, 2022-11-30 11:10:00,
The largest U.S.-based crypto exchange said on Tuesday that it will delist XRP, Bitcoin Cash, and Ethereum Classic from its crypto wallet, cutting back on a group of once-high-flying digital coins.
Coinbase said that the cryptocurrencies would no longer be supported on Coinbase Wallet starting in January “due to low usage,” but users still can withdraw any unsupported assets by using their wallet recovery phrase.
Once a top token, XRP, the native cryptocurrency of the blockchain-based digital payment network Ripple, has faced a number of controversies in the past couple of years. In 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission sued Ripple Labs Inc. and its founders, alleging they had misled investors and personally profited from an unregistered security.
The token is still the seventh-largest cryptocurrency in the world, with a $20 billion market cap, according to CoinMarketCap, even as over the past few months the cumulative market capitalization of the crypto sector has fallen from more than $2 trillion to about $850 billion.
The other two cryptocurrencies Coinbase is dropping, Bitcoin Cash and Ethereum Classic, both came about because of “hard forks”—when a blockchain splits in two—resulting from disagreements over the future of each.
In 2016, developers forked the Ethereum blockchain and…
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