Bittrex Rolls Out USD Pairs with TRX, LTC

Tron (TRX) and Litecoin (LTC) will be available for USD trading on cryptocurrency exchange Bittrex from next week on.

Seattle-based digital currency exchange Bittrex will enhance its offering with two new USD pairings – with Tron (TRX) and Litecoin (LTC), the company tweeted on Wednesday.

While the launch date has been set for September 17, Bittrex specified that it would enable eligible accounts created prior to September 4 for USD trading even. Those who have a Bittrex account but have not applied for US dollar trading can do so on this link.

The latest news follows in the footsteps of two USD-based trading options that Bittrex added last week - with Cardano (ADA) and ZCash (ZEC). It was in March that the exchange first initiated fiat operations and so far, it has featured USD markets with BTC, ETH, XRP, ETC, USDT and TUSD.

Bittrex’ expansion of fiat-based token trading adds to a pretty dynamic period for the exchange recently. Earlier this week, it revealed plans to open a licensed digital currency platform based in Malta. Bittrex gave little additional information, but the new venture nevertheless joins another Maltese project - according to media reports, the US platform has bought a stake in Malta-based blockchain start-up Palladium.

Also, Bittrex recently established an affiliate that will be in charge of owning and managing its business outside the US and enhancing the global access to blockchain technology. At the end of August, the crypto exchange signed a deal with Rialto Trading, the provider of Alternative Trading Systems (ATS), under which the parties agreed to set up a new digital securities trading tool. In a similar move, Bittrex and fintech firm teamed up to create a new platform for virtual currency trading.