Ethereum’s virtual currency ERC20 is set to go live on Thursday, allowing users to trade Ethereum for crypto-assets and crypto assets for ether.
Ethereum has been the target of a number of hacks in recent months, with many users unable to access their wallets for several days.
The cryptocurrency has since released a new version, version 0.10.4, to fix some of the bugs, but the old versions of the platform have yet to go down.
While there is no word yet on when users can begin trading, a new feature will allow users to purchase ether on the platform, with the purchase occurring in a new Ethereum address.
This address will be displayed in Etherscan, the platform’s cryptocurrency wallet, where users can see their transaction details, as well as the amount of ether they are willing to spend.
Users will need to enter the address in the form of an Ethereum wallet address, such as 1HjQ8rRjGgT5rDgY7rLXwH8pHfj7H7eT3VnDnx2EQcU, and will then have the purchase confirmed in EtherWallet.
This new feature is currently only available in the US, UK, and France.
Users in other countries can purchase ether using the ETH Wallet, which can be found here.
Ethereum also announced it is adding a new platform for cryptocurrency asset trading called ETC2.
This will allow people to trade ETH for ETC on exchanges and for other crypto-currencies.
Users can also buy ether from the official Ethereum exchange, but this feature is limited to US residents only.