Coinbase Wallet will stop supporting BCH, ETC, XLM and XRP, citing ‘low usage’


Coinbase Wallet will no longer support four major tokens as of Dec. 5.

In a Nov. 29 notice on its help pages, Coinbase said the wallet will no longer support Bitcoin Cash (BCH), XRP (XRP), Ethereum Classic (ETC) and Stellar Lumen (XLM), as well as their associated networks. The crypto firm cited “low usage” of the four tokens in its decision.

“This does not mean your assets will be lost,” said the announcement. “Any unsupported asset that you hold will still be tied to your address(es) and accessible through your Coinbase Wallet recovery phrase.”

Source: Coinbase

The announcement specifically refers to Coinbase’s app, Coinbase Wallet, and not the exchange itself delisting the tokens. The firm previously suspended trading for XRP in January 2021 in response to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission taking legal action against Ripple, a case that is still ongoing. It’s unclear what led to its wallet app removing support for BCH, XLM and ETC.

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Coinbase has backed a group of investors filing a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Treasury over its Office of Foreign Asset Control’s sanctions against crypto mixer Tornado Cash. The firm reported in November that its transaction revenue fell 44% from roughly $655 million in the second quarter of 2022 to $366 million in the third quarter.