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Coinbase Trading Volume Soars While COIN Stock Rallies Post-Binance Settlement

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Updated by Bary Rahma
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In Brief

  • Coinbase experienced a substantial 62% surge in trading volume following Binance's $4.3 million settlement.
  • Blockchain analytical firm Kaiko stated that Coinbase gained market share, particularly outside US trading hours.
  • COIN stock rallied approximately 73% during the past month, reaching a high of around $137 as of December 1.
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Coinbase trading volume surged month-on-month following Binance’s recent regulatory issues. The increasing trading volume also coincided with a notable rise in COIN’s stock price.

In November, Binance and former CEO Changpeng Zhao pled guilty to multiple financial law violations and agreed to a $4.3 million settlement with the US authorities, including the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

Coinbase Emerges as the Winner

Following the resolution of the Binance case, Coinbase, one of its rivals, emerged as one of the biggest winners. The Brian Armstrong-led exchange’s trading volume increased by around 62% month-on-month to $50.4 billion from the $31.16 billion recorded in October.

Prominent blockchain analytical firm Kaiko corroborated the surging volume in a recent report. It stated that Coinbase and Bybit have emerged as the main beneficiaries of the issues with Binance.

According to Kaiko, Binance has ceded some market share to Coinbase in non-US hours and Bybit across the board.

“Coinbase’s share grew the most outside of U.S. trading hours (14-22 UTC), instead surging in the middle of the trading day in Europe and the beginning of the trading day in eastern Asia,” analysts at Kaiko said.

Coinbase Market Share Post-Binance issues
Percentage Change in Bitcoin Market Share. Source: Kaiko

Observers have suggested that this trend would likely continue as Coinbase’s compliance-first approach has won its adoption from several applicants for a spot Bitcoin ETF (exchange-traded fund). Coinbase is named the surveillance partner for many asset managers, including BlackRock, per filings with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

COIN Stock Rallies Past $130

Amid these developments, Coinbase’s COIN stock rallied by approximately 73% over the past month. The stock’s value surged from roughly $80 at the beginning of November to around $137 as of the market closing on December 1.

The rally continues a year-long trend of COIN’s price performance outperforming flagship assets, Bitcoin and Ethereum. The stock’s value has increased by over 100% in the last six months and by 260% year-to-date.

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Coinbase COIN Stock Price Performance
Coinbase COIN Stock Price Performance. Source: TradingView

It is worth noting that COIN shares remain approximately 60% below the all-time high of $343.

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Oluwapelumi Adejumo
Oluwapelumi believes Bitcoin and blockchain technology have the potential to change the world for the better. He is an avid reader and began writing about crypto in 2020.
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