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Former Coinbase Exec Joins CFTC as Director of Market Oversight

Coinbase’s current VP and General Counsel for Business Lines and Markets, Dorothy Dewitt, is leaving the exchange to become Director of Market Oversight at the Commodity Futures and Trading Commission (CFTC). Dewitt’s LinkedIn profile indicates she’s been working at Coinbase for 11 months. The CFTC, “polices…derivatives… Read More

Coinbase Considering Initial Exchange Offering (IEO) Platform for Asia

Coinbase is considering launching an initial exchange offering (IEO) platform in Asia. This would allow it to launch and broker “a proprietary exchange token” and other tokens in the region, Coindesk reports. The crypto trading platform’s possible plans were announced this week by Kayvon Pirestani,… Read More

Coinbase UK Settles Lawsuit After Being Forced to Freeze Stolen Bitcoins Settles Lawsuit

Coinbase UK has settled a lawsuit with the CEO of Alphabit regarding Coinbase’s alleged handling of Bitcoins worth almost $1 million USD that were allegedly stolen from Alphabit by hackers in July, Law 360 reports. Alphabit is UK-based “crypto-asset investment company” that claims to manage… Read More

Report: Coinbase Processing Majority of Public-Facing USD-to-Tether Trades, Binance Hosting Most Public BTC-to-Tether Action

America and Asia’s two largest public-facing crypto trading platforms, Coinbase and Binance, also bear the most exposure to Tethers, a synthetic form of USDs introduced into crypto trading markets to give liquidity. This is the conclusion of CoinMetrics, a blockchain data analysis firm, which recently… Read More

Man Facing 20 Years in Connecticut for Alleged Theft of Mobile Phone and Cryptocurrency

A man named Darren Carter has been charged with Identity Theft 1st Degree in Connecticut for stealing a man’s phone in California and then using it to access that victim’s Coinbase cryptocurrency account to steal $15,472.31 USD. The Westport Police Department alleges that Carter stole… Read More

Santander Still Banking Coinbase, Barclays Out, Clearbank Steps In

Coinbase, a large, US-based cryptocurrency trading platform, experienced a shake up of its UK banking services this week. On Wednesday, an anonymous “rBitcoin” forum participant on Reddit posted that (Banco) Santander was refusing to deposit money to the individuals’ Coinbase UK account, probably because of… Read More

Coinbase Announces Bug in Signup Page That Resulted in Some Registration Details Being Stored in Clear Text in Internal Web Server Logs

Cryptocurrency exchange platform Coinbase announced on Friday it recently began emailing a total of 3,420 of its customers to let them know that a bug in its signup resulted in some registration details being stored in clear text in its internal web server logs. Coinbase… Read More

Coinbase Custody Completes Acquisition of Xapo’s Institutional Businesses

Coinbase announced on Thursday that its Coinbase Custody has completed the acquisition of Xapo’s institutional businesses. Coinbase claims that the acquisition caps off a tremendous period of growth and innovation for Coinbase Custody. “In just over one year since launch, Coinbase Custody has grown to over $7 billion… Read More

Coinbase UK Delisting “Privacy Coin” ZCash

The UK division of US-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has sent letters to customers telling them to convert their ZCash coins or remove their balances by August 26th, Coindesk reports. Balances not relocated will be converted to British pounds. ZCash is a so-called “privacy coin” that… Read More

Bitcoin Cash: Negligence Case Against Coinbase to Proceed, Fraud Claims Dismissed

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A civil case against American crypto trading platform Coinbase alleging the exchange bungled its listing of Bitcoin Cash (a fork of Bitcoin) will proceed on grounds of possible negligence in California. Fraud and unlawful conduct allegations have been dismissed after the judge determined that the… Read More

Report: British Tax Authority Requests User Crypto Trading Records from Coinbase, eToro and CEX

A source to Coindesk is claiming that Britain’s tax authority, HM Revenue & Customs, has sent letters to three cryptocurrency exchanges requesting access to the trading records of British customers served by the platforms. According to the source, Coinbase, eToro, and CEX.IO have all received… Read More

Coinbase Considering Another Set of Tokens

As part of its stated goal, “to offer support for all assets that meet our technical standards and…comply with applicable laws…(and give) customers around the world…access…to at least 90%…of all digital assets in circulation,” Coinbase has announced it is “exploring the addition of new assets.”… Read More

Coinbase Introduces Spending Summaries to Help Users Keep Track of Coinbase Card Purchases

Cryptocurrency exchange platform Coinbase announced on Tuesday the launch of its new feature, Spending Summaries, for users to keep track of their Coinbase Card purchases. Coinbase reported that Spending Summaries break down your crypto purchases into ten different categories such as Transport, Cash Withdrawals, Restaurants,… Read More

Coinbase Now Offering Exclusive Trading Data to Customers

Cryptocurrency exchange platform Coinbase announced last week it is now offering exclusive trading data available to any Coinbase customers for free. According to Coinbase, trading signals are up-to-date, trusted, exclusive data only available on the platform and are meant to help customers independently create and… Read More

Coinbase Says Interest in Crypto “Growing” in America

San Francisco-based crypto exchange Coinbase is tooting it’s sector’s horn in a recent blog post regarding “awareness and adoption trends related to crypto in America, such as which US States have the highest rates of participation and where enthusiasm is highest.” The results are gleaned from,… Read More

Outage and Issues at Two Crypto Exchanges as Bitcoin’s Price Dropped $1.8K in 15 Minutes

American crypto exchange Coinbase went dark Wednesday at the same time as the price of Bitcoins plummeted approximately $1800 dollars in 15 minutes, Coindesk reports. At the company’s Twitter account, Coinbase attributed the outage to cloudflare. [status] Identified: We are currently investigating this issue. We… Read More

Coinbase Unveils Real Time Price Alerts For Mobile App

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Cryptocurrency exchange platform Coinbase announced on Thursday it was introducing real-time price alerts for any cryptocurrency through the Coinbase mobile app. The new feature will automatically find out when the market moves on the crypto users care about most  without the need to go check… Read More

Coinbase Visa Card Launching in 6 More European Countries

US based cryptocurrency trading platform Coinbase has announced that it’s Coinbase (Visa) Card will become available in Spain, Germany, France, Italy, Ireland, and the Netherlands this week following a successful launch of the card in the UK in April. According to CNBC, the card will… Read More

Coinbase Update: Customers May Now Earn DAI By Watching Lessons/Completing Quizzes About DAI & Features

Cryptocurrency exchange platform Coinbase announced on Monday that customers around the world can start earning DAI by watching lessons and completing quizzes about DAI and its features. According to Coinbase, DAI is the first stablecoin to be made available through Coinbase Earn. “According to the DAI whitepaper, DAI is… Read More

Coinbase Custody Now Supporting Deposits & Withdrawals from Security Token BCAP

Coinbase is pushing closer to its mission to be all thing for digital assets including security tokens. Yesterday, Coinbase Custody announced it was now accepting withdrawals and deposits from $BCAP. BCAP, or Blockchain Capital, is one of the first security tokens in existence. It is… Read More

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