London, United Kingdom, May 22, 2018 --(PR.com
)-- Today, Bitcoin Pizza Day 2018, Bittylicious celebrates its fifth birthday since incorporation in 2013. Bittylicious is the UK's premier platform for cryptocurrency trading, including Bitcoin and Ethereum trading.
This financial year has been, by far, the busiest year in the history of Bittylicious and this was the year that Bittylicious became a well recognised, mainstream platform.
Bittylicious owes its success to those who have introduced Bittylicious to friends and family via word of mouth and personal recommendations. From the outset, Bittylicious staff have worked hard to get Bittylicious known in the local communities, specific forums and generally by taking positive steps in the cryptocurrency community. This groundwork has resulted in Bittylicious being the "go to" place for many users.
The statistics from the last financial year can be summarised as follows:
220,000 trades completed.
£99 million traded.
67,000 new user sign ups.
150,000 pieces of documentation verified.
Bittylicious has had many major changes over the last year with highlights as follows:
The summer of 2017 saw Bittylicious publicly support the UASF project which ultimately resulted in SegWit being finally implemented and the future of Bitcoin looking much brighter. Bittylicious fully ran a UASF node until SegWit was locked in, at which point it was unnecessary. Bittylicious is very proud of supporting this campaign.
Bitcoin Cash was integrated in November 2017 owing to user demand, available for bank transfer and card sales.
The CEO of Bittylicious joined an intimate Q&A session at New River Studios in Dalston, London, with an aim to spread the word about cryptocurrencies. This is the night that the Bitcoin price reached $10,000.
December 2017 was Bittylicious' busiest month and sales increased almost tenfold. On one day in December, over £1.4 million was traded. The timescale for verifications took 72 hours, which is significantly better than many of Bittylicious's peers. No sign ups were turned away.
In the first quarter of 2014, Bittylicious signed a deal to display advertising at Rugby League and Cricket ODE and T/Twenty matches. Their banners are visible at pitch sides until the end of summer 2018.
Bittylicious integrated with the website ihavebeenpwned.com in February in order to protect users from insecure passwords.
Throughout 2018, Bittylicious integrated with new credit card providers for resilience and also negotiated cuts in prices in March.
SegWit became fully supported with the release of Bitcoin Core 0.16, including full bech32 addresses.
In the second quarter of 2018, Bittylicious softly launched in Australia and now serves Australian users around the clock.
In April 2018, Bittylicious reached 1,000 reviews on TrustPilot with a 9.5 rating. Customer support has always been the prime focus of Bittylicious.
In generally, over 2018, Bittylicious has been featured and had interviews on BBC Radio Sheffield, BBC News 24, Financial Times, BBC Radio 4 (Moneybox), The Telegraph, The Metro, The Guardian, iNews, Soho Radio and Evening Standard. It has also integrated four new cryptocurrencies, all available for credit card sales – DigiByte, Groestlcoin, Bitcoin Cash and Vertcoin.
In the next year, the short term plans of Bittylicious are to perform a site redesign, integrate more cryptocurrencies, and offer more payment methods.