This month marks our five year anniversary here at Changelly and, in the midst of all that has been happening in the world, we would like to take a moment to look back at the progress we have made and celebrate the wonderful community of people that has provided the fuel for our journey in the crypto space. Starting April 10 — five years to the day from the launch of the Changelly rocket — Changelly will be partnering up with other companies in the crypto space to run a lottery with cool crypto presents. Read on for more details on the lottery and a trip through memory lane as we recount the crucial steps that got us to where we are today.
The early years
All the way back on April 12, 2015, a small team of five people, brought together by a shared belief in the potential of the emerging decentralized financial sector and in the necessity of the product they were developing, launched Changelly. In its original form, Changelly had 30 cryptocurrencies. From the beginning the vision was to expand the platform and the industry and to become as valuable a tool in the new, developing economy as possible. In order to achieve its goals, the Changelly team recognized that it had to commit to being a catalyst of mass-adoption for crypto.
The first year in action for Changelly saw the team hit the ground running to make their vision a reality for the crypto community. What that meant was backing as many projects that provided real value to the community — regardless of whether they were established coins or altcoins — and fine tuning operations on the platform.
At Changelly, the hard work started to really deliver results by the beginning of 2016. In January of that year, that Changelly rocket which started so small, turned into a legitimate spaceship as it became home for over 100,000 users. While it may not seem like much now, 100,000 back in those early days after just eight months on the market was huge and put wind in our sails. Changelly’s quick growth and loyal user base gave the platform what it needed to enter the stage as a significant and influential market player.