Bitcoin Cash Trading Update

We wanted to provide our customers with an update on Bitcoin Cash (BCH) trading on GDAX.

At 4:00pm PST on December 19, 2017, we launched three BCH order books on GDAX. All BCH order books opened in post-only mode, allowing customers to place open orders and establish liquidity.

At 5:20pm PST, we enabled trading on the BCH-USD book. The BCH-EUR and BCH-BTC books remained in post-only mode.

At 5:22pm PST, we paused trading in the BCH-USD order book due to significant volatility. Once paused, we cancelled resting orders and cleared all BCH order books. We made this decision to ensure a fair and orderly market.

BCH order books will reopen on December 20th at 9:00am PST. All BCH order books will open in post-only mode for a minimum of one hour to establish liquidity. We will continue to closely monitor market activity.

Bitcoin Cash Trading Update was originally published in The Coinbase Blog on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.


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