Coinbase Pro, the professional trading exchange from popular bitcoin exchange Coinbase, announced today support for Stellar native asset XLM will be immediately available in Coinbase’s supported jurisdictions, with the exception of New York State. Additional jurisdictions may be added at a later date.
As of now, Coinbase Pro is beginning to accept inbound transfers of XLM. The company will accept deposits for approximately 12 hours prior to enabling full trading. Please note that inbound transfers require the specification of an XLM memo. Once sufficient supply of XLM is established on the exchange, trading on the XLM/USD, XLM/EUR, and XLM/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.
Stellar’s cryptocurrency, the Stellar Lumen (XLM), powers the Stellar payment network. Stellar aims to connect banks, payment systems, and individuals quickly and reliably. Since its launch in 2014, its vision has been to unite the world’s financial infrastructure so that money can flow quickly and cheaply between banks, businesses, and people. The Internet-connected the world’s computers so that information could be shared globally. Stellar aims to do the same for money.
Note that XLM is not yet available on Coinbase.com or via consumer mobile apps. The team will make a separate announcement if and when this functionality is added.
Coinbase Pro: The Stages of the XLM Launch
There will be four stages to the launch as outlined below. Coinbase Pro 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, the company may keep the book in one state for a longer period of time or suspend trading as per its trading rules.
The team will send tweets from its Coinbase Pro Twitter account as each order book moves through the following phases:
- Transfer-only – Starting at 1 pm PT on March 13, customers will be able to transfer XLM 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 a transfer-only mode for approximately 12 hours.
- Post-only – In the second stage, customers can post limit orders but there will be no matches (completed orders). Order books will be in a post-only mode for a minimum of one minute.
- Limit-only – In the third stage, limit orders will start matching but customers are unable to submit market orders. Order books will be in a limit-only mode for a minimum of ten minutes.
- Full trading – In the final stage, full trading services will be available, including limit, market, and stop orders.