Coinbase Indirectly Denied Ripple Listing Rumours

This conclusion can be made due to Twitter post of Coinbase account
06 March 2018   350

Representatives of the largest US cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase indirectly rumors that  the exchange will list the XRP.

Our January 4th, 2018 statement continues to stand: we have made no decision to add additional assets to either GDAX or Coinbase.
Any statement to the contrary is untrue and not authorized by the company.


For the first time rumors about the XRP listing appeared after the news that the chief operating officer and president of Coinbase Asiff Hirji together with executive director Ripple Brad Garlinghouse will be guests of the special issue of the program 'Fast Money' on the CNBC channel. Despite the absence of any other information, after the announcement, the XRP course went up and overcame the $ 1 mark.

In addition, it is still unclear whether Hirji and Garlinghouse will appear in the studio together, or each of them will have its own segment.

Recently the ex-manager of LinkedIn Emily Choi took the post of vice-president of Coinbase, and at the end of last year, the former president and chief operating officer of the site became former advisor to Andreessen Horowitz Asiff Hirji.

Web Traffic for Major Exchanges to Decrease Double

Estimates of the total number of visits to the trading sites based on web traffic show a sharp decline
23 March 2018   85

After the peak of attendance of crypto exchanges, which occurred in December-January, in February, users began to visit them twice more rarely. The same level of attendance was observed in November 2017. This is reported by with reference to the data of the Similarweb service.

So, if in December, 169.5 million visits were recorded at the Coinbase, and in January -123.5 million, in February their number fell by 49% to 63.1 million.

Coinbase Traffic
Coinbase Traffic

The indicator of Binance sank by 54%: from 191.5 million to 87.3 million visits.

Binance Traffic
Binance Traffic

Bitfinex had a 48% decrease from 35.4 million in January to 18.1 million in February, although back in December the exchange had 59.3 million user visits.

Bitfinex Traffic
Bitfinex Traffic

Kraken lost more than a half of its traffic for one month - 31.7 million visits in January dropped 13.8 million in February.

Kraken Traffic
Kraken Traffic

According to experts, the decrease in attendance is due to a decline in activity in the crypto-currency market in early 2018. In addition, traffic data on exchange sites may be associated with a general decrease in the number of transactions in the bitcoin network.