The Basic Attention Token (BAT) was in our crypto news section this week for losing 28% of its value following a high profile Coinbase listing for the asset. However, many were left wondering why the altcoin declined about 20% against the dollar and recorded a 28% decline in value in a two-day span.
It all started on November 3rd when Coinbase officially announced the BAT token as live on Coinbase Pro – to be traded against USDC which is a stablecoin issued by Coinbase and Circle. Six days later (November 9th), Coinbase disclosed that the integration of BAT into Coinbase and other products is complete, stating:
“Starting today, Coinbase supports the Basic Attention Token (BAT) at Coinbase.com and in the Coinbase Android and iOS apps. Coinbase customers can now buy, sell, send, receive, or store BAT, along with Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Ethereum Classic, Litecoin, ZRX and USDC.”
The decline in the price of BAT was abnormal because of the integration. Similar to the case of ZRX and its dump following the listing of Coinbase, analysts think that these integrations demonstrate the typical ‘buy the rumor and sell the news’ moves by investors in the cryptocurrency market.
To sum things up, the price of BAT is very likely to have undergone major pressure as more investors seek to profit from it on short-term events.
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