New cryptocurrencies get added to crypto-exchanges all the time, but when Coinbase adds one, it's news.
Coinbase, the largest U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange, has only supported four coins so far: Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, and Bitcoin Cash. The addition of Ethereum Classic or ETC, announced on Tuesday, will happen "over the next few months," Coinbase told Mashable.
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This will undoubtedly bring a new level of visibility to Ethereum Classic, which is a decentralized smart contract platform similar to Ethereum. In fact, Ethereum is a so-called hard fork of Ethereum Classic; it was created in July 2016 and the two projects share their blockchain history up until that point, though Ethereum got to keep the original name. Read more...More about Exchange, Coinbase, Ethereum, Cryptocurrency, and Ethereum Classic