Business News / 1:26 pm

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, […]

Coinbase / 2:57 pm

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 […]

Acquisitions / 6:32 pm

Coinbase Acquires Andreessen Horowitz–Backed Startup Blockspring

Blockspring, a startup that makes tools for collecting and managing data from APIs, has been acquired by Coinbase. “Joining Coinbase was a no-brainer for a number [of] reasons including its commitment to establishing an open financial system and the strength of its engineering team,” Blockspring announced on its blog this week. CoinDesk confirmed the acquisition […]

Coinbase / 8:13 pm

Security Firm Asks Exchanges to Help It Find Ethereum Classic ‘Attacker’

China-based security firm SlowMist has claimed that it has enough evidence to locate the culprit behind recent chain attacks on ethereum classic. In a Medium article published Wednesday, SlowMist summarized the bulk of their analysis on ethereum classic, specifying the three wallet addresses and four transaction hashes that launched the two-day block reorganization (reorg) attacks […]

Coinbase / 9:59 am

Coinbase Exec Leaves Crypto Exchange for Stablecoin Issuer

Another alumnus of Coinbase has left the cryptocurrency industry unicorn for a smaller startup. Vaishali Mehta, who worked as a senior compliance manager at Coinbase from November 2017 to November 2018, joined TrustToken last month as head of compliance, according to her LinkedIn profile. TrustToken, the company behind the TrueUSD stablecoin, confirmed the hire. Neither Coinbase […]

Brian Armstrong / 3:01 pm

Coinbase CEO Armstrong Pledges to Give Crypto Wealth to Charitable Causes

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong has joined other super-wealthy individuals in pledging to donate much of his net-worth to charitable or other causes. In a blog post on the website of The Giving Pledge – founded by Bill Gates and Warren Buffet to encourage the rich to donate their wealth to worthy causes – Armstrong said: “Once a […]

Business News / 6:31 pm

TokenSoft to Offer Coinbase Custody as STO Client Option

TokenSoft, a security token offering platform, has partnered with Coinbase to provide an alternative custody solution for clients. The firm announced Thursday that STO issuers can now choose between self-custody through its platform or third-party solutions, including Coinbase Custody. For clients choosing Coinbase, the exchange will handle custody, insurance and auditable control of their digital assets, […]