Coinbase, the largest cryptocurrency exchange in the United States, sent XRP price to a steep peak after announcing to suspend XRP trading in all regions it serves.
Given the SEC’s recent action against Ripple, all XRP books have been moved to limit only and Coinbase plans to fully suspend trading in XRP on Tuesday, January 19, 2021, at 10 AM PST. Afterwards, users will continue to retain access to their XRP funds. https://t.co/izreZvgHNl— Coinbase (@coinbase) December 28, 2020
Currently, the American exchange has become the largest of the platforms to make such a decision on XRP. It accounts for about 8.5% of the global token trading volume.
Users will retain access to wallets and receive Spark Coins due to XRP holders as part of the airdrop. Support for the token will also remain in the custodian services Coinbase Custody and Coinbase Wallet.
We will continue to support XRP on Coinbase Wallet and Coinbase Custody. Coinbase will continue to monitor legal developments related to XRP and update our customers as more information becomes available through the @CoinbaseSupport Twitter account.— Coinbase (@coinbase) December 28, 2020
A similar decision to delist XRP was also made by the OKCoin platform. OKCoin exchange will stop trading and accepting XRP deposits from January 4, 2021, until further notice. All other functions will work as usual.
You can still withdraw $XRP after Jan 4. Or choose to keep it on @OKCoin. Suspension only applies to $XRP trading and deposits. All other exchange functions will operate normally. https://t.co/aS7rQ8381K— OKCoin (@OKCoin) December 28, 2020
The trading platform asked participants to margin trading in the XRP/USD market to return the borrowed funds by January 3. Otherwise, active debt positions will be liquidated.
Thus, the list of companies that have ceased to support XRP includes:
- Bitstamp ;
- Simplex ;
- Galaxy Digital;
- Jump Trading;
- OSL ;
- Beaxy Exchange ;
XRP went into a steep dive
Coinbase’s decision was a powerful blow to XRP, which was trying to gain a foothold above the psychologically significant $0.30 mark. The token rate fell by more than 10% in a matter of minutes and continued to fall to $0.21. As of this writing, the coin is trading at $0.22, down 18% on a daily basis. XRP has lost more than 50% over the past seven days.
Recall that on December 23, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed a lawsuit against Ripple, the CEO of the company Brad Garlinghouse and its co-founder Chris Larsen. According to the department, the company has been selling unregistered securities in the form of tokens for seven years and has raised $1.3 billion during this time.
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