Launched in 2013, Gate.io is a pioneering platform for trading digital assets. With over 10 million registered users, it is known for its safety and reliability. It is consistently ranked among the top 10 cryptocurrency exchanges for liquidity and trading volume, as per CoinGecko. The exchange has been verified by the Blockchain Transparency Institute's market surveillance report and has a 4.8 rating from Forbes Advisor. In September 2022, it was recognized as one of the best crypto exchanges in the UK.
In addition to its centralized exchange, Gate.io also offers a wide range of crypto assets and other services such as decentralized finance, research, analytics, venture capital investing, wallet services, labs, and more.
To show appreciation for its users, Gate.io introduced the "Startup" Airdrop program for blockchain projects, which are distributed on a random schedule. Users who have completed level 2 KYC verification can receive a selection of tokens and Airdrop rewards.