AirSwap Team Update: Dec. 4, 2017

Token Trader beta starts tomorrow

We’re excited to begin the limited beta for the AirSwap Token Trader tomorrow, an end-to-end implementation of the Swap Peer and Oracle protocols. This testing phase will let us improve and solidify the token trading experience. You can read more on Introducing the AirSwap Token Trader. We’re on track for a mainnet release early next year.

The Token Trader will look and feel similar to Shapeshift as a simple, quick, and decentralized peer-to-peer trade. You’ll be able to trade with a designated market maker, which we’ll be running in the Galaxy office this week.

The beta is limited to a group of testers from throughout the community. Once we have collected feedback and worked through any bugs or improvements, we’re looking to open up to a wider audience sometime next week.

Preparing for XTC (Extreme Tech Challenge)

AirSwap was selected as a Top 10 Semi-Finalist for the Extreme Tech Challenge. The next phase of the competition is an opportunity to present at the Consumer Electronics Showcase (CES) between January 8–12 in Las Vegas. We are preparing our presentation for a chance to pitch Richard Branson on Necker Island.

In addition to presenting, the AirSwap team will be hosting a dinner and meeting with CES attendees from around the world. If you’re attending, please reach out to us to find time to meet in person.

Join us for the AirSwap AMA

The AirSwap AMA begins Today at 10am EST through 2pm EST. The entire AirSwap team invites you to ask about our team, products, plans, and the market making elements of our AirSwap platform. Specifically, our most recent blogpost discusses in detail the various reasons a market maker would choose to trade on decentralized global marketplace over centralized exchanges and why makers, retail and institutional traders will find trading on AirSwap favorable over other DEXs. Join the discussion on Reddit.

Operations

AirSwap is a company registered in Hong Kong and we plan to begin our operations there in early 2018. We are building teams in both Hong Kong and Brooklyn, giving us the ability to build both a strong presence throughout Asia and maintain a local connection to the crypto and financial communities in New York.

We held our first set of meetings to iron out a preliminary budget for 2018. Once these conversations are finalized, we will be able to publish more widely with the community.

On another side of the world, AirSwap joint venture partner, ConsenSys, launched a new office in London last month. We’ll be working with this office for various enterprise engagements. You can read more about the launch.

Events

Don presenting the roadmap for the next 6 months at the Ethereum Meet Up in LA on November 7th:

Link at the AWS re:Invent conference in Las Vegas:

Nissa in London at the ConsenSys office launch:

Oved and Novo at the Galaxy offices in Soho in NYC:

Upcoming Events and Travel

We will be leading a Webinar for institutional investors hosted by Cornerstone Capital on Monday December 11 at 2pm EST, you can join by signing up here to secure your spot.

We will be in Hong Kong December 11 to 13 and in Singapore 14 to 15, and hosting the Ethereum meetup in Singapore on December 14 at PayPal Innovation Labs.

Team

We have added five incredible new members to the team since our token launch on October 10, 2017 and will share details about our new members in early 2018.

We are actively recruiting bright minds who are passionate about the power of decentralization to join our team. You are invited to view open positions here. If you don’t see a role that fits your skills, but think you would be a great fit with AirSwap, please email us at jobs@airswap.io.