The crypto community took to Twitter after Coinbase, the biggest cryptocurrency exchange, brokerage and wallet based in the U.S., said this week it had integrated ethereum classic (ETC) ahead of other important cryptocurrencies such as ripple (XRP) and EOS (EOS).
According to CoinMarketCap, which provides data to ThirtyK, ETC is the 18th most valuable cryptocurrency in the global market, meaning there are more than a dozen cryptocurrencies with larger market valuation and volume.
“Rumour has it that one of Kim Jong Un’s conditions for denuclearization was Coinbase adding $ETC,” tweeted @emptybeerbottle, as quoted by CoinDesk. “This is the dead sea, the saltiest place on earth, second only to the XRP community after coinbase decided to add ETC,” added Crypto_God.
Dan Romero, the vice president and general manager at Coinbase, said that Coinbase’s decision was mainly fueled by its compliance with local regulations, according to CCN. But he added he was taken aback by the crypto community’s reaction. Read more here.