Coinbase Pro Launches Support for Six New Altcoins, Triggering Massive Price Movements

Six altcoins are riding the valuation roller coaster after a surprise listing by top US crypto exchange Coinbase.

In a new blog post, Coinbase says that five Ethereum tokens and one other altcoin will start trading on Coinbase Pro once appropriate liquidity conditions are met.

The Ethereum token API3 (API3) powers a protocol focused on improving traditional application programming interface (API) technology for the Web 3.0 economy. The native token governs the API3 DAO (decentralized autonomous organization).

News of the Coinbase listing initially sent API3 vertical from $3.60 to $4.98. After some choppy price action, it remains up 41.38% to $5.09.

The Bluzelle (BLZ) decentralized storage network was designed to meet the needs of gamers as the online gaming world incorporates crypto assets and non-fungible tokens (NFTs).

The BLZ token lurched from below $0.27 to $0.37 but has steadily corrected to $0.30 – still up 11.1% on the day.

Gods Unchained (GODS) is a trading card game built on the Ethereum blockchain. The game enables users to earn money from their in-game purchases, with the project website saying,

“If you can’t sell your items, you don’t own them.”

GODS jumped from a daily low of $4.36 to $5.79. After some dramatic price swings, GODS remains up 11.46% on the day at $5.00.

Fellow Ethereum token IMX powers Immutable X, an NFT scaling solution designed to facilitate fast transactions with no gas fees. IMX holders can use their tokens to stake, vote, and pay transaction fees.

The Coinbase Pro listing initially caused IMX to climb from $5.64 to $6.53, but it has since seen a selloff and is about even on the day at $5.48.

Measurable Data Token (MDT) is another Ethereum token being added to the Coinbase roster. The project was built to facilitate the anonymous sharing and monetizing of consumer data.

According to the MDT website,

“The more value your data generates, the more you earn.

We only deal with aggregated anonymous data, which means no personal, identifiable data will be shared.

Your privacy is under our protection.”

The MDT price exploded from $0.06 to $0.10, fighting through waves of buyers and sellers to a daily peak of over $0.12, and currently sits above $0.08.

Lastly, is the decentralized finance (DeFi) protocol Ribbon Finance (RBN). This Ethereum-based project enables crypto asset investors to earn yields on their holdings through a structured products protocol that includes options and fixed income as well as futures.

RBN jumped from $1.82 to $2.20, but has since seen a cascade of up-and-down action, and is currently trading for $1.81.

Coinbase says that each token will be available to trade paired with USD and USDT.

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