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How to buy, sell and trade Safe Exchange coin (SAFEX) in the US
What to know about SAFEX Chille and how the platform works.
Safe Exchange (SAFEX) aims to create the world’s most secure anonymous online marketplace, called Chille.
The yet-to-be-released Chille coin will become the currency of the marketplace, while SAFEX coin holders will be given Chille coins at the time of release and also earn a small proportion of the Chille marketplace’s nominal transaction fees on the network.
Where to buy, sell and trade SAFEX
On December 15, 2017, Bittrex delisted SAFEX. This may affect its availability elsewhere. It was delisted because it can pay dividends to users, which poses some regulatory difficulties for Bittrex.
On December 15, 2017, Cryptopia also delisted SAFEX, with Cryptopia owners citing irritation and harassment from SAFEX users.
At the time of writing, there’s nowhere to buy SAFEX except directly from its website or peer to peer from another user you find yourself. Note that the delisting of SAFEX is not necessarily a reflection of the coin’s legitimacy or quality.
You will need a SAFEX wallet to hold your coins. It can be downloaded from the project’s official site.
How does SAFEX work?
SAFEX and the Chille marketplace go hand in hand. The main feature of this marketplace is that it’s intended to offer automatic and complete security and anonymity for its users without the need for any particular technical expertise.
The marketplace also lets its users create and fulfill relatively complex contracts and item listings, with an encrypted escrow service to facilitate trustless transactions.
The SAFEX and Chille coins will be used to engage with the platform. These will be an accepted currency, and only coin holders will be able to sell on the platform.
They will also receive a portion of the transaction fees on the network. These fees are not strictly necessary for the operation of the network, but they discourage spam.
The only thing directly traded on the platform itself is information. It’s designed to let anyone store any kind of information and communicate with other users in complete privacy and security.
Users will be able to put up product listings, descriptions or contracts for services. Other users will then be able to examine them or fulfill them without the need for any third party.
How to sell or trade SAFEX
Go directly to the SAFEX website and follow the instructions listed to sell or trade your SAFEX.
What to consider when buying SAFEX
At the time of writing, the Chille marketplace has yet to be released. Until the marketplace itself exists, it’s difficult to know with any certainty whether it will fulfill its function.
It’s worth noting that if SAFEX development goes as planned, it will almost certainly be used for both legal and illegal activities. This might pose unpredictable issues down the line.
But from an investment perspective, it might also be worth noting that online black markets are big business. The shut-down Silk Road website did an estimated $15 million of sales in 2012 and more in later years as bitcoin helped facilitate its trades.
A 100% secure and untraceable online marketplace that can be easily used by anyone, anywhere stands to get extremely big. However, it’s still a long way from reaching that goal.
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