If you’re looking for a Bloomberg Terminal-esqe means to trade your bitcoin, you might have previously heard of the ZeroBlock Trading Platform.
This platform came about earlier this year following Blockchain’s acquisition of RTBTC, and was quickly rebranded in with the ZeroBlock name (a company Blockchain also acquired in the past).
But it wasn’t free. ZeroBlock — a prominent information hub in the bitcoin community — originally launched the product as a subscription service. Individuals who were interested in using it could give it a try for a day before deciding whether or not it was right for them.
But the subscription model didn’t last very long.
According to the ZeroBlock sign-up page, the service is now free to all users. As a matter of fact, it has been free for a while. There just hasn’t been anything in the way of a public announcement relating to the price change.
I reached out to Dan Held (founder of ZeroBlock) with a number of questions on the matter Sunday evening by email, but haven’t yet received a response.
When I spoke to Held in the first quarter of this year, he told me that “In 6 months we will be the preeminent platform to trade cryptocurrency, and alternative crypto assets such as derivatives, stocks, etc.”
It seemingly hasn’t panned out that way.
But there’s still hope for ZeroBlock’s Trading Platform. I’ve created my own account on the service and I really quite dig the interface. Of course, I’m by no means a trader and won’t dare put the platform to use, so I can’t really speak about its function.
So there you have it. It’s free now. Help yourself.