Coinbase Hires New Compliance Chief for UK Operations

U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has hired a new U.K. head of compliance with three decades of experience in the industry. The new hire, Mark Kelly, joins the prominent crypto startup after almost five years as a director at London-based regulatory reporting firm Abide Financial. According to his LinkedIn profile, Kelly joined the exchange this month. While at Abide, Kelly advised clients on regulatory compliance areas such as anti-money laundering rules, the EU’s Markets in Financial Instruments Directive and the European Market Infrastructure Regulation. In total, he comes with over 30 years of experience…

Who’s Left, Joined and Almost Joined Coinbase Since Its $300 Million Raise

Crypto exchange startup Coinbase is a hot place to work – and undoubtedly a coveted resume destination for technologists looking to advance their careers in Silicon Valley. One of the cryptocurrency industry’s few unicorns – or companies with a valuation over $1 billion (Coinbase was valued at $8 billion in its last $300 million funding round in October 2018) – the San Francisco-based exchange has nearly 800 staff members and is adding “dozens of employees each week,” spokesperson Rachael Horwitz told CoinDesk. This aggressive expansion has included opening an office in New…

Coinbase Adds Crypto-to-Crypto Trading for Retail Customers

Coinbase users can begin trading cryptocurrencies directly with other cryptocurrencies, the exchange startup said Monday. The company is adding support for crypto-to-crypto trading for its retail customers, adding a feature that has long been available to professional cryptocurrency trading services, said product manager Anna Marie Clifton. Users on Coinbase.com, as well as the Android and iOS apps, will be able to begin trading bitcoin pairs in the coming days through the new feature, called Coinbase Convert. She told CoinDesk that while trading pairs are “a pretty common paradigm in the…

Coinbase Considers Adding 30 New Crypto Assets to Its Exchange

UPDATE, 12/7/18 18:00 UTC: Four hours after announcing the list, Coinbase Pro said it was launching support for Civic, District0x, Loom Network and Decentraland’s tokens. Its order books will remain in transfer-only mode for 48 hours, with customers able to deposit, but not withdraw, any of the tokens. After adding support for several new tokens over the past months, Coinbase has revealed more than 30 crypto assets it is considering for listing. However, the San-Francisco-based exchange is not adding the 31 tokens to its platform just yet, but rather, is “continuing to…

Brave’s BAT Rallies 26% against USD after Coinbase Pro Listing

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Basic Attention Token (BAT) on Monday has surged as much as 10.6 percent against the US Dollar from the previous day’s low. The BAT/USD exchange rate today has marked fresh quarterly highs towards 0.322-fiat, totaling the bullish gains to as high as 26 percent since November 2. The pair is also experiencing a quadruple surge in its intraday trading volume, rising from near $8 million to circa $36 million. In long term, however, BAT/USD is still facing a strong pullback sentiment towards the falling trendline which could…

Bitcoin Cash Surges 12% Prior to Hard Fork as Coinbase Reveals Support

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Over the last 24 hours, Bitcoin Cash (BCH) has increased by around 12 percent from $425 to $477 prior to its hard fork. On November 2, CCN reported that Bitcoin.com and Binance decided to support the version of Bitcoin Cash set forth by ABC, the original developers of the BCH software that forked the Bitcoin blockchain network last year. Upon the announcement of Bitcoin.com and Binance, the price of Bitcoin Cash increased from $425 to $460, briefly reaching $470. Since then, the price of BCH has risen…

Coinbase raises Series E round of financing to accelerate the adoption of cryptocurrencies

At Coinbase, we believe that cryptocurrencies and the technologies that power them represent a breakthrough in computer science that will change both the internet and the global financial system for the better. We see tremendous promise in crypto to build the next great phase of the internet (often referred to as Web 3), which has the power to put control back in the hands of consumers, unleash a new era of innovation, and offer greater access to economic opportunities to more people around the world. Today, we’re pleased to announce…

Coinbase Launches Support for Basic Attention Token (BAT)

Major U.S. cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has announced it is accepting inbound transfers of Basic Attention Token (BAT) to Coinbase Pro, according to a blog post published Nov. 2. Coinbase added support for BAT tokens on its Coinbase Pro platform, while it will enable trading on the BAT/USD order book only when sufficient liquidity is established. Coinbase notes that BAT trading will be available in most jurisdictions, except for residents of the state of New York. BAT is not currently available on the exchange’s platform Coinbase.com and in its iOS and…

Coinbase Token Attracts Capital But PAX Leads Trading

Twitter Facebook It’s now been nearly two months since Winklevoss-led cryptocurrency exchange Gemini fired the first shot in the stablecoin wars through the launch of its USD-pegged crypto token, the eponymous Gemini Dollar. That same day, Paxos — like Gemini an NYDFS-regulated firm — made a similar announcement, and before long, crypto unicorns Circle and Coinbase revealed that they had partnered to co-issue a consortium-led, fiat-backed token, USD Coin. These three tokens, along with fellow “regulated” stablecoin TrueUSD (TUSD), which launched earlier in the year, have collectively attracted more than…

Coinbase Raises $300 Million in New Funding Round to ‘Accelerate’ Cryptocurrency Adoption

  Major U.S. crypto exchange and wallet provider Coinbase has raised $300 million in a fresh funding round that brings its post-money valuation to $8 billion, according to an official blog post published today, Oct. 30. The Series E equity financing round was reportedly led by investment firm Tiger Global Management, with participation from a host of backers well-known for their investments in the crypto space, such as Y Combinator Continuity, Wellington Management, Andreessen Horowitz, and Polychain, among others. According to Coinbase, the funds will be used to “accelerate” the…