Coinbase, the largest US-based cryptocurrency exchange and Crypto.com have announced their move to suspend the trading and deposits of XRP from 19th January 2020.
These came in response to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)’s lawsuit against Ripple and its executives.
According to the blog post released by Coinbase, the trading of the digital asset will be suspended on 19th January 2021 at 10:00 AM PST, adding that the suspension may come earlier if necessary.
However, the report says that the suspension will not affect Ripple-backed Flare Network’s upcoming Spark (FLR) token airdrop.
As clarified by Grewal, “The trading suspension will not affect customers’ access to XRP wallets which will remain available for deposit and withdraw functionality after the trading suspension.” He added that the exchange will continue to support XRP on Coinbase Custody and Coinbase Wallet.
Crypto.com Delisting XRP from Its App for U.S. Customers
In a blog post published a few hours ago, the cryptocurrency exchange, Crypto.com announced the delisting and suspension of XRP trading from its App in the United States.
The report says that the delisting will be effective from 19th January 2021 at 10 AM UTC. Customers in the U.S. will not be able to deposit XRP into the Crypto.com App starting from the earlier mentioned date, but the withdrawal of XRP from the Crypto.com App will not be affected.
Crypto.com says that the “U.S. based customers with XRP Earn deposits will have their XRP unlocked and moved to their Crypto Wallet on December 29th, 2020, 10 am UTC; interest will be paid up until this date.”
Howbeit, the exchange will continue to support the Spark (FLR) token airdrop, which is currently slated for the first half of the coming year.
It can be recalled that the crypto exchange OKCoin has also joined a number of other exchanges and crypto-related firms that have halted their alliance with XRP.