Introducing the Circle Asset Framework

Circle Team
Jun 19, 2018 · 3 min read

We’ve heard your interest in understanding what drives new listings in Circle products. One of our primary goals for Circle products like Poloniex, Invest, and Trade is to provide our customers with access to innovative new projects that fuel the industry. Today, we’re very excited to share the new Circle Asset Framework, Asset Listing Form, and some details on how we plan to list new assets as well as handle other common cryptocurrency events.

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Our Asset Framework provides an approach to understanding each asset’s potential. We pose questions across five broad categories — fundamentals, technology, people, business model, and market dynamics. We score projects in each category based on publicly available data points and information submitted to us through our Asset Listing Form. When it comes to deciding what will be listed on our exchange:

  • We build trust by prioritizing security of funds above all else and protecting customers from harm.
  • We remain neutral in the market as a whole and welcome all legitimate assets.
  • We default to open protocols and transfer of value.
  • We embrace rational market participation, arming users with data to make informed decisions.

We want to be clear: this framework is not intended to be a comprehensive checklist of requirements that projects must meet. We understand that projects may be at different points in the development cycle, and each brings something different to the table. Instead, this framework is meant to help us prioritize new listings according to the opportunity they present for Poloniex customers.

Listing Assets

Forks, Swaps, and Airdrops

Delisting Assets

We’re looking forward to building the future of tokenization alongside this vibrant community.

If you have any feedback on our framework, form, or any of the above, we welcome your suggestions! Please reach out to us on Twitter or through our support team here. To be the first to receive updates on Poloniex and other Circle announcements, please follow us on Medium.


Originally published at blog.circle.com on June 19, 2018.

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