Alternative 401(k) Product Offers In-Plan Cryptocurrency Investment via Coinbase Institutional

Alternative 401(k) Product Offers In-Plan Cryptocurrency Investment via Coinbase Institutional

Coinbase Pro Dogecoin Deposits Now Open — Trading Begins on June 3

More Than 5 Million in Ethereum Worth $13 Billion Rests in the Eth2 Staking Contract

Statistics now show the Eth2 deposit contract has more than 5.2 million staked ether worth over $13 billion locked into the smart contract. The contract launched on November 4, 2020, and three weeks later, the contract met the required threshold to initiate the Beacon Chain. It’s not cheap to become a validator these days, as […]

Andreessen Horowitz Discusses Raising Third Crypto Fund to $2 Billion, Sources Say

In May 2020, back when the crypto economy was still tumultuous from the coronavirus outbreak fears and gloomy global financial outlook, in general, the private venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) revealed the 500 million-dollar “Crypto Fund II.†A report published on May 27 by the tech writer Eric Newcomer indicates that Andreessen Horowitz is […]

USDC Attestations Run Late, Raising Alarms in the Crypto Community

USDC, the second most popular stablecoin in the cryptocurrency market, is late in releasing its attestations, which are documents that certify the number of dollars the custodian Centre holds in banks. The last attestation available for the currency dates back to February when the currency had a market cap of nine billion dollars. This fact […]

JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs Initiate Coverage of Coinbase Stock — up to 60% Price Upside

Investment banks JPMorgan and Goldman Sachs have initiated coverage of the Coinbase Global stock. JPMorgan gives Coinbase an overweight rating with a 60% upside potential while Goldman Sachs begins with a buy rating. JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs Now Covering Coinbase Stock A couple of major investment banks initiated coverage of the Coinbase Global stock (NASDAQ: COIN) […]

USDC Attestations Run Late, Raising Alarms in the Crypto Community

USDC, the second most popular stablecoin in the cryptocurrency market, is late in releasing its attestations, which are documents that certify the number of dollars the custodian Centre holds in banks. The last attestation available for the currency dates back to February when the currency had a market cap of nine billion dollars. This fact […]

Crypto Meets Chess in Coinbase Sponsored Cryptochamps Tournament

Chess.com, one of the most popular chess internet sites, has announced it will host a contest called “Cryptochamps,†a crypto-themed chess tournament. The event, which will be sponsored by Coinbase, will feature several important cryptocurrency personalities and will offer prizes that will be donated to charity next month. Crypto Meets Chess at Cryptochamps Chess.com, the […]

Coinbase Shares Down 27%, $1.2B Convertible Debt Deal Announced, Shareholder Letter Says ‘Competition Increasing’

Coinbase shares have dropped in value during the last month after opening at $342 per share. The company’s shares have dropped over 27% to $248 per share since the Nasdaq listing in mid-April. On Monday, the firm further announced intentions to sell $1.25 billion of convertible debt. Coinbase Shares Drop Below Reference Rate Coinbase Global, […]

Tether Reaches 30 Billion USDT Issued on Tron

Tether, the largest stablecoin by market cap, has reached a milestone by issuing 30 billion USDT on top of the Tron blockchain. While the stablecoin is now present on several chains, including BSC (Binance Smart Chain) most of it is now on Tron due to the blockchain’s low transaction fees, which make using it easy […]

Bitcoin’s Smallest Unit: Billionaire Mike Novogratz Wants Crypto Exchanges to Quote Satoshis

Mike Novogratz, the CEO of Galaxy Digital, wants exchanges to start listing in the smallest unit of bitcoin otherwise known as “satoshisâ€. On May 8, Novogratz tweeted out to a number of crypto exchange executives and asked “which exchange will be first to quote in SATS?†Novogratz Asks Top Exchange Execs to List Satoshis Bitcoin […]

Coinbase Announces San Francisco HQ Shutdown by 2022

Coinbase, the most prolific U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange, has announced it will close the doors of its former San Francisco HQ by 2022, in its push to go 100% remote. Earlier the company had announced its intention of ditching the traditional office-based model to decentralize its operations and instead impulse work from home politics as part […]

Court Authorizes IRS to Summon User Records From Kraken Cryptocurrency Exchange

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has obtained court authorization to serve a John Doe summons on cryptocurrency exchange Kraken. The tax agency is seeking data of users with $20,000 or more in cryptocurrency transactions during the years 2016 to 2020. IRS Wants User Information From Crypto Exchanges The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Wednesday […]

Coinbase Announces San Francisco HQ Shutdown by 2022

Coinbase, the most prolific U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange, has announced it will close the doors of its former San Francisco HQ by 2022, in its push to go 100% remote. Earlier the company had announced its intention of ditching the traditional office-based model to decentralize its operations and instead impulse work from home politics as part […]

Crypto Analytics Firm Coin Metrics Raises $15 Million, Goldman Sachs Leads Funding Round

On May 5, the cryptocurrency data and analytics provider Coin Metrics announced the firm has raised $15 million in Series B financing round. The funding was led by Goldman Sachs and a number of other venture firms, as digital currency data has become a hot commodity in recent times. Digital Currency Data and Analytics Firm […]

Court Authorizes IRS to Summon User Records From Kraken Cryptocurrency Exchange

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has obtained court authorization to serve a John Doe summons on cryptocurrency exchange Kraken. The tax agency is seeking data of users with $20,000 or more in cryptocurrency transactions during the years 2016 to 2020. IRS Wants User Information From Crypto Exchanges The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Wednesday […]

Hip Hop Star Nas Calls Himself ‘Cryptocurrency Scarface,’ Mentions Coinbase Investment in New Video

Hip hop legend and recording artist Nasir Jones, known by his stage name “Nas,†recently released a new video with record producer DJ Khaled and rapper Jay-Z. The songwriter mentioned being a “cryptocurrency Scarface†and also mentioned the San Francisco company Coinbase in his rhyme. Nas was an early Coinbase investor back in 2013 and […]

Coinbase Buys Data Firm Skew, Company’s First Acquisition Since the Nasdaq Direct Listing

On April 30, the crypto-focused data analytics company Skew announced the firm has been acquired by the San Francisco company Coinbase. The exchange will leverage Skew’s data with the firm’s institutional subsidiary Coinbase Prime. The goal is to make “cryptocurrency markets more transparent and accessible for institutional investors.†Coinbase Acquires Analytics Company Skew Skew, the […]

Coinbase Buys Data Firm Skew, Company’s First Acquisition Since the Nasdaq Direct Listing

On April 30, the crypto-focused data analytics company Skew announced the firm has been acquired by the San Francisco company Coinbase. The exchange will leverage Skew’s data with the firm’s institutional subsidiary Coinbase Prime. The goal is to make “cryptocurrency markets more transparent and accessible for institutional investors.†Coinbase Acquires Analytics Company Skew Skew, the […]

Digital Asset Marketplace Apifiny Prime Granted FINRA Broker-Dealer License Approval

On Thursday, Apifiny, a global digital asset trading and mining network, announced the company’s subsidiary Apifiny Prime has been granted a broker-dealer license from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). The firm now joins the ranks of brokerage and exchange businesses like Coinbase, Etoro, and Circle. FINRA Grants Apifiny Prime a Broker-Dealer License The leading […]

Former Comptroller of the Currency Brian Brooks to Lead Binance’s US Trading Platform

A former top regulator and acting head of the U.S. Comptroller of the Currency, Brian Brooks has been appointed the CEO of crypto exchange Binance.us. Brooks will lead the exchange on May 1st and replace the company’s current lead, Catherine Coley. Binance has hired an individual with ties to Washington, as the company’s American trading […]

Leading Bitcoin Payments Processor Bitpay Joins Crypto Patent Alliance COPA

The world’s largest provider of cryptocurrency payment services, Bitpay has announced the company is joining the Square-founded crypto patent effort the Crypto Open Patent Alliance (COPA). Bitpay has been working with blockchain products since 2011 and the firm will share open-source projects and use a shared patent library with the crypto patent organization. Bitpay Joins […]

Silicon Valley ‘Super Angel’ Investor Ron Conway Says Crypto Economy Is the Next Multitrillion Dollar Opportunity

Famed Silicon Valley “super angel†investor Ron Conway sees the crypto economy as the next multitrillion-dollar opportunity in innovation. The Silicon Valley legend likens Coinbase to Google after the company’s IPO via a direct listing on Nasdaq. Crypto Is the Next Multitrillion Dollar Opportunity in Innovation Legendary investor Ron Conway, who is often described as […]

Coinbase’s Q1 Revenue Soars 9-Fold to $1.8 Billion Ahead of IPO on Nasdaq

Coinbase has announced its earnings estimates for the first quarter of 2021. The company says its estimated revenue for the period is nine times more than the amount generated in the same period last year. In addition, the crypto platform says it has 56 million verified users and a total trading volume of $335 billion. […]

Coinbase IPO Set for April 14 via Direct Listing on Nasdaq

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has greenlighted Coinbase’s initial public offering via a direct listing on Nasdaq, the company has confirmed. Coinbase’s IPO is set to debut in two weeks, on April 14. Coinbase IPO to Debut in 2 Weeks Coinbase Global Inc. announced Thursday that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) […]

Coinbase Opens Office in India Despite Crypto Ban Reports

Cryptocurrency exchange operator Coinbase has announced that it is establishing a business presence in India. The company has also posted several job openings for its Indian operations despite reports that the government may ban cryptocurrencies. Coinbase Sets up Shop in India Coinbase has officially announced its expansion into India. The company said last week: “India […]

Coinbase Opens Office in India Despite Crypto Ban Reports

Cryptocurrency exchange operator Coinbase has announced that it is establishing a business presence in India. The company has also posted several job openings for its Indian operations despite reports that the government may ban cryptocurrencies. Coinbase Sets up Shop in India Coinbase has officially announced its expansion into India. The company said last week: “India […]

Skrill Continues Its American Crypto Market Expansion by Partnering Up With Coinbase

By embedding Coinbase-powered solutions in its platform, Skrill adds 11 more American states to its service list, enabling more users to buy and sell cryptocurrencies easily. Integration Opens Doors for Paysafe’s Skrill Users to Instantly Buy and Sell Cryptocurrencies In another strategic move designed to grow its presence in the American cryptocurrency ecosystem, Paysafe’s digital […]

After BTC Slid by 14%, Onchain Analyst Says a US Based Institution Is Currently Buying the Dip

After setting a new all-time high (ATH) of $61,699 on March 13, bitcoin dropped to $53,300 on March 23, a decline of more than 14% in just ten days. However, following this latest drop, onchain analyst Willy Woo speculates that another institutional investor could be buying the dip. Strong Hands Accumulating In his tweet on […]

Ahead of IPO, Coinbase Pays CFTC $6.5 Million to Settle False Reporting, Wash Trading Charges

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has fined cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase $6.5 million “for reckless false, misleading, or inaccurate reporting as well as wash trading.†This enforcement action came as Coinbase is getting ready for its initial public offering (IPO) on Nasdaq. CFTC Takes Action Against Coinbase The CFTC announced Friday that it has issued […]

Elon Musk Wants Coinbase to List Dogecoin as the Cryptocurrency’s Adoption Grows

Spacex and Tesla CEO Elon Musk has once again tweeted in support of dogecoin. He wants the crypto exchange Coinbase to list the cryptocurrency and says he will get a Shiba Inu, the dog breed featured as the face of dogecoin. Meanwhile, the coin’s adoption is growing, advocated by celebrities like Mark Cuban. Elon Musk […]

Bitcoin Balances on Exchanges Are Draining, Leading Platforms See $10 Billion in BTC Withdrawn in 4 Months

Bitcoin prices have regained momentum during the last two days as the price per coin touched a March 2021 high at $54,822 on Tuesday morning (ET). Back in December 2020, it was noted that bitcoin on exchanges dropped to a three-year low and this year bitcoin exchange balances continue to plummet. A whopping 189,000 bitcoin […]

Ripple’s Asia Pacific Business Flourishing Despite SEC Lawsuit, Says CEO

Ripple chief executive officer Brad Garlinghouse said Friday that the company’s business in the Asia-Pacific region has not suffered from the ongoing regulatory issues in the U.S. Ripple’s Business in Asia and Japan Sees Growth Ripple is facing a $1.3 billion lawsuit from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). In December, the SEC charged […]

$1 Million per BTC in 10 Years: ‘In Terms of Dollars Bitcoin Is Going to Infinity,’ Says Kraken CEO

While bitcoin prices have been coasting along between $46k to $48k during the last three days a number of proponents are still bullish about the crypto asset’s long-term value. On Thursday, Kraken CEO Jesse Powell said that he thinks bitcoin could easily reach a million-dollar valuation per coin. “When you measure it in terms of […]

BTC Balance Sheets: 42 Companies Hold 1.3 Million Bitcoin Worth More Than $65 Billion

Since the company Microstrategy shifted a lot of its treasury reserves into bitcoin, a great number of companies have followed the firm’s lead. According to the web portal, bitcointreasuries.org, data shows that 42 companies are now represented on the list and the businesses hold more than $65 billion worth of bitcoin. The Corporate Bitcoin Stash- […]

Coinbase Files for IPO via Direct Listing on Nasdaq — Valuation Soars Above $100 Billion

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has filed for an initial public offering with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The company has chosen the direct listing route and has applied for its shares to be listed on Nasdaq. Coinbase filed Form S-1 Registration Statement for its IPO with the SEC on Thursday. The company revealed in […]

Coinbase Files for IPO via Direct Listing on Nasdaq — Valuation Soars Above $100 Billion

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has filed for an initial public offering with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The company has chosen the direct listing route and has applied for its shares to be listed on Nasdaq. Coinbase filed Form S-1 Registration Statement for its IPO with the SEC on Thursday. The company revealed in […]

Bitcoin Dump Saw Exchange Inflow Jump Over 1,000%, Whale Address Sells 2,700 Coins, F2pool Hawks 3,633 BTC

On Sunday, February 21, the price of bitcoin touched a new all-time high (ATH) at $58,354 and at the time, inflow into exchanges spiked as well. According to data from the onchain analysis firm, Santiment, stats indicate that exchange inflow jumped 11x on Sunday and data also shows one whale address was responsible for the […]

Crypto Earning vs. Savings Accounts: How You Can Get Up to 17% Annually Holding Digital Assets

The mainstream has caught a whiff of the gains cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and ethereum have seen, but many people are not aware of the passive income crypto users are getting as well. While financial incumbents are giving people with savings accounts a measly 0.35% to 0.60%, digital currencies can give people 1-17% or even more […]

Crypto Earning vs. Savings Accounts: How You Can Get Up to 17% Annually Holding Digital Assets

The mainstream has caught a whiff of the gains cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and ethereum have seen, but many people are not aware of the passive income crypto users are getting as well. While financial incumbents are giving people with savings accounts a measly 0.35% to 0.60%, digital currencies can give people 1-17% or even more […]

Coinbase Opts out of IPO Routine, Chooses Popular Direct Listing Route

The San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase recently announced the company plans to do a direct listing, as opposed to following the initial public offering (IPO) route. The decision means that Coinbase can float its shares on an exchange without hiring a financial institution to underwrite the settlements. Coinbase to Skip IPO Process, Shoots for a […]

Research Proves Recent Transfers of 8,000 Ten-Year-Old ‘Forgotten Bitcoins’ Were Sold to Coinbase

For months now our newsdesk has followed the tracks of a mysterious whale from 2010, a miner who not only mined thousands of bitcoin back in the day, but has also spent over 8,000 bitcoin during the past ten months. This week, the Russian blockchain researcher, Issak Shvarts published a report about the decade-old block […]

Report Claims Harvard, Yale, and Brown University Endowments Have Been Discreetly Buying Bitcoin

According to sources familiar with the matter, a number of Ivy League universities including the University of Michigan, Brown, Yale, and Harvard endowments have been discreetly purchasing cryptocurrencies. The prominent schools have been reportedly leveraging exchanges like Coinbase and other trading platforms. Prominent university endowments have been quietly purchasing digital currencies according to a report […]

21 Bitcoin Block Rewards from 2010 Wake Up, $236M Worth of ‘Satoshi Era’ BTC Spent in 10 Months

On Monday, January 25, 2021, at roughly 2 a.m. (EST), the notorious old school miner from 2010 has spent another consecutive 21 decade-old block rewards with 1,050 bitcoin. This is possibly the same mining entity our newsdesk has been tracking for months. The bitcoin from 2010 moved today follows the exact same pattern as all […]

Crypto Exchange Giant Coinbase to Sell Shares Privately Ahead of Public Offering

According to a recent report, the San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase is purportedly planning to sell stock on Nasdaq’s private market ahead of the initial public offering (IPO). Coinbase reportedly notified shareholders that they will receive information pertaining to the private sale this week. Reports Indicate That Coinbase May Sell Shares via the Nasdaq Private […]

Coinbase Issues a Public Apology to EU and UK Customers — Did Not Address Its Global Issues

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase published a statement addressing their U.K. and E.U. customers, apologizing for system outages and account restrictions. The company also recognized their customer support “has not been at the levels†expected. High Flow of Incoming Customers According to the public apology, the U.S.-based crypto company said customers from both regions have been facing […]

Traders Complain About Exchange Issues and Downtime During Bitcoin’s Volatile Price Swings

As bitcoin and a number of digital assets saw deep losses on Monday, a few crypto-asset exchanges had difficulties. Traders have been complaining about issues with exchanges like Coinbase, Kraken, and other trading platforms during the volatile price swings. Bitcoin (BTC) and many other cryptocurrencies have suffered a dip in value during the course of […]

Crypto Futures Exchange Bakkt Going Public at a Valuation of $2.1 Billion

Bitcoin futures exchange Bakkt is going public via a merger with VPC Impact Acquisition Holdings, a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) created for taking startup firms public. Both companies have now confirmed the transaction, and will be listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under a new name – Bakkt Holdings Inc., – sometime […]

Ignoring Outages, Coinbase Futures Set Record Highs as Bitcoin Rally Continues

Pre-public offering futures for leading U.S.-exchange Coinbase hit $311 Thursday on derivatives exchange FTX amid bitcoin’s parabolic price rally and despite the Coinbase’s ongoing “connectivity issues.†The exchange suffered “connectivity issues” for six hours yesterday, with the same problem resurfacing today. The company said it is working to implement a fix in its latest status […]

Coinbase Suffers ‘Connectivity Issues’ Again as Bitcoin Hits Another Record

Leading U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase is suffering connectivity issues for the second consecutive day amid bitcoin’s parabolic price rally. Coinbase’s status page posted an issue with users connecting to the exchange’s interface at 15:50 UTC. The company said s currently investigating the issue. Yesterday, Coinbase experienced the same issue, per its status page. The problem […]

Onboarding Institutional Crypto Investors- Coinbase Helps Execute ‘One of the Largest Digital Asset Trades in History’

Over the last year, institutional investors have been flocking toward crypto assets like bitcoin and after Microstrategy’s initial bitcoin purchase, the trending institutional demand for crypto started swelling. On Tuesday, the San Francisco trading platform Coinbase published a study that details how the company helped the firm One River Asset Management make “one of the […]

Massive Exodus of Bitcoin Continues to Leave Exchanges, Over 87,900 BTC Withdrawn in 30 Days

Despite the bitcoin price high, there continues to be a massive exodus of bitcoin leaving exchanges. Onchain data shows exchanges are being drained like a sieve and during the last 30 days, 87,954 bitcoin was withdrawn from the top crypto trading platforms. Back in December 2019, it was reported that the San Francisco-based exchange Coinbase […]

Massive Exodus of Bitcoin Continues to Leave Exchanges, Over 87,900 BTC Withdrawn in 30 Days

Despite the bitcoin price high, there continues to be a massive exodus of bitcoin leaving exchanges. Onchain data shows exchanges are being drained like a sieve and during the last 30 days, 87,954 bitcoin was withdrawn from the top crypto trading platforms. Back in December 2019, it was reported that the San Francisco-based exchange Coinbase […]

Coinbase Sued for Allowing the Sale of XRP

In an interesting consequence of Ripple Labs’ battle with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), a Missouri man claiming to be a Coinbase client is suing the crypto exchange for selling the XRP token. In a complaint filed in the Northern District Court of California, Thomas C. Sandoval, the St. Louis County-based plaintiff, alleges […]

Ripple Assails the SEC, Claims the $1.3 billion Lawsuit is an ‘Attack on the Entire Crypto Industry Here in the United States’

Ripple has hit back at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), accusing it of creating more uncertainty and failing in its duty to protect the crypto community. In panning the SEC’s decision to designate its XRP token as a security, the company claims the regulator’s lawsuit against it amounts to an attack on the […]

NYT Study: Coinbase Underpaid Female and Black Employees at Much Larger Rates Than Those in the Technology Industry

An analysis performed by the New York Times of internal pay data at cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase unveiled disparities in salaries, showing their women and Black employees were underpaid. Coinbase Underpaid Women and Black Employees, Claims NYT Study According to the report, women employees were paid by Coinbase an average of $13,000, or 8%, which is […]

Ripple Assails the SEC, Claims the $1.3 billion Lawsuit is an ‘Attack on the Entire Crypto Industry Here in the United States’

Ripple has hit back at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), accusing it of creating more uncertainty and failing in its duty to protect the crypto community. In panning the SEC’s decision to designate its XRP token as a security, the company claims the regulator’s lawsuit against it amounts to an attack on the […]

Coinbase Underpaid Women, Black Employees, NY Times Reports

An analysis of internal pay data shows leading cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase underpaid its female and Black workers at a much greater rate than exists in the technology industry, the New York Times reported. The report comes on the heels of another New York Times expose in November that painted a picture of a company that “has […]

Okcoin and Coinbase to Halt XRP Trading Due to the US SEC Lawsuit Against Ripple

Two major cryptocurrency exchanges joined the XRP trading suspension campaign in the wake of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) lawsuit filed against Ripple Labs on December 22, 2020. Two Major Crypto Exchanges to Suspend XRP Trading in January 2021 The last week of 2020 started with the announcement of Okcoin, one of the […]

Coinbase to Suspend XRP Trading Following SEC Suit Against Ripple

Coinbase said it will suspend trading of XRP, the cryptocurrency the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission claimed last week is really a security. Coinbase first listed XRP on its retail-facing platforms in February 2019. Starting now, XRP trading “will move into limit only,†Coinbase wrote. It will be fully suspended on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021 […]

Canadian Company Mojo Invests $1.5 Million in Bitcoin, Plans to Allocate More Next Year

On December 23, 2020, the Canadian financial tech firm Mogo announced its plans to invest 1.5% of the company’s reserve assets into bitcoin by the year’s end. Mogo’s president and CFO said the initial corporate investment of up to $1.5 million in bitcoin builds on the company’s product development related investments in bitcoin during the […]

FTX Exchange Launches Pre-IPO Futures Contracts for the Coinbase Public Listing

After the San Francisco-based exchange Coinbase announced it was registering with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in order to have an initial public offering (IPO), FTX Exchange CEO Sam Bankman-Fried said the company would launch pre-IPO futures. On December 21, Bankman-Fried announced the launch was now live and Coinbase pre-IPO futures contracts are […]

FTX Coinbase Futures Soar 140% in First Hour of Trading

Cryptocurrency traders showed their excitement for FTX’s pre-IPO Coinbase (CBSE) futures Tuesday morning by pushing the price above $295, a roughly 140% increase from the listing price of $125. Newly launched Coinbase futures reported over $2.2 million in traded volume at last check, barely 12 hours after the market opened, making it the largest tokenized […]

Crypto Exchange Coinbase Is Hiring for a New Canada Operation

San Francisco-based Coinbase announced Tuesday that it’s expanding its business into Canada and is currently seeking staff to help operate its new branch. In a blog post, the cryptocurrency exchange said the new offices are due to open in 2021, subject to the local coronavirus situation. It did not say where the Canada base would […]

‘There Is No Emergency Here’: Coinbase Asks FinCEN to Extend Comment Period on Wallet Regs

Leading cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase asked the U..S. Treasury Department to extend the comment period on proposed know-your-customer (KYC) requirements from 15 days to the typical 60 days normally afforded such proposals. Coinbase noted that the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), part of the U.S. Treasury, asked for comments on 24 questions, each requiring detailed analysis […]

Coinbase Allegedly Taps Goldman Sachs to Lead IPO, FTX Exchange May Launch Pre-IPO Futures

Following the San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange’s initial public offering (IPO) Form S-1 draft registration, reports note that Goldman Sachs will likely lead the IPO. Moreover, the digital currency trading platform FTX is rumored to be launching a Coinbase futures market before the public listing. Two days ago, on December 17, 2020, Coinbase announced filing registration […]

Major Exchanges Experience Technical Issues as Bitcoin Price Drives in Massive Traffic

Bitcoin has finally broken the $20k resistance level. The record-breaking price caused massive traffic on a myriad of crypto exchange platforms like Binance and Coinbase. Bitcoin All-Time Price High Causes Issues on Binance For weeks now, many crypto enthusiasts have been hoping that the price of bitcoin would scale the $20k resistance barrier. That record […]

Coinbase, With Bitcoin Soaring, Files in Preparation for Landmark Public Offering

Coinbase is getting ready to go public. On Thursday, the major cryptocurrency exchange filed preliminary documents with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Coinbase has been the subject of IPO speculation for months. But the timing, coming just one day after bitcoin broke $20,000 for the first time ever, cannot be ignored. The major […]

Coinbase Picks Goldman Sachs to Lead Upcoming IPO: Report

Coinbase has tapped Goldman Sachs to lead its upcoming initial public offering, per a report by Business Insider that cited industry sources published Friday. Coinbase announced Thursday it’d filed preliminary documents with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in preparation for a public offering. The cryptocurrency exchange picked Goldman despite the fact that some teams […]

FTX Seeks to Launch Coinbase Futures Market Ahead of Public Listing

Cryptocurrency exchange FTX is “working on†a pre-listing futures market for Coinbase after the U.S.-based exchange announced its S-1 filing Thursday. In a direct message with CoinDesk, FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried said his team has plans to offer Coinbase futures, once it gains clarity from regulators, which is not assured. FTX is currently in discussions […]

Major Exchanges Experience Technical Issues as Bitcoin Price Drives in Massive Traffic

Bitcoin has finally broken the $20k resistance level. The record-breaking price caused massive traffic on a myriad of crypto exchange platforms like Binance and Coinbase. Bitcoin All-Time Price High Causes Issues on Binance For weeks now, many crypto enthusiasts have been hoping that the price of bitcoin would scale the $20k resistance barrier. That record […]

Coinbase Files Paperwork With SEC to Launch Public Offering

U.S. cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase had confidentially filed a draft registration for a public offering to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Coinbase Sent Draft Registration to the US SEC On December 17, 2020, the exchange made the announcement on its blog, stating that the firm submitted a draft registration statement on Form S-1 with the […]

Marc Andreessen, Kelly Kramer Named Directors on Coinbase Board

Tech venture capitalist Marc Andreessen and Cisco veteran Kelly Kramer were named to the Coinbase board of directors as full members, the cryptocurrency exchange said Wednesday. Andreessen, who previously served as a “board observer“will now have a say in Coinbase’s operations as a full director. So will Kramer, the new chair of the board’s audit […]

Popular Browsers Like Google Fail to Catch Copycat Crypto Sites, Scams Make the Top Results

As the digital asset economy grows popular and a number of crypto companies become well known, copycat scammers appear in greater numbers. There are a number of websites that are clones of the official web page from companies that provide mining device sales, wallets, full nodes, paper wallet tools, and popular trading platforms. Just recently, […]

Popular Browsers Like Google Fail to Catch Copycat Crypto Sites, Scams Make the Top Results

As the digital asset economy grows popular and a number of crypto companies become well known, copycat scammers appear in greater numbers. There are a number of websites that are clones of the official web page from companies that provide mining device sales, wallets, full nodes, paper wallet tools, and popular trading platforms. Just recently, […]

Coinbase Says It Brokered Microstrategy’s Influential $425 Million Bitcoin Buy

U.S. crypto exchange Coinbase said Tuesday that it brokered Microstrategy’s $425 million bitcoin purchase earlier this year. Until now, it has not been clear who facilitated the deal. Microstrategy’s first bitcoin (BTC) haul of $250 million bought in August was executed over five days, Coinbase revealed in a case study of the transactions. The deals […]

USDC Stablecoin Issuer Centre Hires Wall Street Veteran David Puth as CEO

The Centre Consortium, the Coinbase– and Circle-founded project that oversees the USDC stablecoin, has hired Wall Street veteran David Puth as its first CEO. Puth has held senior executive roles at JPMorgan and State Street, and most recently was the CEO of CLS, the foreign exchange settlement provider made up of over 70 big banks […]

Coinbase Brokered MicroStrategy’s $425M Bitcoin Purchase, Companies Reveal

U.S. cryptocurrency platform Coinbase facilitated MicroStrategy’s $425 million bitcoin buy earlier this year. In an announcement Tuesday, both companies revealed that MicroStrategy’s initial $250 million investment, which occurred over a five-day period in August, came via Coinbase Prime, the exchange’s crypto brokerage arm formed following the acquisition of Tagomi in May. That was followed up […]