Coinbase AltcoinsTo date, Coinbase lists just five cryptocurrencies: Bitcoin (BTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Litecoin (LTC), Ethereum (ETH), and Ethereum Classic (ETC). The exchange has been notoriously strict about supporting any other coins. For coins to make the cut, the exchange runs the decision by a bevy of lawyers and regulatory bodies first, and in its history, these five have been the only coins to make the grade. Until yesterday.
A Change of StanceCoinbase made the announcement yesterday that it is giving customers what they want by preparing to support a lot more coins. The cautious Californian firm has switched up its policy and will consider applications from new coins looking to be listed as new Coinbase altcoins. This new open-door policy means we are likely to see a horde of new altcoins feature on the exchange soon. Once they are eligible for Coinbase's listing criteria, of course. >> Google Cryptocurrency Ad Ban Ends for Crypto Exchanges in the US and Japan In a blog post released yesterday, the Coinbase team stated the following:
"Today we’re announcing a new process that will allow us to rapidly list most digital assets that are compliant with local law, by satisfying listing requests in a jurisdiction-by-jurisdiction manner. In practice, this means some new assets listed on our platform may only be available to customers in select jurisdictions for a period of time."