The top Japanese crypto exchange plans to enable SHIB trading for its customers in February next year.
OKCoin Japan, one of Japan’s top exchanges and the Japanese subsidiary of the digital asset conglomerate OK Group, has confirmed its plans to list Shiba Inu (SHIB) three days after it hinted at accommodating SHIB.
Block Data states, “OK Group specializes in developing blockchain technology and provides blockchain services. The company owns OKCOIN, OK Blockchain Research Institute, B-Labs, and other businesses and products.”
Today, the platform disclosed the information through a tweet on its official Twitter handle and an official media release. According to the announcement, OKCoin Japan plans to list SHIB in mid-February next year. The actual date has not been disclosed, but the platform promised to update the community once a tentative date is fixed.
“… In February 2023 at OKCoin Japan, We plan to List SHIB.” OKCoin Japan said in a tweet loosely translated from Japanese, as it shared a link to the official announcement.
— OKCoinJapan（オーケーコイン・ジャパン） (@OKCoinJapan) December 9, 2022
The disclosure has garnered positive reactions from Japan-based SHIB proponents anticipating the development. Recall that OKCoin Japan gave the first hint about the possible listing of SHIB on Tuesday, as reported by The Crypto Basic. The platform acknowledged a petition from an anonymous SHIB community member who had been appealing for a SHIB listing for 148 days.
OKCoin Japan disclosed plans to list SHIB a day after OKx, a sister exchange based in Seychelles and owned by the same parent company OK Group, unveiled a flexible staking feature for SHIB and other crypto assets.
SHIB and BONE Gradually Attracting Global Attention
The recent announcement from OKCoin Japan underlines the growing global attention SHIB and BONE have been gathering from leading global exchanges. OKCoin Japan’s decision to list SHIB would see the exchange follow in the footsteps of fellow Japan-based crypto exchange BitPoint Japan which became the first top exchange in Japan to list the asset last month, The Crypto Basic reported.
Last week, Singapore-based crypto exchange Bitcastle announced the listing of SHIB, introducing a login bonus campaign that would see customers receive 23,000 SHIB each for logging in to the platform every day from the day of the announcement to December 18.
Meanwhile, exchanges have also taken an interest in Shiba Inu’s governance token Bone ShibaSwap (BONE), as the token receives a series of listings from several exchanges in a short period. These exchanges include CoinEx and SaitaPro, in September; and, SunCrypto and Uphold on November 30.