A few minutes ago the giant Coinbase announced on Twitter that it is willing to add new tokens to its platform. The long-awaited Gram token from the Telegram ICO was also mentioned.
Among the other 17 coins mentioned in the press release, there are also Avalanche, Celo, Chia, Coda, Dfinity, Filecoin, Handshake, Kadena, Mobilecoin, NEAR, Nervos, Oasis, Orchid, Polkadot, Spacemesh and lastly Solana.
Of all the tokens reported, the most interesting one is certainly that of Telegram, whose debut is expected during the month of October, when the actual Gram token will be released along with the alleged wallet – called Button – on the Telegram Open Network (TON).
Coinbase continues to explore support for new digital assets: https://t.co/LdyayXWN5k
— Coinbase (@coinbase) September 19, 2019
Coinbase evaluates the listing of 17 new tokens including Telegram’s Gram
As stated in the press release, Coinbase’s goal is to support and integrate into its platform all digital assets that meet certain technical and bureaucratic standards, in order to expand the offer to its customers.
The company wants to allow its users to have access to at least 90% of the total marketcap of the crypto world, integrating the most interesting tokens and coins, with greater capitalisation but, above all, in compliance with the laws in force in the US.
The assets mentioned will be the focus of a review by the Coinbase team, which will assess which ones to list or not to list on the platform. So it is not a foregone conclusion that all the tokens will make their debut on Coinbase.
The listing on Coinbase of the Telegram Gram token could be almost taken for granted by most users, but it will be necessary to see if such a cryptocurrency will be compliant or not with the laws and regulations in force.
Telegram is, in fact, planning to integrate the wallet for Gram into the homonymous messaging application, so as to completely reach its user base, which today counts 300 million users worldwide. Such a wide audience could open up important opportunities for profit even to an exchange such as Coinbase.
No Libra… for now
Surely the presence of the Gram token has surprised most of the members of the crypto community, as this token has not yet been really announced and officially made available on the market.
However, the timeframe should be pretty short by now, and Coinbase’s interest further confirms that the Telegram Gram token debut is closer than one might think.
The total absence of the Facebook Libra token is also surprising, although the reasons could be very different. First of all, because Libra’s debut is scheduled to take place during 2020, secondly because Libra’s legal and bureaucratic regulations may not have been fully defined yet, so it could only be a matter of time.