How to add your favorite altcoin?


#1

Bitsquare is open to add any altcoin which requests to get added to the supported crypto currencies. Adding does not mean any endorsement and as long as it is not a clear scam coin we accept any coin which fulfills our requirements as defined below.

Please note that we cannot add all available coins by default as it comes with some effort for us (input verification for the coin address, add search option if the list gets too long, do basic checks if it is not a clear scam,…).
Beside that it would be pointless to add coins which never get used for trades because they are not actively maintained or used anymore.

Here is a basic rule set to make the process and requirements transparent:

  • If the altcoin has a market cap or trading volume in the top 10 range we might add it without further requirements.
  • If we think that an altcoin has some outstanding novelty or properties we want to support we might add it without further requirements.

Other altcoins need to fulfill the following requirements:

  • The requesting person needs to be associated with the official coin (use an email address indicating that you are from the team)
  • They need to add Bitsquare as official exchange to their webpage.
  • There need to be an active block explorer available.
  • They need to send an example address of the altcoin.
  • The ticker symbol does not conflict with any Fiat or Altcoin symbol (Check here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_4217, https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/).
  • The requirements to add the coin does not cause extra effort for Bitsquare like adding additional input fields (e.g. if the addresss alone is not sufficient for the trade).
  • They need to provide the rules for validating a correct altcoin address. Input verification for the coin address will be added soon and we would need to get the specifics of a altcoin delivered from those who are interested that it get added (if the one who want to add a coin is not a developer he needs to request those information form the altcoin developers - Bitsquare will not do that task). A pull request with actual code contribution is preferred over pure text based information.
  • There need to be some trading activity. If for a period of 2 months no trade activity is visible that coin might get removed again.
  • If a coin represents political values which are diametral to Bitsquare’s values we reject it (e.g. fascistic, racist,…)

UPDATE:
Additional new requirement:

  • Pullrequest for the Altcoin address validation (Regex test + checksum test or anything else if there is anything specific) and Unittest for it (use Dev branch NOT master branch for PR).
    Validation class is here.
    Unittest is here.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:
In case the PR contains major flaws (e.g. the unit test fails, code is not compiling) I will reject the addition and not accept further requests. Unfortunately that happened quite often in the past and I don’t want to spend my limited time to test other developers untested PRs.
Another issue is that many don’t read this requirements and request addition of an altcoin without a PR.
I will ignore such requests in future.

Please use following form and fill out all fields:

  • Ticker symbol (e.g. BTC): …
  • Official coin name (e.g. Bitcoin): …
  • Official altcoin webpage where Bitsquare will be added as official exchange: …
  • URL of the block explorer: …
  • Example address (e.g. 3MPe1LfMeJvumN7ykswSwkPSoXLbheXnCH): …
  • Link to Github Pull request for address validation code
  • Confirmation that you have checked that the ticker does not conflict with https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_4217 and https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies
  • Social media accounts like Twitter account, subreddit, etc.: …

Bitsquare has no funds for professional PR. We rely on people to help to spread the word about Bitsquare. If an altcoin community is active to support and promote Bitsquare it will raise it’s chance to get added.

Please send requests for adding a coin to the email address at the contact page at bitsquare.io.

Once the coin is added to Bitsquare please send a link where you have promoted Bitsquare as exchange for your coin (at least on the webpage under official exchanges is has to be listed).
Coins which are not traded for 2 months and when we don’t get feedback about the points listed above (added to the coin webpage, community activities) will get removed again.

Please don’t make pull requests on Github for adding a coin to the CurrencyUtil class!

EDIT:
We introduced a new process:
See: Requirements for making a request for adding an Altcoin or token


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#2

#3

Thanks for the great work


#4

Its great that you’re so open to adding new coins, I’ve recommended RaiBlocks get in touch with you - they have generated a bit of interest but are still looking for their first exchange at the moment. There would definitely be some trading on this one if Bitsquare adds it first.

Its a genuinely unique coin; not sure if it will require extra effort - its very different to other coins so it might, but I do know that the devs are willing to actively work with partners to help them with integration, so you can hopefully rely on them to minimize your own workload.

In case you’re curious: https://raiblocks.net/#/start


#5

Altcoin transfer is like Fiat out of system so effort its very low for us.


#6

Where is the form to request adding an altcoin for trading on BitSquare?

I’d like to request that the Ethereum token MKR be added. MKR is the token for the Maker DAO which I currently need to trade on Bitshares to obtain. I’d much rather trade it on BitSquare.

If you provide me the form I’ll fill it out.

The Maker DAO website is at: https://makerdao.com/

Thanks.


#7

I sent a message with the information using the Contact link on bitsquare.io.


#8

digibyte please
https://riseconf.com/news/rise-figures-probably-havent-heard
they speak at many events
next event http://www.global-blockchain-summit.com/beijing/en/speakers.asp


#9

Please follow the steps described here:
https://bisq.community/t/how-to-add-your-favorite-altcoin


#10
  • Ticker symbol (e.g. BTC): CMT
  • Official coin name (e.g. Bitcoin): Comet
  • Official altcoin webpage where Bitsquare will be added as official exchange: https://cometcoin.com
  • URL of the block explorer: https://blockchain.cometcoin.com
  • Example address: CVu7VHHCHKxBhrbyP2kXiN39G6DWkuv5KG
  • Confirmation that you have checked that the ticker does not conflict with ISO_421730: Confirmed
  • Social media accounts like Twitter account, subreddit, etc.: Twitter @cometcoin

Thank you!


#11

Hello,

We would love to see Digibyte being added to the Bitsquare platform.
Please let me know if you need any more information about Digibyte.

  • Ticker symbol (e.g. BTC): DGB
  • Official coin name (e.g. Bitcoin): Digibyte
  • Official altcoin webpage where Bitsquare will be added as official exchange: www.Digibyte.co
  • URL of the block explorer: www.digiexplorer.info
  • Example address: DFV3nR2uKGoWkw1ZDfDWzXBoKRJDnAKGKJ
  • Confirmation that you have checked that the ticker does not conflict with …: Confirmed
  • Social media accounts like Twitter account, subreddit, etc.:
    Twitter: @digibytecoin
    Facebook: digibytecoin
    Reddit: /r/Digibyte/

Digibyte Gaming
Facebook:DigiByteGaming
Twitter: @digibytegaming

Thank you in advance,
Michael
Digibyte community liaison


#12

Will be added in next release.


#13

This is Awesome, Thanks allot.
Is there anything we can help you with?

Thanks.


#14

Hello Manfred et al,

Please let me know if you have any questions or require assistance integrating with Decred.

Best regards,
Jake Yocom-Piatt
Decred Project Organizer


#15

Will be added to next release


#18
  • Ticker symbol (e.g. BTC): IMAC
  • Official coin name (e.g. Bitcoin): IMACredit
  • Official altcoin webpage where Bitsquare will be added as official exchange: www imacredit org
  • URL of the block explorer: Prohasing (just requested, but they have my other 2 coins, so expected)
  • Example address (e.g. 3MPe1LfMeJvumN7ykswSwkPSoXLbheXnCH): 9LavcPKwESzr5uwQD9TjNAYKTsnKLyRX9C
  • Confirmation that you have checked that the ticker does not conflict with ISO_421739 Yes
  • Social media accounts like Twitter account, subreddit, etc.: cassey@yaccoin

IMAC is truely a unique coin, designed to be ASIC resistant for the general public with normal PCs that want to participate in the Cyber Coin world. It has been incredibly stable, but has lacked an exchange (PM for details on why Poloniex did not list it along with my other two coins, despite request from over 120 of their users), and has suffered because of this.

Having BitSquare list this coin would breath new life into it and allow it to flourish as it should.

All three coins have source code available at github for your review:

github /yaccoin/yaccoin
github /1credit/1credit
github /imacredit/imacredit

As the developer of my first coin, YACC, I was requested to assist Bob Nobel in his 1BillionHex game, and agreed to create the other two coins for him. Where YACC is a high count coin (1024 coins/block with 2.5 minute blocks), 1CR is at the other end as a rare coin (1 coin/block with 8.5 minute blocks). I agreed to create IMAC only if it could be unique and more socially adventagous and Bob agreed. Alas Bob has apparently faded away from his game development due to some changes in British law, but the coins live on and are all actively supported.

Very exicited to have this opportunity to partner with BitSquare.

ps. Sorry for the pseudo links, but there is a limit in the forum software for newer users.


#19

Added for next release


#20

Added for next release


#21

Added for next release


#22

Once the explorer is available requrest again for IMACredit