Coinbase announced today that they will potentially support up to 30 new crypto assets in the near future, stating on their blog a few hours ago:
We are continuing to explore the addition of new assets, and will be working with local banks and regulators to add them in as many jurisdictions as possible.
Source: Coinbase blog
The digital currency exchange posted this graphic of assets that Coinbase are “exploring”.
Coinbase goes on to state, – Towards that end, Coinbase is exploring a broad range of assets which include, in alphabetical order by symbol: Cardano (ADA), Aeternity (AE), Aragon (ANT), Bread Wallet (BRD), Civic (CVC), Dai (DAI), district0x (DNT), EnjinCoin (ENJ), EOS (EOS), Golem Network (GNT), IOST (IOST), Kin (KIN), Kyber Network (KNC), ChainLink (LINK), Loom Network (LOOM), Loopring (LRC), Decentraland (MANA), Mainframe (MFT), Maker (MKR), NEO (NEO), OmiseGo (OMG), Po.et (POE), QuarkChain (QKC), Augur (REP), Request Network (REQ), Status (SNT), Storj (STORJ), Stellar (XLM), XRP (XRP), Tezos (XTZ), and Zilliqa (ZIL).
This is a marked change in strategy for the San Francisco based company who had in the past limited the number of assets available to just Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin before including the Bitcoin fork, BCH.
Phasing in these 30 additional assets is just the first stage in CEO Brian Armstrong’s plan to:
Coinbase’s goal is to offer support for all assets that meet our standards and are fully compliant with local law. Over time, we intend to offer our customers access to greater than 90% of all compliant digital assets by market cap.
The news however has not gone down favorably with many bitcoiners:
You can read the statement by Coinbase on their blog here.
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