Coinbase Lists Solana-Based Project Tokens for First Time

The listing of non-Ethereum ORCA and FIDA confirms a CoinDesk scoop.

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Updated May 11, 2023 at 4:01 p.m. UTC
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Coinbase on Monday began accepting inbound transfers of two Solana ecosystem tokens, FIDA and ORCA, confirming CoinDesk’s earlier reporting.

Announced in a tweet (per a new policy), the expansion adds SPL tokens (Solana’s ERC-20 equivalent) to Coinbase’s token menagerie for the first time. It previously stuck to layer 1 coins and tokens built atop the Ethereum blockchain.

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  • Orca and Bonfida are decentralized exchanges for Solana-based assets, including wrapped tokens.

    Already in the green for the day, ORCA rallied within minutes of Coinbase’s announcement before giving much of the gains back by press time. FIDA dropped.

    Does “more tokens” mean less “Coinbase effect”? It could be a factor to consider as the publicly traded exchange executes CEO Brian Armstrong’s tweeted plans to list “every” asset where possible.

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    Danny Nelson

    Danny is CoinDesk's Managing Editor for Data & Tokens. He owns BTC, ETH and SOL.


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