The Daily: Coinbase Introduces GBP Pairs, Hitbtc Adds EURS, Bitpanda Offers EOS
In today’s Bitcoin in Brief, we cover several decisions made by leading cryptocurrency exchanges regarding new trading options offered to clients. UK customers of Coinbase will be able to purchase cryptocurrencies with British pounds, Hitbtc has added support for the new euro-pegged stablecoin, EURS, and European exchange Bitpanda offers EOS. Also in The Daily, US exchange Poloniex is reportedly under investigation for denying users access to their accounts.
Conbase’s UK Customers Can Buy Coins with Pounds
US-based crypto exchange Coinbase announced this week that its UK customers will be able buy cryptocurrencies with GBP. This is a good news for British residents who until recently had to maintain fiat funds in EUR and put up with slower purchasing times and foreign exchange fees. Now they can take advantage of same day payments and withdrawals. Zeeshan Feroz, CEO of Coinbase UK, commented:
UK banks have been conservative in terms of working with crypto businesses and we’re proud to be one of the first companies to get access to domestic banking.
On Wednesday, the company said it will begin adding GBP trading pairs such as GBP/BTC and GBP/ETH in the coming weeks. Coinbase expects that the new offerings will also be popular with professional traders as the pairs can be used to bet on currency movements in the global foreign exchange markets.
The San Francisco, California-based trading platform currently supports the following cryptocurrencies: bitcoin core (BTC), bitcoin cash (BCH), litecoin (LTC), and ethereum (ETH),