28th of February, 2020 Dukascopy Bank SA is proud to celebrate the first anniversary of the Dukascoin project. One year ago, we have officially launched the first payment crypto coin issued for public use by a licensed and regulated Swiss bank. Today it’s time to look back and observe the way the project evolved during the first year.
First of all, we would like to accentuate the fact that the Dukascoin project significantly differs from any other cryptocurrencies offered to the audience so far. The Dukascoin’s uniqueness is not about the blockchain design complexity – on the contrary, we intentionally meant for it to remain simple, this is why we had picked a popular ERC-20 standard on the Ethereum blockchain and the Airdrop distribution concept of the token called DUK . Issuance of new tokens is free of charge and limited to new Multi-currency accounts opening at Dukascopy Bank, whereby each new client gets 5 DUK for free and an equal amount will be granted to a referrer if any exists. The bank itself receives 10 new coins every time a new account is created. However, the key feature of our project is the following: the Dukascoin simultaneously resides in two environments – in the blockchain and in the books of a regulated bank.
Currently near to 193 000 MCA account holders have received Dukascoins and almost 3 900 000 Dukascoins have been released. During the past year, Dukascoin holders used several available options to utilize the crypto received.
First of all, to sell and buy Dukascoins, the bank has created a secure internal marketplace that is designed as an easy-to-understand bulletin board which is linked to clients’ accounts at the bank. It allows posting conditional orders (providing liquidity) or picking the desired orders from other participants (using liquidity). All transactions executed on the internal marketplace are secured by the bank, so the client should not worry about receiving the expected value when the transaction is accepted by a third-party. More than 1 500 000 Dukascoins have changed hands in the internal marketplace during the last year and the exchange rate has quadrupled from its low at 0.5 EUR per 1 Dukascoin in June of 2019 to the high of more than 2 EUR for 1 DUK in January and February 2020.
To support the Dukascoin’s liquidity, the bank has developed a special program to remunerate large providers of liquidity and created the Dukascoin holders Fat Catz club. Nearly 24 000 EUR have been distributed between Dukascoin Fat Catz as of April 2019.
Also, the bank offers a system of significant rewards motivating Dukascoins savings. Rewards are based on both crypto and fiat currencies. 91 clients so far have decided to sample alternative crypto savings!
Last but not least. Dukascopy Bank has literally launched the Dukascoin into the space!
We have introduced the Silver Dukascoin: a silver coin, issued in limited quantity, created to evidence the right of a legitimate holder to receive a Gratification bonus paid by Dukascopy Bank in crypto Dukascoins.
2 series of the Silver Dukascoins are waiting for their new owners:
- SPACE: the rare series with the highest numismatic and Gratification bonus value of 250 Dukascoins. Only 65 pieces have been minted, launched into the open space and successfully returned to Earth on November 22nd 2019 in Spaceport America – USA-based and first private spaceport in the world;
- SKY: a limited series minted to memorialize the historical event of the launch of the first cryptocurrency issued by a regulated Swiss bank. Silver Dukascoins of this series bear a Gratification bonus value of 50 Dukascoins and are available for public usage as a physical proof of the right to receive the Gratification bonus.
We congratulate all our clients and crypto enthusiasts of the world with the anniversary of the Dukascoin project! One Year. So far so good!
Read more about the opportunities offered by the Dukascoin on www.dukascoin.com