Crypto Profiles

A quick guide to the cryptocurrencies we offer on Metal X and Metal Pay.
Metal (MTL) Profile

Metal (MTL) Profile

Metal (MTL) is the native currency of Metal Pay, Metal X, and Metal Vault. Designed to make cryptocurrency payments fast and easy, users pay zero fees when sending, receiving, buying, or selling MTL. Additionally, users pay substantially less fees when buying other...

Bitcoin (BTC) Profile

Bitcoin (BTC) Profile

Bitcoin launched on January 3, 2009 when an anonymous figure known as Satoshi Nakamoto mined the first block, or what is otherwise known as the “Genesis Block”. Satoshi introduced Bitcoin to other individuals over the web through forums, and thus, the network began...

Ethereum (ETH) Profile

Ethereum (ETH) Profile

Ethereum (ETH) is an open-source platform that allows anyone to create a project based on the Ethereum blockchain that reliably executes whatever code it was designed with. Many other cryptocurrencies are built on the Ethereum blockchain, making this cryptocurrency...

Ripple (XRP) Profile

Ripple (XRP) Profile

Ripple (XRP) is a cryptocurrency intended to act as a source of liquidity for cross-border payments. Designed with financial institutions in mind, XRP has made inroads with traditional banks, investment firms, and other similar businesses to bring them into the...

Litecoin (LTC) Profile

Litecoin (LTC) Profile

Litecoin (LTC) is a cryptocurrency designed to function as an actual currency - allowing individuals and vendors to send and receive payments lightning fast. LTC offers a near-zero cost for sending funds anywhere in the world, providing a new way for global commerce...

Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Profile

Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Profile

Bitcoin Cash (BCH) forked from Bitcoin on August 1, 2017 as a result of a consensus dispute over the path to scalability. While Bitcoin (BTC) devs insisted on keeping block size small and scaling using Layer 2 solutions such as Lightning Network, the proponents of...

Binance Coin (BNB) Profile

Binance Coin (BNB) Profile

BNB is the native asset of Binance Chain. It was launched in July of 2017 as an ERC-20 token after raising $15m in an ICO from investors who participated from across the globe using the Ethereum blockchain. The ERC-20 token BNB was swapped for its native blockchain...

Stellar (XLM) Profile

Stellar (XLM) Profile

Stellar was launched on July 31, 2014 by Jed McCaleb who had previously worked on the Ripple blockchain. In fact, the Stellar codebase was forked from that of Ripple's. While Ripple was headed in a direction towards adoption by incumbents in legacy finance, Stellar...

Basic Attention Token (BAT) Profile

Basic Attention Token (BAT) Profile

Basic Attention Token (BAT) is a cryptocurrency designed to improve the digital advertising industry. BAT is used within the Brave Internet Browser, a privacy-centered and open-source web browser that blocks malicious software content while anonymously collecting data...

TrueUSD (TUSD) Profile

TrueUSD (TUSD) Profile

The value of TrueUSD (TUSD) is pegged 1:1 to the U.S. dollar, acting as a stable currency for digital exchange. TUSD is the first independently-verified digital asset fully collateralized by US Dollars. The ERC20 stablecoin uses multiple escrow accounts to reduce...

Bitcoin SV (BSV) Profile

Bitcoin SV (BSV) Profile

Bitcoin SV (BSV; Bitcoin Satoshi’s Vision) forked from Bitcoin Cash (BCH) on November 15, 2018, due to an ongoing dispute over the direction that future development should take. This dispute largely centered on the block size of the Bitcoin network, with Bitcoin Cash...