Japan-based cryptocurrency provider bitbank has today officially added Ether (ETH/BTC) to its virtual currency exchange at bitbank.cc. Dealings, deposits/withdrawals, and trading APIs have all been activated.
This is the final implementation of the planned introduction of top cryptocurrencies announced back in April, which also included listing Ripple (XRP) and Litecoin (LTC) which have already been added to the company’s exchange within the last couple of months.
The company is not done, however, and they plan on introducing more altcoins to the exchange in the future. With the addition of Ether, this makes it possible to list and price ERC20 based tokens against ETH for trading and investing.
As of July 12th, the market capitalization of Ether stands at 2 trillion yen, it has become the second leading digital currency network by growing to around half of the size of Bitcoin. Also, the current price is around 21,500 yen, the current number of issues is 93,216,661 ETH.