Coinfloor, the U.K.’s longest-running cryptocurrency exchange, plans to delist Ethereum next month. The exchange founded in 2013 is reportedly also delisting Bitcoin Cash.
December 17, 2019, | AtoZ Markets – Coinfloor, a leading UK-based cryptocurrency exchange that mainly deals on Bitcoin (BTC), reported on Tuesday, it will delist Ethereum (ETH) to focus mostly on Bitcoin services starting from January 3, 2020.
As per the announcement, Coinfloor’s users will no longer be able to buy or sell Ether on the aforementioned date, which happens to be the 11th anniversary of Bitcoin’s launch.
Ether custody and withdrawals will still be supported on the exchange after January 3. Nevertheless, users would be able to do so under an increased administrative fee, the exchange said.
The motive behind Coinfloor delisting Ethereum
Part of the motive to delist Ether by Coinfloor was to enable the exchange to offer more unique services for the flagship cryptocurrency, and to focus on simplicity.
While commenting on the reason behind the development, Obi Nwosu, Founder & CEO of Coinfloor, explained:
Since I first came across Bitcoin in 2011, I have seen it grow to become a mature, proven currency. No other cryptocurrency currently comes close to Bitcoin’s track record, industry support, or brand recognition, so focusing on Bitcoin made perfect sense.
He further explained that decentralized, and inflation-proof, and value-driven attributes of Bitcoin places it in a better position. As a result, Bitcoin has become the best form of money ever seen in the world.
Over the short-term, the business’s plans to promote its position in the UK, as the number one Bitcoin exchange. They also plan to expand their product offering from 2020 and onwards. Additionally, they want to focus on becoming the leading provider of Bitcoin financial services as a long-term vision.
Despite delisting Ether, Coinfloor still looks out for other cryptocurrencies that provide a differentiated proven value proposition. For instance, coins that are more focus on decentralization and censorship resistance.
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