Two Ethereum-Powered Altcoins Ignite Rallies After Surprise Coinbase Listing

Two altcoins are on the move after receiving sudden support from Coinbase, the top crypto exchange in the US.

In a new announcement, Coinbase revealed that it would support trading for ARPA Chain (ARPA), Bounce (AUCTION), and Perpetual Protocol (PERP) at 9 am Pacific Standard Time on Tuesday. All three cryptos are Ethereum tokens.

While PERP has remained relatively unfazed by the new announcement, both ARPA and AUCTION have ignited considerable rallies. At time of writing, ARPA is up over 50% since the support announcement, and 80% over the last week, according to CoinGecko.

AUCTION spiked 27% from the $33 range to nearly $42 before consolidating. At time of writing it’s trading at $38.58, up 13% on the day as per CoinGecko.

ARPA Chain is a layer-2 computation network that aims to enable privacy-preserving smart contracts, data storage, and scalable off-chain transactions. According to Binance, its use cases include credit anti-fraud, secure data wallets, precision marketing, joint AI model training, and key management systems.

Bounce is a decentralized auction protocol for tokens and non-fungible token (NFT) sales.

Coinbase explains,

“AUCTION supports incentives on the protocol, provides benefits and governance rights for holders, and is used to pay for certified listings.”

Perpetual Protocol is a decentralized platform for opening leveraged trading positions in fiat currencies, cryptocurrencies or commodities without the need for counterparties. PERP powers the platform as a governance token, and can also be staked. At time of writing, PERP is down 4% in the last 24 hours, but is up over 1300% over the last year.

Last week, Coinbase listed NFT marketplace Rarible (RARI) and BadgerDao (BADGER), which aims to tokenize Bitcoin (BTC) for use on decentralized finance (DeFi) protocols. Both soared in price after the announcement.

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