In 2007, "The Rock Insurance Co." is born as a Virtual Insurance Company in Second Life, the first one of its kind. Since then, our website evolved a lot, while remaining under the same management team. In 2010, it changed its name to “The Rock Trading”, with a division dedicated to manage funds and an exchange to trade currencies and stocks. In June 2011, after a few months of testing and building, the first Bitcoin was traded on The Rock Trading, making it one of the oldest exchanges still alive! As the website continued to grow, it started to add new currencies (such as Litecoin, Namecoin and others) and in May 2013 it became a Ripple gateway, and an official XRP reseller.
July 2013 marks another important change for The Rock Trading: it became a certified Limited Liability Company, registered in Malta and founded by Andrea Medri (CFO) and Davide Barbieri (CTO), two entrepreneurs well known in the Italian Bitcoin community. The development of the exchange never stopped, and we signed some important partnerships in order to improve the features offered to our clients. Jumio (Safe Harbor Act certification available here) handles the steps needed to complete the verification of the customers in the fastest and safest way possible. We gained another big achievement when we established an agreement with one of the safest Bitcoin wallets in the industry, GreenAddress: our exchange uses only multisig addresses and it allows zero-confirmation Bitcoin deposits, making it even faster to transfer the funds from your wallet to The Rock Trading. Another useful resource for clients is a prepaid card that can be ordered by every verified customer, and can be loaded directly from the exchange, with the funds held on it.