Shiba Inu Prices Briefly Dropped 50% on Coinbase

The tokens have logged over $1.7 billion in volumes on the regulated exchange in the past 24 hours, the most among counterparts.

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Updated Mar 8, 2024 at 10:38 p.m. UTC
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  • Shiba Inu fell on Coinbase amid a volatile crypto trading session.
  • Such a drop usually occurs when a sell order exceeds the available market depth.

Shiba Inu (SHIB) prices briefly fell 50% on U.S. exchange Coinbase (COIN) in early Asia morning hours on Tuesday before returning to normal in an unusual move.

SHIB slipped from $0.000044 to $0.000022 on Coinbase amid a bitcoin (BTC)-led sell-off among major tokens. Prices fell to an average of $0.000036 on other exchanges, such as Bybit and Kraken, marking the Coinbase drop as an anomaly.

Such drops usually occur when a sell order exceeds the available market depth – or liquidity at any given point on a certain exchange. As of European morning hours, SHIB has a market depth of $1.2 million on Coinbase.

SHIB fell 50%, before quickly recovering, on the Coinbase exchange. (Tradingview)
SHIB fell 50%, before quickly recovering, on the Coinbase exchange. (Tradingview)

As such, spot SHIB volumes crossed $1.7 billion on Coinbase in the past 24 hours, the most among counterparts. The regulated exchange is one of the only avenues through which U.S.-based retail investors can participate in the crypto markets.

Despite the morning sell-off, SHIB prices are up 45% in the past 24 hours. Meanwhile, the broader CoinDesk 20 index (CD20) is up 3%.

The meme coin sector has rallied recently, jumping over 100% in the past week, data from CoinGecko shows.

Edited by Parikshit Mishra.


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