Coinbase($COIN) Share Price Falls Below Reference Amid Crypto Market Sell Off

By Prashant Jha
May 17, 2021 Updated May 17, 2021
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Coinbase ($COIN), the New York-based crypto exchange that went public last month has fallen below the reference price of $250 for the first time since listing. $COIN was trading just under $244 at the time of writing after registering a 5.3% decline since the opening today. The price fall comes amid a red crypto day in Twitter where the majority of the digital assets have fallen to the tune of 5%-10%.

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Coinbase made its public debut on Nasdaq after a phenomenal first-quarter performance and became one of the highest valued companies to ever go public on the platform. At the time of listing $COIN shares opened at $381 despite a reference price of $250. The listing was also delayed due to an ongoing investigation by the CFTC as a result instead of March, the crypto exchange went public in April after clearance from the SEC.

Crypto Market in Red After Elon vs Bitcoin Twitter Faceoff

The Elon Musk crypto Twitter face-off against Bitcoin proponents over his multiple vague allegations took a “salty” turn when Musk threatened to go all-in Dogecoin and then responded to several tweets including a known “crypto scammer” indicating that looking at the push back he has received from Bitcoin proponents Tesla might sell their Bitcoin holdings. This led to a sharp decline in Bitcoin price which fell to a 3-month low just above $42,000. Many even started speculating that Tesla might have indeed sold their BTC holdings looking at Musk’s unnecessary aggression and threatening tone. However, he later clarified that Tesla hasn’t sold any of their Bitcoin.

Most of the altcoins also followed the bearish trend as the majority of altcoins fell between 5%-10% barring a few. While FUDs in the crypto market is nothing new, but if someone of Musk’s stature decides to give fuel several debunked and tested FUDs it created a whole different scenario.

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An engineering graduate, Prashant focuses on UK and Indian markets. As a crypto-journalist, his interests lie in blockchain technology adoption across emerging economies.
The presented content may include the personal opinion of the author and is subject to market condition. Do your market research before investing in cryptocurrencies. The author or the publication does not hold any responsibility for your personal financial loss.

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