San Francisco-based crypto exchange Coinbase is exploring the possibility of adding 17 new cryptocurrencies to its lineup, the company announced in a blog post on 19 September.
According to the blog post, the new assets under consideration are Avalanche, Celo, Chia, Coda, Dfinity, Filecoin, Handshake, Kadena, Mobilecoin, NEAR, Nervos, Oasis, Orchid, Polkadot, Solana, Spacemesh, and Telegram.
As can be noticed from the list above, some of these coins are still not live. Telegram, for example, has yet to distribute its native token, GRAM, even though it recently launched the testnet explorer and node software for its Telegram Open Network (TON). Coinbase said in the blog post:
“Today, we are announcing our intention to explore assets that have not launched and which Coinbase may choose to support in the future. We will continue to evaluate prospective assets against our Digital Asset Framework to assess factors like security, compliance, and the project’s alignment with our mission of creating an open financial system for the world.”
The exchange stated a year ago that “listing announcements will become more frequent”, when it revised its listing criteria. Last month Coinbase announced 8 cryptocurrencies for consideration, but only two (Algorand and Dash) were added to its Pro platform so far.