Crypto Goes Plastic — Coinbase’s Visa-Approved Solution Suggests Growth February 26, 2020

On Feb. 19, Coinbase announced that it has become a principal member of Visa. In an apparent first for the cryptocurrency industry, the firm is now able to issue debit cards without having to involve third parties. Prior to that, Coinbase had been releasing its physical cards in collaboration with authorized intermediaries, similarly to dozens […]

Coinbase and Ripple Push for Regulatory Framework, US Congress Stalls February 7, 2020

A new working group, spearheaded by senior employees of Ripple and Coinbase, is going to advise United States regulators on crypto-friendly policies. But congresspeople are too busy preparing for the upcoming elections, which means that U.S. crypto firms will have to continue hula-hooping through state-by-state regulations in the near future.  Earlier this month, a D.C.-based […]

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong Rounds Up the Decade in Crypto January 3, 2020

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong published a Medium post on Jan. 2 sharing his thoughts on how the crypto space has progressed over the last ten years.  Armstrong’s post, inspired by Fred Wilson’s article on technology over the past decade, begins with Bitcoin. Armstrong noted that the leading cryptocurrency hasn’t failed once in its birth ten-year history. […]

Coinbase UK Settles Lawsuit With Victim of Email Phishing Attack September 12, 2019

The United Kingdom arm of cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase settled a two-month legal battle with a man who lost 80 Bitcoins (BTC) in an email phishing attack. Stolen Bitcoin diverted to Coinbase On Sept. 10, legal news site Law360 reported that Coinbase U.K. had reached an undisclosed settlement with Liam Robertson to exit a London-launched litigation […]

Coinbase Custody Holds $1.3B in Assets Under Custody, Expects to Hit $2B ‘Soon’ June 15, 2019

Coinbase Custody revealed that it holds $1.3 billion in assets under custody (AUC) and the firm expects to hit $2 billion AUC soon in a Twitter thread published on June 13. In a series of tweets, what is evidently the official Coinbase Custody Twitter account reported that last week the company’s CEO, Sam McIngvale, and […]

Coinbase Now Supports Cryptocurrency Token EOS May 30, 2019

Major United States-based cryptocurrency exchange and wallet service Coinbase has added support for EOS, according to a press release on May 30. The new addition is reportedly available for trading and storage in most areas covered by Coinbase, with the exception of the United Kingdom and New York at press time. The announcement also notes […]

Coinbase: Former Provider Sold User Data to Third Parties, Prompting Neutrino Acquisition March 4, 2019

Christine Sandler, Coinbase’s director of institutional sales, has defended the crypto exchange’s controversial acquisition of blockchain intelligence firm Neutrino. In an interview with financial news channel Cheddar on March 1, Sandler said that previous client data providers were selling Coinbase user data to outside sources. As reported, major United States crypto exchange and wallet Coinbase […]

Ripple Head of Markets: XRP Token Listing Was ‘Coinbase’s Independent Decision’ March 1, 2019

Blockchain payment network Ripple did not influence United States cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase’s decision to list XRP, a senior executive claimed on social media on Feb. 27. As part of a Twitter debate involving United Kingdom-based entrepreneur and investor Alistair Milne, Ripple’s head of markets, Miguel Vias, broke ranks with previous correspondence from Ripple about Coinbase. […]

Crypto Exchange Coinbase Acquires San Francisco-Based Tech Startup Blockspring January 18, 2019

Major cryptocurrency exchange and wallet provider Coinbase has acquired Andreessen Horowitz-backed tech startup Blockspring. The purchase was revealed in a blog post published Jan. 14. San Francisco-based Blockspring produces tools that enable developers to automatically gather and process information from application programming interfaces (APIs). In 2015, the company raised $3.4 million in a round led […]

Coinbase, Kraken Join Major Exchanges Supporting Ethereum Constantinople Hard Fork January 15, 2019

Major United States cryptocurrency exchanges Coinbase and Kraken became the latest to confirm support for Ethereum’s (ETH) Constantinople hard fork, both announcing on Twitter, Jan. 14. The two major exchanges join Binance, Huobi and OKEx in pledging to monitor the event, which will trigger at Ethereum block height 7,080,000, expected this week. “Coinbase intends to […]

Coinbase Gets Approval to Offer Crypto Custody Services in the State of New York October 24, 2018

New York state regulators have approved Coinbase Custody Trust Company LLC to roll out their cryptocurrency custody services in the state, according to an official announcement published Oct. 23. The New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) has authorized Coinbase’s wholly-owned subsidiary Coinbase Custody Trust Company LLC to provide a limited range of custody […]

Coinbase Launches First ERC-20 Token on Platform October 12, 2018

Leading U.S. cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has started listing 0x (ZRX) token, according to an announcement published Oct. 11. The move marks the first time Coinbase has added support for an ERC-20 token. ERC-20 tokens are tokens developed and used solely on the Ethereum (ETH) platform, where ERC stands for Ethereum Request for Comment, and 20 […]

New Coinbase Listing Process Will Allow Exchange to ‘Rapidly’ Increase Supported Assets September 26, 2018

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has announced a new process that will allow it to list more digital assets faster, according to a statement published September 25. Per the announcement, the new process refers only to digital assets that are compliant with local law, which means that certain assets listed on the platform may only be available […]

Coinbase Expands UK Offering With Four GBP Altcoin Pairs September 6, 2018

U.S. cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase will open trading of four more cryptocurrencies for U.K. pound sterling (GBP) Friday, a blog post confirmed Wednesday, September 5. Following a deal with UK bank Barclays to open access to the country’s Faster Payments network in March, residents will now be able to trade altcoins Ethereum (ETH), Ethereum Classic (ETC), […]

Coinbase to Pursue Decentralized Form of Identification Following Acquisition August 16, 2018

Cryptocurrency exchange and wallet service Coinbase has acquired San Francisco-based startup Distributed Systems Inc., which works on decentralized identity solutions, according to an August 15 announcement. In the blog post, B Byrne, project manager for Identity at Coinbase, said Distributed Systems will help the exchange work on new ways to validate and verify identity within its […]

Coinbase Enables Cryptocurrency Gift Cards in Europe and Australia July 25, 2018

Cryptocurrency exchange giant Coinbase has struck a new partnership to enable customers in Europe and Australia spend their cryptocurrency at major retailers and services including Nike and Uber. Coinbase is partnering WeGift, a London-based FinTech startup for the new service which allows its users to fundamentally withdraw their cryptocurrency into gift cards that can be […]

Hodler’s Digest, July 16-22: Coinbase Backpedals on Regulatory Approval and Switzerland Becomes Even More Crypto Friendly July 22, 2018

Coming every Sunday, the Hodler’s Digest will help you to track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions, and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week Crypto Exchange Coinbase Retracts Announcement Of Getting Regulatory […]

The Daily: Coinbase Forms Political Action Committee, EY Acquires Crypto Patents July 21, 2018

The Daily In The Daily on Saturday, crypto exchange Coinbase has formed a political action committee to raise funds for US elections. Also, Ernst & Young has announced the acquisition of crypto technology and patents, and Indonesian crypto POS terminal maker Pundi X is looking to expand in South Korea with a new partnership. Also […]