Today, August 7th, 2018, Coinbase has listed Ethereum Classic (ETC) on its platform. The announcement had been made way back on June 11th and has taken another 2 months to implement. The initial announcement expressing the intention to list ETC stated the following:
We are pleased to announce our intention to add support for Ethereum Classic (ETC) to Coinbase in the coming months. We are announcing this both internally and to the public consistent with our process for adding new assets.
At the moment of writing this, Coinbase Pro has started accepting transfers of Ethereum Classic according to the most recent announcement:
Customers will be able to transfer Ethereum Classic beginning at 10am PT on Tuesday August 7th. Traders cannot place orders and no orders will be filled on these order books. Order books will be in transfer-only mode for 24–48 hours.
Refreshing our memories back to July 13th, Coinbase made similar statements – as those witnessed on June 11th with Ethereum Classic – about adding the following digital assets to its trading platform:
- Cardano (ADA)
- Stellar (XLM)
- Basic Attention Token (BAT)
- Ox (ZRX)
- ZCash (ZEC)
The exact statement can be seen below for comparison purposes with the first:
Today we are announcing that we’re exploring the addition of the following assets to Coinbase: ADA, BAT, XLM, ZEC and ZRX
We are making this announcement internally at Coinbase and to the public at the same time to remain transparent with our customers about support for future assets.
Putting two-and-two together, the probability of Coinbase adding support for the five digital assets of ADA, XLM, BAT, ZRX and ZEC is very high.
It took the exchange approximately 57 days from the day the team announced plans to add ETC to the day Ethereum Classic transfers were possible on Coinbase. This is a period of approximately 2 months as earlier mentioned.
Using a similar number of days, Coinbase will probably start supporting the other 5 digital assets around the second week of September. Of course this is pure speculation, but anything is possible in the crypto-verse.