On November 2, 2018, Coinbase announced that it would be integrating support for Basic Attention Token (BAT), an ERC-20 token that is designed to work out-of-the-box with the privacy-centric Brave Browser, on CoinbasePro.
BAT will initially trade against USD Coin (USDC), a stablecoin that Coinbase developed with Circle Ltd. and recently added to its platforms. The new offering is not available on Coinbase’s primary platform, and the company said it would make a separate announcement when this occurs.
The offering is being integrated on Coinbase Pro in the following order of stages: “Transfer-only,” “Post-only,” “Limit-only” and finally a “Full trading” stage.
“If at any point the BAT/USDC order book does not meet our assessment for a healthy and orderly market, we may keep the book in one state for a longer period of time, or suspend trading as per our Trading Rules. Any other BAT order books we launch will also go through the same stages,” according to a Coinbase blog post.
“We will accept deposits for at least 12 hours prior to enabling trading. Once sufficient liquidity is established, trading on the BAT/USDC order book will start … BAT trading will be accessible for users in most jurisdictions, but will not initially be available for residents of the state of New York,” the Coinbase blog post continued.