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Coinbase Files S-1, Plans Listing on NASDAQ Raising Up to $1 Billion, Generated $1.3 Billion in Revenue in 2020

As anticipated, Coinbase has publicly filed an S-1 outlining its plans to complete an initial public offering (IPO) on the NASDAQ. Accrording to the filing, Coinbase intends to raise up to $1 billion and  trade under the ticker symbol of “COIN.” The filing shares that… Read More

Unprecedented Bitcoin Rally Supported by Best-Performing Quarter for Crypto and DLT Startup Funding Totaling Over $700M in Q4 2020: Report

The current Bitcoin (BTC) bull market has been fueling another major boom in blockchain or distributed ledger tech (DLT) startup deals. Coinbase Ventures had launched back in 2018, which was during the extended cryptocurrency bear market that lasted from early January of that year to… Read More

Coinbase Recommends Using CoinTracker, a Free Tool for Calculating Taxes on Cryptocurrency Transactions

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San Francisco-based crypto exchange Coinbase says it’s focused on helping its customers during tax season (in the United States) Lawrence Zlatkin, Vice President, Tax, Coinbase, notes that for the second consecutive year, taxpayers will be asked on their tax return forms questions regarding digital currencies…. Read More

Proper Digital Payments Systems Use Cached Data for Speed and Persistent Data for Recoverability, Coinbase Explains

Digital asset exchange Coinbase recently explained how the company is building digital payments systems. Coinbase says that it aims to create an open financial system for consumers and businesses across the globe. The Coinbase Payments team’s mission is “to empower customers to move money in… Read More

Vast Bank Partners With Coinbase to Complete End-to-End Cryptocurrency Transaction

U.S. banking group Vast Bank announced on Thursday it has teamed up with cryptocurrency exchange platform Coinbase to complete an end-to-end cryptocurrency transaction. The bank claims it is the first nationally chartered financial institution to both purchase and provide custody services for a digital asset on… Read More

Justin Mart, Ryan Yi from Coinbase take a Closer Look at Ethereum, DeFi Growth, Also Review OCC, FinCEN Developments

Digital asset exchange Coinbase recently published its Around the Block #11: “A snapshot of decentralized finance (DeFi) and two sides of the crypto regulatory spectrum” (report), which aims to cover important issues in the crypto and blockchain industry. In this latest edition, released on February… Read More

Digital Asset Exchange Coinbase to Go Public through a Direct Listing Instead of Conducting an IPO

Digital asset exchange Coinbase has confirmed its plans to become a publicly-traded company “pursuant to a proposed direct listing of its Class A common stock.” Coinbase Global, Inc. noted in a blog post published on January 28, 2021, that the proposed listing is “expected to… Read More

US SEC Is Actively Looking at Stablecoins, and May Closely Examine Decentralized Finance or DeFi Platforms

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) confirmed that it will be actively looking at stablecoins which are digital assets pegged 1-to-1 with major world currencies such as the US dollar, British pound, the Euro, the Singapore dollar, among many others. Nisa Amoils, a securities… Read More

Crypto Exchange Coinbase Requests Rulemaking Pause from FinCEN following the Issuance of Biden White House Guidance to US Agencies

San Francisco-based crypto exchange Coinbase has requested a rulemaking pause from the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) following the Biden White House guidance to agencies. Coinbase writes in a letter that was reportedly shared with Kenneth Blanco, Director, FinCEN on January 25, 2021, that after… Read More

Coinbase Now Claims Over 43 Million Verified Users, has Managed to Grow its Digital Assets to $90 Billion: Report

Digital currency exchange Coinbase has reportedly managed to grow its total assets to $90 billion. Meanwhile, Coinbase Custody AUC represented over half or 50% of this total. San Francisco-based Coinbase now claims more than 43 million verified users. The exchange reportedly executed single trades surpassing… Read More

Digital Asset Exchange Coinbase to Acquire Blockchain or DLT Infrastructure Developer Bison Trails

San Francisco-based crypto exchange Coinbase has revealed that it will be acquiring leading blockchain infrastructure platform, Bison Trails. Coinbase stated in a blog post published on January 20, 2020 that the planned acquisition will allow Bison Trails to “accelerate its mission” to offer intuitive and… Read More

One of the Largest Digital Asset Trades in History was Reportedly Completed by One River Asset Management with Assistance from Coinbase

Hedge funds are increasingly looking to San Francisco-based Coinbase for innovative portfolio solutions, the cryptocurrency exchange claims. Coinbase was reportedly chosen as a full service partner and custodian by One River Asset Management. Brett Tejpaul, Head of Institutional Sales, Trading, Custody and Prime Services, notes… Read More

2021 Should See Some Big Fintech IPOs

2020 was a pretty good year for initial public offerings (IPOs). According to a tally put together by Renaissance Capital, 216 IPOs booked $78.1 billion during the year of COVID-19. Additionally, IPOs gained, on average, a whopping 75% – said to be the biggest post… Read More

Coinbase Developer Explains How USDC Stablecoin, a Multi Billion Dollar Ethereum ERC-20 Token, Was Upgraded

Pete Kim, who has helped build the USDC stablecoin version 2.0 and the Coinbase Wallet, has published an update on upgrading one of the world’s largest digital assets, USDC, which is an (Ethereum) ERC-20 compliant token. Kim explains that USD Coin (USDC) is a stablecoin… Read More

Digital Asset Exchanges Coinbase and OKCoin to Suspend XRP Trading and Deposits following Recent SEC Action

San Francisco based crypto exchange Coinbase announced on December 29, 2020, that it will be suspending XRP trading beginning on January 19, 2021. The leading digital asset exchange confirmed that “in light of the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) recent action against Ripple Labs,… Read More

Coinbase Security Team Shares Tips to Avoid Crypto related Phishing Attacks, SIM Swapping Tactics, and Damaging Security Breaches

Digital asset exchange Coinbase notes that its Security team regularly monitors the safety of its trading platform and customers’ funds. The US-based exchange also keeps a close eye on security threats and “abuse trends” affecting the larger crypto-economy. In December of this year, personal information… Read More

U.S. Crypto Platform Coinbase Now Hiring in Canada

  Cryptocurrency platform Coinbase announced earlier this week it is establishing operations in Canada for the first time. The Canadian expansion is notably part of Coinbase’s international expansion efforts and allows it to begin hiring from the “talented pool” of technology and finance professionals in… Read More

Coinbase Requests that FinCEN Apply Traditional 60-Day Notice-and-Comment Period for its Proposed Rulemaking for Crypto Transactions

On December 19, 2020, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) published a 72-page notice of proposed or suggested rulemaking, titled “Requirements for Certain Transactions Involving Convertible Virtual Currency or Digital Assets,” which could impose new and “onerous” reporting and recordkeeping requirements for virtual currency transactions,… Read More

Digital Asset Exchanges Kraken and Coinbase Announce Trading Support for The Graph (GRT)

US-based digital asset exchange Kraken has announced that The Graph (GRT) trading is now available on its platform. The Kraken team confirmed that while they’re pleased to announce that The Graph (GRT) trading is being supported on their exchange, it’s currently not available in the… Read More

Coinbase Adds Kelly Kramer, former CFO of Cisco, to its Board, Marc Andreessen to Transition to Board Director

Kelly Kramer, the former CFO at Cisco, has now joined the Board of Directors at digital asset exchange Coinbase. The San Francisco-based trading platform has also confirmed that Marc Andreessen will be transitioning to Board Director, from Board Observer. The news arrives when the crypto… Read More

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