Coinbase is adding two altcoins built on Ethereum to its ever-expanding suite of crypto assets.
After initially only being available on Coinbase Pro, ARPA Chain (ARPA) and Perpetual Protocol (PERP) are now open for trading on the company’s main retail trading platform and mobile applications.
ARPA is the token that powers ARPA Chain, a blockchain-based computation network that features data storage, smart contracts that preserve privacy, and scalable off-chain transactions that can be used to counter credit fraud and secure data wallets.
Other use cases include precision marketing, joint AI model training, and key management systems.
Though ARPA saw its price skyrocket after the original Coinbase Pro listing announcement, it has since stabilized and is exchanging hands at $0.16 at time of writing. It is 13% down from its seven-day high of $0.18, according to CoinGecko.
PERP powers Perpetual Protocol, a decentralized platform for opening up leveraged perpetual contracts in fiat money, cryptos, or other commodities without the need for middlemen.
Perpetual contracts are derivative contracts like futures, except that they don’t have any expiration dates.
PERP is trading at $16.13 as of writing, a 20% decrease from its seven-day high of $19.28, according to CoinGecko.
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