XRP (XRP): The obsession is getting real on which cryptocurrency will be next to gain listing on the now famed Coinbase cryptocurrency exchange. The latest media show to jump on the bandwagon is CNBC Fast Money, as they ran a Twitter poll asking their followers to vote on the most likely coin to gain listing on Coinbase. With over 52,000 people taking part in the vote which consisted of Stellar (XLM), Cardano (ADA), ZCash (ZEC) and ‘Ripple’, it was the latter which won the vote with 34% of the vote.
The poll however was heavily ridiculed given the inclusion of XRP in the vote and the mistake in the winner’s name in the poll. The poll referenced ‘Ripple’ as one of the competitors while presumably they wanted to place XRP. The relationship between Ripple and XRP is explained here.
The CNBC poll ended in a close call as ADA came second with a total of 30 % of the vote. ZEC and XLM closed the poll with a total of 25% and 11% of the vote respectively. With the debate kept burning ever since Coinbase announced their intention to explore other options to add onto their platform, it seems the decision to add any of the five coins mentioned will be welcomed by large proportions of the crypto communities.
XRP (XRP) was included in the poll even if it missed out on the pentagon list of cryptocurrencies on the exploration list. The inclusion raised suspicion of advertising for XRP to most users on Reddit who came across the poll. This however seems misguided as the cryptocurrency exchange explained on the blog release that they would be keeping their options open to any cryptocurrency deserving listing to trade. XRP may have missed in the initial list to gain a place on Coinbase but it continues to show it really does not matter in its quest to listing.
“Going forward, you should expect that we will make similar announcements about exploring the addition of multiple assets. Some of these assets may become available everywhere, while others may only be supported in specific jurisdictions.”
-Coinbase Blog on the possibility to add more assets on the platform
Charles Hokinson, the founder of Cardano showed complete support to the poll by urging Cardano community faithful to vote for the coin. CNBC’s poll offered a perfect opportunity for advertising the possibility of listing which would in turn cause an increase in value of the coin. ADA seems to edge closer to listing than any of the other coins as it faces less regulation compared to XRP. The popularity of ADA can only be matched with ZEC recent uprising on social media as its price continues to spike to newer highs.
The poll was a success as far as determining the most likely coin to gain listing according to CNBC’s Twitter followers. However, it will be remembered for the mistake in naming of XRP (XRP), the digital asset and its largest holder Ripple Inc., the centralized for profit organization. What remains certain is XRP will not stop being a consideration to be added as a tradable asset on Coinbase.