I had a post only limit order place for €172 per ETH, about 50% of the order filled before the price dropped to €171.95, leaving my limit order somehow still open? The order was placed when the price was above €172 so didn't execute as a market order at any point.

This has happened several times on Coinbase Pro, surely the point of a limit order is to the keep the order on the book, so why is the price skipping my order?

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    IMHO, this topic belongs to bitcoin SE. In short, cryptocurrency exchange is not regulated, so any answer on how it fulfils the order is highly speculated and opinion-based. It doesn't work like forex trading nor like the stock exchange. – mootmoot Sep 18 '19 at 11:20
  • Its really more to do with Limit Orders rather than whatever the underlying asset is. – TheDream Sep 18 '19 at 11:21
  • Nice edit but Coinbase is regulated as an exchange so its not speculative and opinion based.. – TheDream Sep 18 '19 at 11:33
  • Quick question: were you placing the order to buy ETH? That seems to be the case from the details in your question, but it wasn't stated explicitly. – Lawrence Sep 18 '19 at 12:00
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    This appears to be offtopic for bitcoin stackexchange too, not least because Ethereum is not Bitcoin. A question about how Coinbase operate should be directed to them first, I feel; failing that reddit.com/r/CoinBase and reddit.com/r/CryptoCurrency both have significantly broader readership more likely than we to have an answer for OP. – Alistair Mann Sep 18 '19 at 19:51

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