Chinese Exchange OKCoin Denies Listing ETC, Reports Suggest “Fake News”

Chinese exchange OKCoin has said reports about it listing Ethereum Classic (ETC) are “fake news,” cnLedger reports.

After fellow exchange BTCC announced it would be listing the Ethereum fork, the community reacted to what appeared to be OKCoin following suit. On Sunday, it sought to debunk the rumors.

“To clarify, the report about OKCoin listing ETC is bought/fake news (~$3 on Tabao service, China's eBay),” cnLedger wrote in an update on Twitter.

It added OKCoin had also denied the authenticity of the reports on Chinese social media platform WeChat.

No news has yet surfaced as to when BTCC will add ETC to its books following the results of a customer vote. The exchange is currently celebrating its sixth birthday, offering fee-free trades between Bitcoin and USD on its international platform.

Enthusiasm behind ETC, meanwhile, shows no sign of abating, with commentator Tuur Demeester tweeting on Monday that the asset could be poised for a “breakout” after analyzing its chart performance.

He added that while Ethereum (ETH) could also “rally” in the coming days, ETC would “outperform” it after seeing stagnation over the past week.