Coinbase assesses digital assets against its Digital Assets Framework, a list of guidelines that it uses to determine the quality of an asset. Coinbase now supports 30 assets. It has said that it plans to cover 90% of the aggregate market cap over time.
Here’s the full list of assets: Ampleforth, Band Protocol, Balancer, Blockstack, Curve, Fetch.ai, Flexacoin, Helium, Hedera Hashgraph, Kava, Melon, Ocean Protocol, Paxos Gold, Reserve Rights, tBTC, The Graph, THETA, UMA, and WBTC.
Compliance has been a key factor in listing decisions for American exchanges, which are working closely with the country’s authorities. New York based exchange Gemini is even more regulation focused, with far fewer assets listed.
Regulation appears to be important for the US. Binance, which offers a vastly greater number of assets, launched its US platform in September 2019. Last week, the SEC was in talks with CipherTrace to monitor transactions on the Binance Chain.