COINDESK UPDATING… The 'Coinbase Effect' Turns Bearish After BAT Prices Drop Post-Listing

The value of browser startup Courageous’s Fundamental Consideration Token (BAT) fell by as a lot as 20 p.c previously 24 hours.

Buying and selling for BAT formally went reside yesterday on Coinbase, the biggest cryptocurrency alternate within the U.S., a transfer that adopted the token’s inclusion on Coinbase’s skilled platform. 

Coinbase initially teased the thought of itemizing BAT amongst 4 different cryptocurrencies on July 13, triggering a 27 p.c leap in its worth on the time. BAT was capable of attain a Three-month excessive of $zero.45 simply 11 days later.

But as of press time, BAT is buying and selling at round $zero.30, representing a 23 p.c decline from than yesterday’s excessive of $zero.39.  

BAT/USD Day by day chart

As will be seen within the above chart, the value of BAT broke above its higher Bollinger Band and hit a three-month excessive of $zero.39 following the Coinbase itemizing information, although it shortly retreated.

In technical evaluation, a worth extending above its Bollinger Band is normally an indication of overextension. When mixed with an overbought relative power index (RSI), a pullback turns into extra doubtless in consequence.

Given yesterday’s bearish candle shut, it is attainable that BAT’s descent just isn’t full. The center of the Bollinger Band – generally known as the idea (center red-line) – can now be regarded to for short-term assist.

Falling beneath the idea would set scope for an additional drop to the underside Bollinger Band the place assist confluence with the zero.618 Fibonacci lies close to $zero.22.

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It is value noting BAT’s bearish response from the market, following its itemizing on Coinbase, just isn’t the primary time an identical scenario has taken place.

ZRX and ETC had been two different cryptocurrencies added to the alternate this 12 months that had been met with preliminary investor enthusiasm however fell shortly after their official itemizing on the alternate.

ZRX grew to become the latest addition to Coinbase when it was listed on October 16th. Its worth rose to an Eight-week excessive of $1.09 the subsequent day, however it started a steep descent thereafter.

At present, ZRX is buying and selling at a worth of $zero.72 on the Binance alternate, representing a 33 p.c drop from its post-Coinbase itemizing excessive.

Within the body beneath, the value motion of ETC tells an identical story. The cryptocurrency hit a excessive of $15.09 on Aug.16, the day of its itemizing on Coinbase, however only a week later it was buying and selling at a 20 p.c lower cost. At present, ETC is buying and selling on Binance at a worth of about $9.55, marking a 37 p.c drop from its Aug. 16 excessive.


  • BAT appears to be one other sufferer of the “purchase the rumor, promote the information” buying and selling technique following its itemizing on Coinbase.
  • Yesterday’s bearish each day shut hints at an additional pullback within the coming days in the direction of the Bollinger Band foundation line the place it might discover non permanent assist, at present positioned at $zero.28.
  • Discovering acceptance beneath the idea would set scope for a drop to the underside band the place the zero.618 Fibonacci retracement lies close to $zero.22.

Disclosure: The writer holds BTC, AST, REQ, OMG, FUEL, 1st and AMP on the time of writing.

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