Now supporting Ethereum, Ripple and Litecoin

Now supporting Ethereum, Ripple and Litecoin

Over the past few weeks, we’ve progressively rolled out trading of Ethereum, Ripple and Litecoin to CoinJar.

Adding alternative coins to our exchange has been our most requested feature to date. Thanks to your feedback, we decided not to just add Ripple (which won our Twitter and Facebook poll), but to add Ethereum and Litecoin too.

These three altcoins are currently some of the largest, and most mature digital currencies in the market right now.

They are all built upon the same basic foundations of the decentralised network Bitcoin was also founded upon, but they do have their differences.

Ethereum is an open software platform for developers to build decentralised applications. Ripple connects banks, payment providers, digital asset exchanges and corporates to provide frictionless, real-time global payments. Litecoin is an open source peer to peer digital currency, known for its fast transaction confirmation times.

If you’re new to altcoins, do your research to learn more about why they exist and how they work before you start trading. A good place to start is our blog, Introduction to Altcoins.

To add ETH, XRP and LTC to your CoinJar, simply log in and add an account.

Visit our Knowledge Base for more information on how to buy, sell and send Ethereum, Ripple and Litecoin using our exchange and wallet services.

Don’t invest unless you’re prepared to lose all the money you invest. This is a high‑risk investment and you should not expect to be protected if something goes wrong. Take 2 minutes to learn more:

Cryptoassets traded on CoinJar UK Limited are largely unregulated in the UK, and you are unable to access the Financial Service Compensation Scheme or the Financial Ombudsman Service. We use third party banking, safekeeping and payment providers, and the failure of any of these providers could also lead to a loss of your assets. We recommend you obtain financial advice before making a decision to use your credit card to purchase cryptoassets or to invest in cryptoassets. Capital Gains Tax may be payable on profits.​​

CoinJar’s digital currency exchange services are operated in Australia by CoinJar Australia Pty Ltd ACN 648 570 807, a registered digital currency exchange provider with AUSTRAC; and in the United Kingdom by CoinJar UK Limited (company number 8905988), registered by the Financial Conduct Authority as a Cryptoasset Exchange Provider and Custodian Wallet Provider in the United Kingdom under the Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017, as amended (Firm Reference No. 928767).