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Coinbase finally adds Ripple’s XRP token to Coinbase Pro

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Coinbase officially announced that it will begin accepting inbound transfers of XRP to Coinbase Pro after 10am on February 25, 2019, blog post reveals.

“We will accept deposits for a minimum of 12 hours prior to enabling full trading. Please note that inbound transfers require the specification of an XRP destination tag,” Coinbase warned.

“Once sufficient supply of XRP is established on the platform, trading on the XRP/USD, XRP/EUR, and XRP/BTC order books will start in phases, beginning with post-only mode and proceeding to full trading should our metrics for a healthy market be met. XRP trading will initially be accessible for Coinbase Pro users in the US (excluding NY), UK, supported European Union member nations, Canada, Singapore, and Australia. Additional jurisdictions may be added at a later date,” the company said.

“XRP is the cryptocurrency used by the XRP ledger, which supports international currency exchange and remittances. The ledger is powered by a network of peer-to-peer servers. All accounts on this network can send or receive XRP to/from each other, while XRP can be used to send underlying fiat currencies between two parties. In this way, XRP can function as a bridge currency in transactions involving different currencies such as US dollars, Japanese yen, Euros, Francs, and others in use on the XRP network,” the announcement reads.

“Please also note that XRP is not yet available on Coinbase.com or via our mobile apps. We will make a separate announcement when that occurs,” Coinbase noted.

The Stages of the XRP Launch

There will be four stages to the launch as outlined below. Coinbase will follow each of these stages independently for each new order book. If at any point one of the new order books does not meet our assessment for a healthy and orderly market, crypto exchange may keep the book in one state for a longer period of time, or suspend trading as per our Trading Rules.

Coinbase will send tweets from the official Coinbase Pro Twitter account as each order book moves through the following phases:

1.Transfer-only

Starting after 10am PT on Feb. 25, customers will be able to transfer XRP into their Coinbase Pro account. Customers will not yet be able to place orders and no orders will be filled on these order books. Order books will be in transfer-only mode for at least 12 hours.

2.Post-only

In the second stage, customers can post limit orders but there will be no matches (completed orders). Order books will be in post-only mode for a minimum of one minute.

3.Limit-only

In the third stage, limit orders will start matching but customers are unable to submit market orders. Order books will be in limit-only mode for a minimum of ten minutes.

4.Full trading

In the final stage, full trading services will be available, including limit, market, and stop orders.

“One of the most common requests we receive from customers is to be able to trade more assets on our platform. Per the terms of our listing process, we anticipate supporting more assets that meet our standards over time,” Coinbase concluded.

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