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Coinbase Suspends Trading on 41 Non-USD Pairs

Coinbase Exchange suspended 41 non-USD trading pairs on September 13, 2023, to improve market health and consolidate liquidity. Users on Coinbase Exchange, Advanced Trade, and Coinbase Prime can continue trades using USDC balances and USDC unification. The suspension has minimal impact on trading volume.


  • Sep 14, 2023 09:05
Coinbase Suspends Trading on 41 Non-USD Pairs

On September 13, 2023, Coinbase Exchange affirmed its decision to suspend 41 non-USD trading pairs. The list encompasses the following:

ALCX-USDT, BIT-USDT, BOBA-USDT, BOND-USDT, CLV-EUR, CLV-USDT

CTX-EUR, CTX-USDT, DDX-USDT, DIA-EUR, DIA-USDT, DYP-USDT

FARM-USDT, FIDA-EUR, FIDA-USDT, FIS-USDT, HOPR-USDT, INDEX-USDT

KRL-EUR, KRL-USDT, MATH-USDT, MDT-USDT, NCT-EUR, NCT-USDT

NEST-USDT, ORN-BTC, ORN-USDT, POLS-USDT, PRQ-USDT, QSP-USDT

SHPING-EUR, SHPING-USDT, SUKU-EUR, SUKU-USDT, SYLO-USDT

TIME-USDT, WAMPL-USDT, WCFG-BTC, WCFG-EUR, WCFG-USDT, XCN-USDT

This decision impacts users on three of Coinbase's platforms: Coinbase Exchange, Advanced Trade, and Coinbase Prime.

Strengthening Market Health

The suspension stems from Coinbase's continuous market monitoring. Their mission behind this significant action is to "improve overall market health and consolidate liquidity." This change was scheduled "on or around 12PM ET on 13 September 2023."

Options for Continuing Trades

Although these pairs have been suspended, trading remains viable on the platform. Users on Coinbase.com's Advanced Trade have been advised to leverage "more liquid USD order books by using USDC balances." Additionally, Coinbase Exchange traders have the option to adopt "USDC unification" and utilize their USDC holdings for trades in both USD or USDC order books.

Impact on Trading Volume: Minimal

Despite the lengthy list of suspended pairs, Coinbase underscores the relative minimal impact on their business. They elucidate that "these markets constitute an immaterial portion of Coinbase Exchange’s overall trading volume."

Coinbase’s endeavor appears to lean towards enhancing its platform's efficiency and user experience. The rationale behind choosing these particular non-USD pairs is likely informed by the company's regular internal market evaluations.

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