Tagged: coinbase

Crypto VCs at Consensus Envision Token-Based Future

Seasoned reporter Paul Vigna, who covers cryptocurrencies and blockchain at the Wall Street Journal and who also co-authored a fine book on the subject, The Age of Cryptocurrencies, sat down at Consensus with VCs Balaji S. Srinivasan and Fred Wilson to discuss the business realities that may… Read More

Coinbase Debuts Institutional Suite of Products & Announces New Chicago Office

Coinbase announced earlier this week the launch of its new product offerings for institutions, which are designed to meet the demand to trade and invest in cryptocurrency. The company reported that over the past few months more than 100 hedge funds have announced plans to… Read More

Facebook Creates Dedicated Blockchain Team

The man who decoupled messaging from the main Facebook site, made it a discreet app customers had to download to phones (which mined even call data from customer phones), is leaving Facebook’s Messenger department to lead a blockchain working group within the company. David Marcus,… Read More

Coinbase Crypto Exchange Shuts Out Wikileaks

In a form letter correspondence consistent with the low service levels crypto clients have come expect, Coinbase, operators of the planet’s 11th largest crypto exchange, pulled the plug on payments to the Wikileaks store April 20th. In a screenshot of the letter posted by Wikileaks,… Read More

New York Attorney General Sends Letter to 13 Cryptocurrency Exchanges, Launches “Integrity Initiative” in Move to Protect Investors & Consumers

The New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has sent a letter to 13 different cryptocurrency exchanges. Described as a fact-finding inquiry into the policies and practices of platforms used by consumers to trade cryptocurrencies, the AG labeled the move the Virtual Markets Integrity Initiative. The… Read More

Coinbase Acquires Digital Currency Platform Earn.com

Earn.com, a platform that gives users cryptocurrencies for doing tasks such as replying to emails, announced on Monday it is being acquired by digital wallet and crypto exchange, Coinbase. As part of the acquisition, Earn’s Co-Founder and CEO, Balaji Srinivasan, will join Coinbase and assume the role… Read More

Coinbase Ventures will invest in Promising Startups, Perhaps Competitors

Digital wallet and crypto exchange Coinbase is adding an investment arm to their company. In a blog post, the company announced the creation of Coinbase Ventures – just the latest expansion of the digital asset platform. Coinbase said they are “rooting for the best and… Read More

Coinbase Files Reg D with SEC as it Preps to Support Additional Cryptocurrencies

Coinbase has filed a Form D 506c with the Securities and Exchange Commission for its Index Fund. The fund was announced earlier this month as a path for investors to gain diversified exposure to the fast evolving digital asset class. The Form D shared little… Read More

Congressional Hearing on Cryptocurrencies & ICOs Provides Perspective from Legislators & Industry Advocates

Today, during a hearing by the House Financial Services Committee, subcommittee on Capital Markets, Securities, and Investment, representatives queried industry participants on the topic of “Examing the Cryptocurrencies and ICO Markets.” Crypto is a hot item of discussion on Capitol Hill. Both regulators and elected officials… Read More

Coinbase Receives e-Money License from UK Financial Conduct Authority, Opens an Account with Barclays

Coinbase, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in the world, has received an e-money license from the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). This will enable Coinbase to offer payments in the UK while supporting the UK’s Faster Payments Scheme. Simultaneously, Coinbase has partnered with Barclays… Read More

House Financial Services Committee Updates on March 14th Hearing on Cryptocurrencies and Initial Coin Offerings

As Crowdfund Insider shared last week, the House Financial Services Committee, Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Securities, and Investment will hold a hearing entitled “Examining Cryptocurrencies and ICO Markets.” The Hearing will take place at Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, DC but the proceedings will… Read More

TradeStation forms Partnership with GDAX to Provide Crypto Data

TradeStation, an online broker-dealer and futures commission merchant, will now provide clients with real-time market data for four cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash and Litecoin. The new service is due to a partnership with GDAX, part of the Coinbase family of companies. TradeStation says… Read More

Accredited Investors Only: Coinbase Announces Crypto Index Fund

Diversification is key for any investment portfolio. When investing in equities, some people believe that 30 stocks and provide a better risk adjusted return over time. The same can be said for purchasing a basket of cryptocurrencies. Coinbase, one of the largest crypto exchanges in… Read More

Look Out PayPal: Coinbase Now Powering Payments in Digital Currency

Coinbase, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in the world, has launched Coinbbase Commerce, a payments platform that allows merchants to accept digital currency anywhere, anytime. Recently Stripe, a popular payments processor, announced it would stop accepting Bitcoin as payments so Coinbases announcement is timely…. Read More

Certain Banks are Blocking Credit Card Transactions on Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Coinbase, one of the largest Bitcoin exchanges in the world, tweeted out last week that certain credit card issuers were blocking transactions on its exchange. These bank based cards included; JPM Chase, Bank of America, Citi and Capital One. So what’s up with that? Well,… Read More

Coinbase Introduces Open Source Fund: A Little $ Help for Some Friends

Coinbase has launched the Coinbase Open Source Fund from which we’ll be donating $2500 each month to open source projects. According to its blog, Coinbase also began “as a humble Rails project” and has relied  on open source software to build its systems and products. “As… Read More

NODE40 Provides Tax Compliance to Cryptocurrency, Now Supports Coinbase Users

Bitcoin Tax Software NODE40 has announced it can now support Coinbase users in time for the April tax deadline (US). NODE40 is targeting Coinbase’s 13+ million users and the fact they must report capital gains and losses for their crypto trades during 2017. During 2017,… Read More

Follow that Unicorn! Coinbase Nabs $1B Revenue during 2017

Coinbase, co-founded by Brian Armstrong and Fred Ehrsam, provides support for Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin in 32 countries, with over 10 million customers served and over $50B in digital currency exchanged. Now the six year-old digital wallet and crypto-exchange Coinbase has reportedly crossed $1 billion in revenue… Read More

KNO-MO?   The Seemingly Small (Yet Actually Chasmic) Gap Between Crypto Knowledge & Crypto Capability

Oh the excitement!  Oh the frustration! Each day, more and more people are becoming aware of digital tokens generally, and an ever increasing number of them have begun the journey into purchasing some of those tokens.  But a lack of mechanical technological know-how may leave… Read More

Coinbase Says No Dice to Listing Other Cryptos for Now, Ripple Dips on Statement

Coinbase, one of the largest crypto exchanges in the world, published a post yesterday saying they have not made any decision to add any additional digital assets to either GDAX or Coinbase. The statement by Coinbase effectively squashed rumors that Ripple would soon be listed… Read More