The cost of the altcoin rose by 12% in half an hour after the Twitter bot Whalebot announced its possible addition to the American crypto exchange. The price dropped sharply when a representative of the trading platform denied this information
On the night of Friday, September 10, the price of XRP rose by 12% in half an hour, to $1.23, then fell sharply to the previous levels of about $1.12. This happened after the Whale Alert Twitter bot reported about a possible listing of the token on the Coinbase crypto exchange, and then this information was refuted by the trading platform itself.
Coinbase suspended XRP trading on January 19 of this year due to an investigation by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) against Ripple. The regulator accuses her of illegally selling securities worth $1.3 billion.
Early in the morning of September 10, the Whalebot bot wrote that XRP could appear on Coinbase in pairs with bitcoin, the US dollar, the British pound and the euro. Then the service published other messages about listings on the trading platform, for example, about the Dogecoin pair with USDT, which appeared on the exchange back in early June.
Later, Whalebot deleted the latest posts related to Coinbase and questioned the accuracy of the information that was reported in them. Coinbase also noted that it suspended XRP trading. Altcoin was temporarily displayed in the Coinbase Pro mobile application for some users, but they could not be traded.