Social Investing Platform eToro Expanding Crypto Trading to US

eToro, the social investing platform, is launching a full-fledged cryptocurrency exchange and mobile wallet and expanding into the United States.

Announced Tuesday, the Israel-based company has opened the waiting list for people in the U.S. who want to trade bitcoin, ethereum, litecoin, XRP, dash, bitcoin cash, stellar, ethereum classic, NEO, and EOS.

“Consumers all over the world should have access to the tools they need to participate in cryptocurrency markets, regardless of their expertise,” CEO Yoni Assia said in a press release.

Previously, eToro offered crypto trading only on a very limited basis. For example, in 2014 it introduced contracts for difference (CFDs) in which users could bet on the direction of bitcoin’s price without actually touching the cryptocurrency.

“Consumers all over the world should have access to the tools they need to participate in cryptocurrency markets, regardless of their expertise,” CEO Yoni Assia said in a press release.