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Maker (MKR) is launching on Coinbase Pro

On Tuesday, June 9, MKR began trading on Coinbase Pro.

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May 29, 2020

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Maker (MKR) is launching on Coinbase Pro

On Monday, June 8, we began accepting inbound transfers of MKR to Coinbase Pro. Trading began at 9AM Pacific Time (PT) the next day Tuesday June 9.

Once sufficient supply of MKR is established on the platform, trading on our MKR-USD and MKR-BTC order books will start in phases, beginning with post-only mode and proceeding to full trading should our metrics for a healthy market be met.

Maker (MKR)

Maker is an ERC20 token that describes itself as “a utility token, governance token, and recapitalization resource of the Maker system.” The purpose of the Maker system is to manage another Ethereum token, the DAI stablecoin, that seeks to trade on exchanges at a value of exactly US$1.00.

Please note that MKR is not yet available on or via our Consumer mobile apps. We will make a separate announcement if and when this support is added.

The Stages of the MKR Launch

There will be four stages to the launch as outlined below. We will follow each of these stages independently for each new order book. If at any point one of the new order books 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.

We will publish tweets from our Coinbase Pro Twitter account as each order book moves through the following phases:

  1. Transfer-only. Starting on Monday, June 8, customers will be able to transfer MKR into their Coinbase Pro account. Customers will not yet be able to place orders and no orders will be filled on these order books. Trading will begin on or after 9AM Pacific Time (PT) the following day, if liquidity conditions are met.

  2. Post-only. In the second stage, customers can post limit orders but there will be no matches (completed orders). Order books will be in post-only mode for a minimum of one minute.

  3. Limit-only. In the third stage, limit orders will start matching, but customers are unable to submit market orders. Order books will be in limit-only mode for a minimum of ten minutes.

  4. Full trading. In the final stage, full trading services will be available, including limit, market, and stop orders.

One of the most common requests we receive from customers is to be able to trade more assets on our platform. Per the terms of our listing process, we anticipate supporting more assets that meet our standards over time.

You can sign up for a Coinbase Pro account here to start trading. For more information on trading MKR on Coinbase Pro, visit our support page.

A note regarding the previous launch of MKR on Coinbase Pro

In April 2019, Coinbase Pro launched support for MKR in a limited number of jurisdictions. Due to limited liquidity, these books failed to meet our metrics for a healthy market and did not proceed to trading, meaning no trades were executed.

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