Chatex says that it had over 370,000 registered users. Among them is Alexander, a 35-year-old crypto trader who asked that his surname not be used. (“They don’t like crypto traders here in Russia,” he explained.) Chatex had multiple traders selling and buying crypto peer-to-peer, and a user-friendly interface and API, he said. Chatex also added new coins faster than most exchanges, so “you could change anything for anything,” Alexander added.