Basic Attention Token (BAT) Surges Over 19% After Getting Listed on Coinbase Pro

On Friday (2 November 2018), crypto exchange Coinbase announced that its trading platform for professional/experienced traders, Coinbase Pro (pro.coinbase.com), had added support for cryptoasset Basic Attention Token (BAT).

The post on Coinbase's blog explained that:

  • After 1pm PT (i.e. 20:00 UTC) on November 2nd, Coinbase will be accepting BAT deposits at Coinbase Pro. 
  • This will continue for "at least 12 hours prior to enabling trading." 
  • "Once sufficient liquidity is established, trading on the BAT/USDC order book will start."
  • "Users may convert their USD to USDC with one click within the Pro interface."
  • Initially, BAT trading will not be available to residents of New York state.
  • BAT will become available on Coinbase Consumer (Coinbase.com) and on the Coinbase mobile app (for iOS and Android) at a future date.

As when 0x (ZRX) was added to Coinbase Pro, there will be a four stage launch:

  • Transfer-only (customers can only transfer BAT into their Coinbase Pro account): started at 1pm Pacific Time on November 2nd.
  • Post-only (customers can "post limit orders but there will be no matches or completed orders").
  • Limit-only (" limit orders will start matching but customers will not yet be able to submit market orders")
  • Full trading (in this final stage, all trading services are available).

It seems that Coinbase Pro is only offering (at least, for now) only one trading pair -- BAT/USDC -- as can be seen from the screenshot below (no pricing data is shown for BAT since, at press time, we are still at stage one, the "transfer-only" stage, of the launch process):

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At press time, according to data from CryptoCompare, BAT, only the second ERC-20 token to get added to Coinbase Pro, is trading at $0.3060, up 19.11% in the past 24-hour period. This is the one-day chart for BAT:

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Featured Image Courtesy of Coinbase

Crypto Market Update: Focus on BTC, ETH, BCH, BNB, XMR, and DASH

Siamak Masnavi

This article provides a quick overview of how the crypto markets have been doing—with the focus on Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Binance Coin (BNB), Monero (XMR), and Dash (DASH)—over the past 24-hour period.

Overall, September 17th is proving to be a bit of a mixed day, with 12 of the top 20 cryptocurrencies (by market cap) in the red at press time (around 06:25 UTC).

BTC-USD

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The bad news is that are still waiting for the launch of Bakkt's physically-delivered daily and monthly Bitcoin futures contracts. So, Bitcoin is still trading mostly sideways, hovering around the $10,300 mark. The good news is that the launch is expected to take place in less than one week (i.e. on September 23), as was confirmed by this tweet that Bakkt sent out on September 16:

ETH-USD

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The Ether (ETH) price continues its upward movement toward the $200 mark, up another 2.24% in the past 24-hour period (making it up 4.32% in the past 7-day period). What may have helped the Bitcoin price yesterday (September 16) is the announcement by crypto payment processor BitPay that in the near future it will be possible for its customers to accept Ether payments for purchases of goods and services. Also, the BitPay wallet will support Ether.

Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin had this to say about the news:

"It is exciting to see BitPay leading the way in integrating Ethereum into global payment systems. This truly opens up a new world of possibilities for the Ethereum ecosystem, and together we can continue to be a leading innovator for real world use cases for cryptocurrencies.

BCH-USD

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On Monday (September 16), Bitcoin.com announced that it had entered into a strategic partnership with Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer HTC, as a result of which the Bitcoin.com wallet will come preinstalled on HTC's current and upcoming blockchain phones (Exodus 1 and Exodus 1s):

BNB-USD

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Although BNB is currently in the red, this may change during the next several hours once all of the six mini announcements that Binance plans to make today have come out:

The first of the six announcements that Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao (aka "CZ") referred to is the addition of support for Cosmos (ATOM) to Binance's Margin Trading platform:

XMD-USD

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OKEx Korea announced on Monday (September 16) that it intends to delist all five privacy coins it is currently supporting, i.e. XMR, DASH, ZEC, ZEN, and SBTC, due to concerns that these cryptocurrencies do not allow it to implement FATF's so-called "travel rule". 10 October 2019 is the date on which transaction (i.e. trading) support ends.

DASH-USD

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Since OKEx Korea's delisting announcement mentioned DASH, you would expect it to be down today, just like XMR. However, it is not, and that is very likely due to the fact that today (September 17) is the day that trading in DASH is expected to start on Coinbase Pro on/after 09:00 PST (16:00 UTC) provided that there is sufficient liquidity.

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