Digital Currency Exchange Goes Live to Public in Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne, Australia, Dec. 10, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, Melbourne-based Brighton Peak is proud to announce the public launch of its Bitcoin exchange.

Brighton Peak has offered blockchain consulting services since its founding in 2013, and is introducing the currency exchange as its flagship product.

Paving the Way for Growth in Australia

“Australia has a vibrant digital currency community, and we feel it’s the perfect market in which to launch a user-oriented exchange,” said Managing Director Suryanata Wongtomo.

Global Bitcoin trading volume hit an all-time, historical high this past November, with growth expected to rise.  Likewise, investments in the blockchain ecosystem have continued from major financial firms throughout 2015 – with investments from Goldman Sachs, Citi, Nasdaq, and the NYSE.  Powered by AlphaPoint’s back end technology, Brighton Peak’s trading platform will offer Australians a quick, secure, simple way to buy and sell Bitcoin at competitive prices.

“We’re excited Brighton Peak has selected us to provide and maintain their tech backbone,” said Joe Ventura, CEO of AlphaPoint. “By leveraging strategic access to global trading activity, Brighton Peak’s exchange will be able to offer Australian traders and businesses competitive exchange rates and deep, persistent order flows.”

Key Benefits for a Growing Customer Base

By embracing the AlphaPoint platform, Brighton Peak offers customers immediate advantages:

  • World-Class Architecture – Extensible, custom-built technology supporting nearly 1 million transactions per second, designed to maintain speeds even during volume spikes
  • Competitive Rates – Brighton Peak is interconnected with major digital currency exchanges, offering competitive exchange rates and deep liquidity
  • Layered Security – Back end architecture and individualized security options allow clients peace of mind over their data and assets

“We have put months of effort into creating what we believe is the most fluid, intuitive process for engaging digital currency markets,” said Wongtomo, “and believe these are precisely the types of solutions needed to bring the ecosystem into its maturity.”