BitFlyer Announces New Cryptocurrency Offerings

Japan-based bitFlyer is adding multiple new coins to its European and American subsidiaries.

AccessTimeIconSep 24, 2019 at 10:00 p.m. UTC
Updated Sep 13, 2021 at 11:29 a.m. UTC

New cryptocurrencies are coming to the European and American subsidiaries of BitFlyer.

According to a release from the exchange today, bitFlyer Europe is adding buy and sell trades for bitcoin cash (BCH), ethereum classic (ETC), litecoin (LTC), lisk (LSK) and monacoin (MONA). bitFlyer USA is adding bitcoin cash, ethereum classic, and litecoin to its trade offering as well.

One of the oldest crypto exchanges, bitFyler operates out of Japan. Recently it was recognized as a ‘Real-10’ exchange by a Bitwise report to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

In the spring report, Bitwise claimed only ten of the top cryptocurrency exchanges--equal to five percent of the market--displayed real trading volumes.

In a statement, co-head and COO of bitFlyer Europe Andy Bryant said bitFlyer is listing the alternative cryptocurrencies to widen the American and European market offerings.

“By adding new altcoins, we are expanding bitFlyer’s Buy/Sell offer significantly, giving our customers instant access to some of the largest and most exciting altcoins in the world,” Bryant said.

New offerings also point toward the exchange standardizing across its various markets, Bryant continued.

“Those currencies were previously only available to our Japanese customers, so we’re also consolidating our offer across regions, building a global platform for traders all over the world.”

For now, alternative cryptocurrencies lisk and monacoin will not be available for bitFlyer USA customers.

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