ChangeNOW is a cryptocurrency exchanger for virtual currencies. The project is an exchange service for different cryptocurrencies, also it has an option to buy crypto-coins for fiat money, using Visa and MasterCard payment systems. ChangeNOW has established partnerships with some of the major exchanges and changes money according to their rates. As it is said on the ChangeNOW website, the main aim is to make cryptocurrency exchanges simple, fast and anonymous.
ChangeNOW was launched in September 2017 and made a leap into the market simultaneously with the launch of a bitcoin hard fork - Bitcoin Gold - on November 12th, 2017. ChangeNOW was the first exchanger to support BTG in the global market, and in just one day, the amount of funds that went through the exchanger were raised to $1 million due to the agitation around the new bitcoin fork.
Exchange web site
ChangeNOW has a website where all the exchange transactions take place. On the site, a user needs to enter the amount and the cryptocurrency that they want to send and specify the cryptocurrency to receive. The page displays the current rate and indicates the approximate amount to receive. The service does not require registration or creating an account - the transactions are performed anonymously and without verification. All that ChangeNOW requires is the wallet address where the funds will be delivered.
ChangeNOW API is available for all developers who want to add the option of cryptocurrency exchange to their website. Thus, crypto services do not need to develop their own solution for the coin exchanges, but take advantage of the ready-made technical proposal from ChangeNOW.
On ChangeNOW, around 60 coins are available for purchasing using Visa or MasterCard through a third-party provider.
Security and anonymity
ChangeNOW is a kind of intermediary between the major cryptocurrency exchanges. The user does not need to register and enter personal data, not even an e-mail. The only thing needed is to specify the wallet address where the funds will be delivered. ChangeNOW does not hold any payment or personal data of users.
A well-known web outlet The Merkle released a review of the ChangeNOW on December 2th, 2017. The press release highlighted all the functions and achievements of the service. In addition, ChangeNOW had launched a humorous quiz titled "Which cryptocurrency are you?", which became widespread among the users. ChangeNOW has been also mentioned on CryptoNinjas, OracleTimes and Ripplenews.Tech.