Tokyo-based cryptocurrency trading platform Bitbank has confirmed that the listing of the Cardano (ADA) cryptocurrency is going to take place soon, according to a Thursday announcement.
The ADA/JPY pair will become available for trading on the exchange in early October, the announcement says.
As reported by U.Today, Bitbank also added support for Dogecoin (DOGE) and Polkadot (DOT) in early August.
Earlier this week, Switzerland-based cryptocurrency asset management service Swissborg listed the ADA token.
Last August, Bitpoint became the first Japanese cryptocurrency to add support for Cardano's native cryptocurrency. Prior to that, Japanese cryptocurrency investors were able to trade the token only on foreign exchanges of the likes of Binance. Bitpoint Pro, the professional arm of the exchange, added support for Cardano in early February.
Cardano, which recently celebrates its fifth anniversary, was commonly referred to as "Japanese Ethereum" during its early days. This was due to the fact that the Cardano initial coin offering (ICO) was conducted with a main focus on the Japanese market. In fact, it has been estimated that a whopping 90% of ADA's ICO buyers were Japanese.
Last October, Japanese tax collecting agencies reportedly started investigating tax-dodging ADA traders who allegedly failed to pay millions by refusing to declare their profits.