“Ethereum is an exciting project with great potential in the area of smart contracts,” said David Temple, co-founder of CoinLoft. “ETH has been getting a lot of attention in recent months and we are proud to offer our customers this option.”
As of this past Monday, CoinTree users are able to trade bitcoin for ether, litecoin and DAO tokens. CoinLoft users are able to choose between bitcoin or ether when making deposits.
“While we continue to focus our efforts and support on bitcoin, we strive to lower entry barriers for all Australians interested in cryptocurrencies and are excited to announce this simplified service for buying altcoins,” said Shane Stevenson, co-founder of CoinTree.
The latest moves from these exchanges highlight the nation’s increasing interest in cryptocurrencies apart from bitcoin. Ethereum alone has seen a rise in support, with its market cap hovering around $13 million AUD, almost double from where it was two months ago.
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