’t offer traders the possibility of depositing or withdrawing funds. The company realized that the best way to ensure a bug-free robust exchange was through active traders making as many trades as possible.
All testers are required to trade with their DGTX and will be encouraged to hand over their feedback, report any possible glitches, and share their experiences with the rest of the Digitex Community–one of the largest in the industry. The Digitex Futures Telegram group is consistently among the most active and engaged on the platform and is staffed 24/7 to answer questions on the chat.
Early Access Waitlist Reopens
The Early Access Waitlist campaign for the closed Beta version was a roaring success. In just four months, Digitex saw more than 850K signups to its platform. After the first 5,000 winners were notified, Digitex decided to reopen the waitlist until the public launch goes live. Todd says:
“With such a massive interest in our exchange, it doesn’t make any sense to keep the waitlist closed. We’re confident of having well over a million traders signed up by the time the exchange goes live. They’ll each be in with a chance of winning free DGTX and we’ll be able to hit the network effect out of the park and ensure a highly liquid exchange with a high number of engaged traders.”
After completion of the Beta version, Digitex Futures will roll out to the public in quarter two of this year, with ambitious plans for the rest of 2019. These include the full incorporation of plasma technology into the exchange to offer decentralized account balances, the offering of additional futures markets, spot trading, and a mobile app. Traders interested in the project can learn how to purchase DGTX here.