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Coinbase to List Solana-Based Shadow Token (SHDW)

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Updated by Bary Rahma
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In Brief

  • Coinbase plans to list Shadow Token on its exchange, starting trading on April 10.
  • SHDW will have an "experimental label" due to its newness and low trading volume.
  • Users should only send SHDW over the Solana network be cautious due to volatility.
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Coinbase has announced its plan to list Shadow Token (SHDW), a Solana network (SPL token) asset, on its crypto exchange.

Starting from April 10, 2024, at approximately 12:00 ET, trading will commence, subject to liquidity conditions being met. This move will allow Coinbase users to transfer and trade SHDW within regions where trading is permitted.

Coinbase to List Shadow Token (SHDW)

To ensure a smooth trading experience, Coinbase will initially roll out trading for SHDW-USD pairs in phases once it secures a sufficient supply of the asset. However, users must note that they should not send SHDW over networks other than Solana. Doing so could result in the loss of funds.

In line with its commitment to transparency and customer safety, Coinbase has designated SHDW with an “experimental label.” Coinbase applies this label to assets that are new to its platform or have relatively low trading volumes compared to other cryptocurrencies. The experimental label is a caution to users. It highlights that such assets may experience significant price fluctuations and issues related to low liquidity, including canceled orders.

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The Solana network contract address for Shadow Token is SHDWyBxihqiCj6YekG2GUr7wqKLeLAMK1gHZck9pL6y. Coinbase encourages users to familiarize themselves with the risks of trading experimental assets and to exercise caution when engaging in SHDW transactions. Especially given the spike in volatility SHDW experienced following the announcement.

Shadow Token Price Performance
Shadow Token Price Performance. Source: TradingView

Coinbase’s decision to list SHDW indicates its continuous efforts to broaden its cryptocurrency portfolio and offer users a wide array of digital assets. However, certain community members have raised concerns about the company’s strategy of supporting altcoins with low market capitalization.

“[Coinbase] keeps expanding support for a failing, centralized, vaporware chain, and keeps ignoring the far superior alternatives,” a crypto enthusiast commented.

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Bary Rahma
Bary Rahma is a talented journalist who graduated from New York University with a degree in Journalism. In her extensive career, she has worked for renowned media outlets such as CNN, showcasing her investigative skills and storytelling abilities. Currently, Bary contributes her expertise to BeInCrypto, where she crafts insightful articles on the dynamic crypto industry. In addition to her work at BeInCrypto, she has contributed her expertise as a content writer for Binance, creating...
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