ShapeShift Decides to Delist Bitcoin SV (BSV), Kraken Appears Ready to Follow Suit

On Monday (April 15), just hours after Binance announced its decision to delist Bitcoin SV (which has the ticker BCHSV on that exchange), ShapeShift CEO Erik Voorhees said that his exchange had also decided to delist Bitcoin SV. And the next exchange set to follow suit seems to be Jesse Powell's Kraken exchange.

On Friday (April 12), Changpeng Zhao (aka "CZ"), Co-Founder and CEO of Binance, had threatened to delist Bitcoin SV via the following tweet:

Furthermore, when told in one reply that he might get sued by Australian computer scientist and Bitcoin SV advocate Craig Steven Wright, CZ had explained that he was not worried:

Then, earlier today (April 15), CZ decided to follow up on his threat when he sent out this tweet to announce that he had decided to "do the right thing" and delist Bitcoin SV:

As CryptoGlobe reported, Binance's announcement said that the exchange had decided to "decided to delist and cease trading on all trading pairs" for Bitcoin SV on April 22 at 10:00 UTC.

Well, Binance's announcement really put the pressure on all the other exchanges, and the first one to follow Binance's lead (after only a few hours) and decide to also delist Bitcoin SV was ShapeShift. CEO Erik Voorhees made the announcement via this tweet:

As for which excange will be next to follow suit, the clear frontrunner appears to be the Kraken exchange, which conducted the following Twitter poll around two hours after Binance's announcement:

And with 28,697 votes cast so far and 75% asking for Bitcoin SV to be delisted, it seems like Kraken has already made the decision to delist and just wants to have a good justification for it. Binance CEO, who sent the following tweet just minutes after Kraken's poll was created, also seems quite sure that Kraken CEO Jesse Powell will want to show unity by also delisting Bitcoin SV:

As for other crypto exchanges, one exchange that does not need to worry about if/when it should delist Bitcoin SV is Gemini, as Co-Founder and CEO Tyler Winklevoss explained:

Of course, there are also those members of the Crypto Twitter community, such as Nic Carter (co-founder of blockchain analytics startup Coinmetrics.io) , who feel that to clean up the crypto space, many more coins/tokens should be delisted from exchanges:

Nic also expressed concern over the great power over the crypto markets that large exchanges such as Binance have: