Trades execute in 10 seconds or less. All markets operate 24/7 on a global network. BitShares uses a unique order-matching algorithm which eliminates front-running, so there are no middlemen.
You hold primary control of the access keys to your funds, so they can never be stolen, confiscated, or moved by anyone without your permission. No personal details are required to open an account, and you can trade from the privacy of your home or office.
The BitShares Exchange operates entirely on the blockchain, so unlike central exchanges it can never be shut down, breached, or run away with users funds. All balances are secured by a minimum of 200% collateral, which is held in escrow by the blockchain in a transparent and verifiable manner.
Trade in Gold, Silver, Dollars, Oil, Euro, Yuan, Bitcoin & more! Regardless of geographic location, anyone with a smartphone or an internet connection can trade on the BitShares network.
BitShares only charges a small fixed fee per deposit, withdrawal, or trade. At present, the fee is less than 3 cents. The network does not charge a spread per transaction and there are never limits on deposits or withdrawals.
All BitAssets earn a variable interest rate. See the BitAsset whitepaper for details.