Kraken Adds Ethereum Classic, Coinbase Slammed for Funds Freeze

Kraken has announced its acceptance of Ethereum Classic (ETC) tokens following Ethereum’s successful hard fork last week.

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Kraken ‘Elects to Support’ Classic

ForkIn a statement released today, the exchange said it “elected to support classic ether along with most of the major Ethereum exchanges.”

Kraken will offer ETC/XBT, ETC/ETH,ETC/USD and ETC/EUR pairs.

The move comes as the price of ETC, the token of the chain, which does not recredit investors from the DAO hack that caused the hard fork, has been gaining huge support within a short timeframe.

Frantic trading on exchanges such as Poloniex saw the token’s value soar by over 250% in just 2 hours. Volatility was and remains considerable.

Nonetheless, popular sentiment Tuesday was that ETC’s support by major exchanges would both further value increases and reduce volatility, with users including’s own JP Buntinx welcoming Kraken’s decision:

However, risks of the much-talked about replay attacks still abound, with Kraken giving special mention to users and highlighting the need for traders to “understand the risk of

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