What is the 'Experimental' label?

What is the Experimental label?

With the goal of being as transparent as possible, we’ve added an Experimental label to the product detail page of some of our tradable assets. This label applies to assets that are either new to our platform, or have relatively low trading volume compared to the broader crypto marketplace we support. 

These requirements might change over time due to market conditions. We’re constantly monitoring all the assets on the platform, and may remove the label when the asset no longer meets our criteria as stated above.

We encourage you to exercise caution when interacting with assets bearing the Experimental label as they come with certain risks, including price swings and canceled orders associated with lower volume and availability. For more details about supported assets at Coinbase, please refer to our Asset Directory.

We strongly encourage you to learn about crypto before you trade, regardless of whether an asset carries the Experimental label or not.

Are there trading restrictions associated with the Experimental label?

No, the Experimental label will not impact your ability to send, receive, buy, sell and/or hold assets on Coinbase. However, we do ask you to read and confirm you understand the risks involved, such as price swings and canceled orders, before trading an experimental asset for the first time. 

Where can I find the Experimental Asset label?

Users of coinbase.com and the Coinbase mobile application are able to identify assets with the Experimental label by visiting the detail page for the asset.

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