Three days after making hints that it could accept Shiba Inu (SHIB), OKCoin Japan, one of Japan’s biggest exchanges and the Japanese affiliate of the digital asset behemoth OK Group, has announced its plans to list SHIB.
The platform made the information public today via a media release and a tweet on its official Twitter account. In mid-February of next year, OKCoin Japan intends to list SHIB, according to the statement. The platform promised to inform the community once a potential date is established, but the precise date has not yet been made public.
“… In February 2023 at OKCoin Japan, We plan to List SHIB.” As it published a link to the official release, OKCoin Japan stated in a tweet that was loosely translated from Japanese.
SHIB supporters in Japan have responded favourably to the revelation, anticipating the outcome. Recall that fxcryptonews revealed on Tuesday that OKCoin Japan provided the first signal about the potential listing of SHIB. An anonymous SHIB community member who had been pleading for a SHIB listing for 148 days had submitted a petition, which the platform acknowledged.
OKCoin Japan announced plans to list SHIB, a day after OKx, a sibling exchange situated in Seychelles and controlled by the same parent business OK Group, launched a flexible staking option for SHIB and other crypto assets.
SHIB and BONE Are Slowly Gaining International Recognition
The recent statement from OKCoin Japan highlights the increased interest that SHIB and BONE have been receiving on major global exchanges. According to fxcryptonews, by choosing to list SHIB, OKCoin Japan will be following in the footsteps of another Japan-based cryptocurrency exchange BitPoint Japan, which became the first major exchange in Japan to list the asset last month.
Shiba Inu’s governance token Bone ShibaSwap (BONE), which has received a number of listings from various exchanges in a short period of time, has also caught the attention of exchanges. These exchanges include SunCrypto and Uphold on November 30 and CoinEx and SaitaPro in September.