If there are two cryptocurrencies which have been having a roller coaster ride in 2019, they’re TRON and XRP. Both have been going through a number of positive things throughout 2019, and both have experienced a massive rise in their valuations. Now for XRP some more positive news has come out today: it has been listed on OKEx!
The listing on OKEx can be counted as a major milestone for the mainstream adoption of XRP because OKEx is 3rd largest cryptocurrency exchange in the world by daily trading volume. The users of this exchange can now sell or buy XRP using 5 different fiat currencies, namely British Pound, Chinese Renminibi, Vietnamese Dong, Russian Rubble and Thai Baht. Interestingly, Thai Baht has been added to OKEx only in recent days (about two weeks ago).
XRP listed on Coinbase too
But yesterday was not special for XRP only because it got listed on OKEx – there was also one more reason for it. Coinbase, the oldest cryptocurrency exchange in United States and another major exchange in the world of cryptocurrencies, also listed it on its platform. Coinbase said in its announcement that its Pro users in Canada, United States, European Union, United Kingdom, Singapore and Australia will be allowed to trade XRP. Users in other countries will be allowed to trade it later. XRP community had been waiting eagerly to see their beloved coin listed on Coinbase, so this news obviously came as a big cheer to them.
In case you don’t know, Coinbase had made it clear last year itself that it won’t make all assets listed on the platform available to all its users in various geographies. This was done in order to speed up the process of adding new assets.
Remember, the current addition is to Coinbase Pro only. In the next few days XRP may be added to Coinbase.com and Coinbase mobile app as well, and we shall let you know when that happens.
Bitcoin Cash also added to OKEx
XRP was not the only cryptocurrency added to OKEx. Bitcoin Cash has also been added by them simultaneously, which is first major listing for BCH after its hard fork which led to the creation of Bitcoin SV. The listing can further add to the market cap of Bitcoin Cash, which already stands as 6th largest cryptocurrency in the world.
Now it will be interesting to see what impact these listing leave on the price of Bitcoin Cash and XRP in the coming days.