Kraken Trolls Coinbase, Says it is Exploring Addition of 1,600 Cryptos July 15, 2018 July 16, 2018 Kelly Cromley http://1AZFjzw2#Nwf63pYaMWq#xIY
NewsJuly 15, 2018 by Kelly Cromley

Kraken Trolls Coinbase, Says it is Exploring Addition of 1,600 Cryptos

KrakenCoinbase had tweeted Thursday that it is studying the possibility of adding five more coins to its platform namely, Cardano (ADA), Zcash (ZEC), Stellar Lumens (XLM), Basic Attention Token (BAT) and 0x (ZRX).

While the announcement of Coinbase caused excitement among the crypto community, Kraken exchange used it an opportunity to make fun of Coinbase by saying that it is exploring the possibility of adding 1,600 crypto tokens to its platform.

Notably, Coinbase’s announcement received positive response from investors who have appreciated the broker’s smart approach of considering to list 0x and BAT tokens, which conducted their ICO in 2017.

It should be remembered that Coinbase may require approval from local financial authorities and SEC to list digital assets such as 0x and BAT. The process may demand additional resources from Coinbase, but prove benefitical to the whole of cryptocurrency industry, including other exchanges, in the future. Therefore, the response of Kraken should be considered only as a small joke, while understanding the importance of the decision and its long-term implications on the cryptocurrency market. If Kraken is able to get 0x and BAT listed, then it may pave way for adoption of those cryptocurrencies in the US.

Coinbase has also stated that it will continue to list new cryptocurrencies in the future.

“Going forward, you should expect that we will make similar announcements about exploring the addition of multiple assets. Some of these assets may become available everywhere, while others may only be supported in specific jurisdictions.”

AuthorKelly Cromley

Kelly is our in house crytpto researcher, delving into the stories which matter from blockchains being used in the real world to new ico coming out.