Coinbase Wallet to End Support for Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum Classic, Ripple's XRP and Stellar's XLM

The company took note of "low usage" as its reason for no longer supporting those tokens.

AccessTimeIconNov 29, 2022 at 5:33 p.m. UTC
Updated May 9, 2023 at 4:03 a.m. UTC

Coinbase Wallet will no longer support the native tokens associated with Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Ethereum Classic (ETC), Ripple's XRP Ledger (XRP) and Stellar (XLM), effective Dec.5, according to an update on the crypto exchange's website.

The assets will no longer be supported on Dec. 5, although users with balances will be able to withdraw after that date with a recovery phrase.

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  • Coinbase cited "low usage" as a reason for delisting the four coins, all of which rose to sizable prominence in the 2017 cryptocurrency bull market.

    XRP remains the seventh-largest cryptocurrency with a market cap of $19.6 billion and 24-hour trade volume of almost $1 billion across all exchanges, according to CoinGecko.

    BCH and ETC – which are forked versions of the two most popular cryptocurrencies, bitcoin (BTC) and ether (ETH) – have both lost large portions of total cryptocurrency market share since being issued over five years ago.

    Coinbase declined CoinDesk's request for comment.

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