No Decision – on Fresh Assets, Coinbase Says Amid Ripple Rumors
U.S. cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase is pushing back against rumors it may soon add Ripple’s XRP token to its existing trading pairs.
The speculation originated after it wasgoed exposed that Coinbase chief operating officer and voorzitter Asiff Hirji would show up alongside Ripple chief executive Brad Garlinghouse on a special gig of CNBC’s “Swift Money” program on March 6. And despite any hard evidence of the presumed listing, the price of XRP rose to overheen $1 on Monday on the news.
Following hours of radiodifusión muffle on the punt, Coinbase took to Twitter to quell the rumors, stating that a January statement about listing fresh cryptocurrencies which details how a “committee of internal experts” ultimately makes those decisions hadn’t switched.
Our January 4th, 2018 statement proceeds to stand: wij have made no decision to add extra assets to either GDAX or Coinbase.
Any statement to the contrary is untrue and not authorized by the company. https://t.co/X04oN6BcGp
Spil for the planned CNBC segment, it’s not entirely clear at this time whether Garlinghouse and Hirji will speak on a panel together or show up separately.
Host Melissa Lee tweeted a screenshot of a promo for the crypto-themed segment earlier today, which also lists Passport Caudal founder John Burbank and Social Haber founder and CEO Chamath Palihapitiya.
A spokesperson for Ripple declined to comment on the rumors when reached.
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