eToro delists Cardano and TRON as Hoskinson says he was blindsided
- eToro has announced that it has delisted Cardano and TRON.
- The announcement stated that this delisting comes from an evolving regulatory framework.
- Cardano’s founder has stated that he was blindsided by the exchange.
eToro is one of the leading cryptocurrency exchange platforms, and it has now announced that it will be delisting Cardano (ADA/USD) and TRON (TRX/USD). The exchange stated that these two coins would no longer be available for its US customers.
The delisting from eToro comes as Cardano was listed on Bitstamp, an even larger exchange platform.
eToro delists Cardano
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On the announcement, eToro stated that,
Users will not be able to open new ADA or TRX positions starting on December 26, 2021. Additionally, staking for those assets will end on December 31, 2021.
The exchange stated that this move was caused by regulatory concerns. It also stated that US clients can still hold their existing ADA and TRX positions and can close these positions and receive USD. The platform also stated that all staking rewards will be paid by January 15.
eToro did not disclose the existing regulatory concerns that made it delist the two tokens. Moreover, regulatory authorities in the US have not issued any regulatory statements regarding the two tokens, which makes the move suspicious.
Cardano’s founder says eToro blindsided him
The founder of Cardano, Charles Hoskinson, has responded to this move by eToro. He posted his response a few minutes after eToro published its announcement. In a video, he addressed the issue of why the token was delisted and why this move was “insignificant.”
Hoskinson also noted that the IOG was not involved in the listing and liquidity of Cardano tokens. He stated that delisting the token signified a much bigger problem and lacked a clear regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies.
However, despite this delisting, ADA is still performing well. This comes after it was listed on Bitstamp, a cryptocurrency exchange platform based in Europe. “Everything’s fine. Cardano is fine. Liquidity is improving – don’t allow people to spread fear, uncertainty, and disinformation.”
Hoskinson also stated that he respects eToro decision regarding its business but that he was still blindsided. He stated that many exchanges communicated with the Cardano Foundation and the IOG regarding any changes or issues regarding the Cardano token or network.