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Coinbase Exec Leaves Crypto Exchange for Stablecoin Issuer

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 nor […]

How Coinbase Carried Out ‘Largest Crypto Migration’ Ever: 5% of All BTC and 8% of All ETH

How Coinbase Carried Out ‘Largest Crypto Migration’ Ever: 5% of All BTC and 8% of All ETH

On Wednesday (19 December 2018), Philip Martin, the VP of Security at crypto exchange Coinbase, provided a “behind the scenes look” at how his company recently carried out quietly possibly the world’s largest ever migration of cryptoassets: “5% of all BTC, 8% of all ETH and 25% of all LTC in circulation (among many other assets).” This on-chain migration was completed last […]

Coinbase Adds Crypto-to-Crypto Trading for Retail Customers

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 […]

Crypto Assets on Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange Can Now Be Insured

Crypto Assets on Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange Can Now Be Insured

The Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange (GBX), a subsidiary of the island’s stock exchange, is now providing insurance coverage for crypto assets listed on its platform. The firm announced Monday that it has partnered with a local provider called Callaghan Insurance to provide the policy to cover both hot (online) and cold (offline) wallets listed on the […]

Crypto Custody? State Street Is Waiting on a Client Shift, Exec Says

Crypto Custody? State Street Is Waiting on a Client Shift, Exec Says

State Street, one the largest institutional custodians on the planet, said there is no sense of urgency – at the moment, at least – from clients for the firm to move into safeguarding crypto assets. Speaking at the American Banker BlockFS conference in New York on Thursday, Jay Biancamano, State Street’s managing director for digital product […]

Coinbase Launches Full Trading of Basic Attention Token

Coinbase Launches Full Trading of Basic Attention Token

American cryptocurrency exchange and wallet provider Coinbase has announced the rollout of full trading of the Basic Attention Token (BAT) at Coinbase.com and in the Coinbase Android and iOSapps, per a blog post published Nov. 8. According to the announcement, Coinbase’s customers can now buy, sell, send, receive, or store BAT along with other digital currencies supported on the platform. The exchange also notes […]

Bitcoin Cash Surges 25% as Exchanges Show Support for Upcoming Hard Fork

Bitcoin Cash Surges 25% as Exchanges Show Support for Upcoming Hard Fork

The bitcoin cash (BCH) community has recently been divided by disagreements over which technological upgrades should be implemented to the cryptocurrency’s network. As a result, its November 15 hard fork threatens to split the BCH chain, and businesses have started to weight in. Part of the community supports the BCH version promoted by the Bitcoin […]

Experts: Fidelity Could Single-Handedly Solidify Crypto as New Asset Class

Experts: Fidelity Could Single-Handedly Solidify Crypto as New Asset Class

On October 15, Fidelity, the world’s fourth largest asset manager with $7.2 billion assets under management, launched its crypto custody arm. At the time, Fidelity CEO Abigail Johnson stated that the long-term strategy of the investment firm is to make Bitcoin and the rest of the cryptocurrency market more accessible to investors. “Our goal is to make […]