Increasing transparency for new asset listings on Coinbase

This blog was updated as of July 1, 2022 in order to reflect our previously disclosed position here to post only those assets we have decided to list. We have discontinued the list of assets under consideration and will continue to post those assets we have affirmatively decided to list to the “Roadmap” section.

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, April 11, 2022

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As part of an effort to increase transparency by providing as much information symmetry as possible, Coinbase will be using this blog post to communicate when we have made a decision to list an asset.


Updates to the roadmap will be made here and announced via our official Twitter account.

Note: Transfers and trading are not supported for these or any other assets until a listing is officially announced. Depositing these assets into your Coinbase account before an official announcement may lead to permanent loss of funds.

Assets on the Ethereum blockchain (ERC-20 tokens)

  • QCAD (QCAD) - Contract address: 0x4a16baf414b8e637ed12019fad5dd705735db2e0

Assets on the Solana blockchain (SPL tokens)

  • Drift Protocol (DRIFT) - Contract address: DriFtupJYLTosbwoN8koMbEYSx54aFAVLddWsbksjwg7

*This is not an exhaustive list of all assets which we have decided to list. Any asset not referenced in the above lists does not preclude any such asset from potential listing.

As a reminder, Coinbase recently introduced an Experimental label that may be applied to newly listed assets. Some of the assets mentioned above may be listed with this Experimental label.

More transparent and informed trading

Disclaimer & Risks: There will be times when an asset is delayed or removed from consideration for listing for any number of factors. While we will try to make every reasonable effort to minimize this risk of occurrence, it should be understood that all information in this blog is in no way intended to be relied upon as a promise or guarantee of listing. Coinbase reserves the right to discontinue this blog post.

Why have you decided to list these assets?

As mentioned during our launch of Asset Hub, our goal is to list every asset possible that meets our standards for legal, compliance and technical security. These standards do not take into account the market cap or popularity of a project. This means there are assets that we have concluded do not meet our standards and thus will not be listed on Coinbase at this time.

If we haven’t yet listed a popular asset, it is likely due to various reasons including:

  1. We have concluded that the asset does not meet our minimum listing standards across legal, compliance and technical security

  2. We do not have enough information about the asset

  3. Technical integration work is required

Our review process is outlined in greater detail here.

How do you choose which “types” of assets to support?

We are working to add support for additional networks and ecosystems as we aim to provide the greatest inventory of assets to our users.

Today we support 2 “types” of assets for trading on Coinbase:

  1. Native assets on their own network, such as ETH

  2. Tokens that adhere to a supported token standard, such as Ethereum ERC20, Solana SPL, and Avalanche ARC20

Resources on listing criteria

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The content is for informational purposes only, is general in nature and should not be relied upon or construed as legal, tax, investment, financial, a promise, guarantee, or other advice. Nothing contained herein constitutes a solicitation, recommendation, endorsement, or offer by Coinbase or its affiliates to buy or sell any cryptocurrency or other instruments in any jurisdiction in which such solicitation or offer would be unlawful under the laws of such jurisdiction. Additionally, Coinbase Ventures may be an investor in the crypto projects mentioned here, and additionally, Coinbase may hold such tokens on its balance sheet for operational purposes. A list of Coinbase Ventures investments is available at Finally, Coinbase has a conflict of interest policy that prevents board members or Coinbase employees from being involved in a listing decision where they have a financial interest

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