Two of Australia’s leading bitcoin exchanges, CoinTree and CoinLoft, have announced this week new services allowing users to purchase a variety of altcoins including ether, the cryptocurrency that powers the Ethereum network.
Alongside their established services which have primarily focused on making bitcoin accessible to the general public, they have now streamlined the process of acquiring ether.
As of Monday 13th of June, CoinTree users will be able to swap bitcoin for a variety of popular altcoins including ether, litecoin and DAO tokens; and CoinLoft users making deposits will now have the option of purchasing ether or bitcoin.
‘Ethereum is an exciting project with great potential in the area of smart contracts. ETH has been getting a lot of attention in recent months and we are proud to offer our customers this option.’
David Temple, Coin Loft Co-founder.
The move comes as welcome news for Australians interested in exploring altcoins and ushers in a new level of access to ether, a previously complex procedure requiring the use of multiple services.