Pepe Coin Spikes on Coinbase International Plan to List Perpetual Futures

The crypto exchange's off-shore arm will open perpetuals market for the popular meme coin on April 18.

AccessTimeIconApr 11, 2024 at 4:36 p.m. UTC
Updated Apr 11, 2024 at 4:44 p.m. UTC
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Popular meme coin pepe (PEPE) jumped on the news that Coinbase International Exchange, the U.S.-based crypto exchange's off-shore arm for institutions, will open a perpetual futures market for the token next week.

The exchange said in an X post that it will list PEPE perps on Coinbase International Exchange and Coinbase Advanced and commence trading on or after 9:30 a.m. UTC on April 18.

The news sparked hopes among traders that it could foreshadow a potential spot listing for the fourth largest memecoin, boasting a $3 billion market capitalization.

PEPE gained as much as nearly 10% immediately after the announcement before paring most of the gains. At press time, the token had pulled back to about a 3% advance over the past 24 hours.

Edited by Stephen Alpher.


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