BitFlyer, a prominent Japan-based private company and top crypto exchange, announced today that it would list Shiba Inu (SHIB) on its platform. To commemorate the development, BitFlyer said it would give away SHIB tokens to its customers in a lottery-styled giveaway.
The exchange announced the move in a tweet from its official Twitter handle. The tweet, loosely translated from Japanese, revealed that the exchange would give Shiba Inu tokens worth 10,000 Japanese Yen to 20 lucky winners in the lottery, amounting to a total of $1,500 in giveaway prices.
— bitFlyer（ビットフライヤー） (@bitFlyer) March 22, 2023
The exchange has disclosed that it will be listing Shiba Inu today. To celebrate the listing, they plan to give away 10,000 Japanese Yen (~$75) worth of SHIB to the lucky winners.
To enter the giveaway, participants are expected to carry out three simple steps: follow the official BitFlyer Twitter account, retweet the tweet disclosing the development, and then click a Booster link to participate in the lottery. The giveaway campaign will last until the exchange officially lists SHIB today.
The development follows persistent calls from Japanese Shiba Inu proponent Cheggy who is renowned for launching petitions aimed at requesting that Japan-based exchanges support SHIB. Cheggy had once again beckoned to BitFlyer to list the asset three hours before the official announcement.
Day 🌟258🌟 Petition Requesting Japanese Exchanges To List #SHIB Home Of Shiba Inu 🥷💎#SHIB @Shibtoken Gets Shout-out from ➡️Forbes⬅️ – Huuge stuff!! All Welcome Onboard #SHIBTrain 2023 😁🇯🇵@YuzoKano @bitFlyer @coin_post @coincheckjp @CoinDeskjapan pic.twitter.com/NjFYtQYnPb
— 3heggy (@cheggy19) March 22, 2023
–Once implemented, BitFlyer will join the growing list of Japanese exchanges supporting Shiba Inu. Last November, BitPoint became the first prominent Japan-based exchange to list the asset. The following month, OKCoin Japan hinted at supporting SHIB following calls from Cheggy. Shortly after, the exchange confirmed that it would list the asset on Feb. 28.