The Japanese branch of the OK Group corporation recently hinted at accommodating the meme coin following persistent appeals from a SHIB proponent.
OKCoin Japan, a leading cryptocurrency exchange in Japan and the Japanese branch of blockchain technology firm OK Group, recently mentioned listing Shiba Inu (SHIB) as it acknowledged its reception of a persistent petition from a SHIB proponent. The individual had, for 148 days, echoed the broader SHIB community’s desire to see SHIB listed on the exchange.
“Thank you very much for your request 148 times. Thank you for your valuable opinion,” OKCoin Japan remarked in a tweet loosely translated from Japanese. The top crypto exchange’s comments came as a reply to an earlier tweet from SHIB proponent Cheggy who had been appealing for the coin’s listing for up to 148 days.
— OKCoinJapan（オーケーコイン・ジャパン） (@OKCoinJapan) December 6, 2022
The hints have triggered a sense of excitement within the SHIBArmy camp, as several Japanese SHIB proponents expressed their gratitude in advance for the exchange. Others seized the opportunity to bring the platform’s attention to other SHIB ecosystem tokens, such as Bone ShibaSwap (BONE) and Doge Killer (LEASH).
The recent development highlights the increasing attention SHIB garners from the Japanese cryptocurrency scene. Last month, top exchange BitPoint became the first leading Japanese crypto exchange to list SHIB, as The Crypto Basic previously reported.
Shina Inu’s growing presence within the Japanese cryptocurrency space is significant for the asset’s growth, especially considering the large adoption rate of cryptocurrencies within the East Asian country. Finder recently estimated Japan’s crypto ownership to be 7.8M people. A SHIB listing by OK Japan should drive more Japanese attention to the asset.
Launched in 2020, OKCoin Japan exists as the Japanese subsidiary of the OK Group firm. OK Group is the blockchain company in charge of the larger multinational crypto exchange OKCoin, OK Blockchain Research Institute, and several other subsidiary entities. Although launched two years ago, OKCoin Japan has set itself on an expansion path, with several listings over the years. In September of last year, the exchange announced the listing of IOST. Additionally, just last month, OKCoin Japan listed Zilliqa (ZIL). It became the first Japanese exchange to support Tron (TRX) staking in August.