COMP Token Spikes 25% on Surprise Binance Listing

The price of the Compound Governance Token (COMP) has jumped by one-quarter on news of a surprise listing on leading cryptocurrency exchange Binance.

COMP tokens began trading approximately one week ago, quickly making triple-figure gains and attracting millions in trade volume. Binance stated that it did not charge a listing fee for introducing the pairings.  

Binance now supports pairings between COMP and Bitcoin (BTC), Tether (USDT), Binance Coin (BNB), and BinanceUSD (BUSD).

COMP spikes 25% in five minutes on Poloniex

On June 25, Binance announced that it would list pairings for COMP one hour before they went live, spiking the token’s price by roughly 24.5% from $210 to $260 in five minutes on Poloniex.

COMP/USDT on Poloniex, 5-min chart

COMP/USDT on Poloniex, 5-min chart: TradingView

However, the move was much more gradual on the leading U.S.-based exchange Coinbase, which saw COMP gain 24.5% over the course of 30 mins.

COMP/USD on Coinbase, 5-min chart

COMP/USD on Coinbase, 5-min chart: TradingView

Prices have since retraced 10%, with COMP changing hands for roughly $230 as of press time. COMP currently comprises the 24th-largest crypto asset by market cap.

DeFi tokens pump and dump

Decentralized finance (DeFi) tokens have recently seen significant volatility, with COMP’s triple-figure gains and subsequent 40% crash setting the tone for the launch of Balancer’s governance token BAL.

On June 24, Balancer posted a 235% gain after its first day of trading, before similarly plummeting by 40%.

MakerDAO’s Maker (MKR) token has also produced significant price action over the past month, gaining 100% from $360 to $720 before quickly crashing back to the mid-400’s.

MKR/USD on Bitfinex, 1D chart

MKR/USD on Bitfinex, 1D chart: TradingView

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