Nasdaq crypto exchange & Ripple XRP in early 2019

It looks like Ripple XRP will trade on the Nasdaq Crypto Exchange in 2019.
The decision to list XRP on the new Nasdaq Cryptocurrency Exchange
lies mainly in the fact that XRP is one of the Top 5 Digital currencies in market capitalization.

Coinbase. Currently the largest cryptocurrency exchange in the U.S. has so far refused to list XRP in their system.
Moving to Nasdaq would make this a lot easier for large investors to get into XRP.

quote from Ripple Executive:
“So while it would be welcome to finalize a $XRP listing on Coinbase we simply aren’t interested in moving heaven and earth to do so.”