Starting today, Coinbase supports Balancer (BAL) and Ren (REN) at Coinbase.com and in the Coinbase Android and iOS apps. Coinbase customers can now buy, sell, convert, send, receive, or store BAL and REN. BAL is available in all Coinbase-supported regions, with the exception of New York State. REN is available in all Coinbase-supported regions, with the exception of New York State and the UK.
Balancer (BAL) is an Ethereum token that powers the Balancer protocol, an automated market maker that lets anyone create or add liquidity to trading pools while earning customizable trading fees. Balancer pools can have up to 8 tokens and each token can be individually weighted within the pool, such that one token can make up as little as 2% of the total.
Ren (REN) is an Ethereum token that powers Ren’s open protocol for transferring cryptocurrencies between blockchains. Ren aims to bring popular assets like Bitcoin and Zcash to blockchains including Ethereum, making it possible for these assets to participate in Ethereum’s decentralized finance ecosystem.
One of the most common requests we hear from customers is to be able to buy and sell more cryptocurrencies on Coinbase. We announced a process for listing assets, designed in part to accelerate the addition of more cryptocurrencies. We are also investing in new tools to help people understand and explore cryptocurrencies. We launched informational asset pages (see BAL here and REN here), as well as a new section of the Coinbase website to answer common questions about crypto.
Customers can sign up for a Coinbase account here to buy, sell, convert, send, receive, or store BAL and REN today.