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CoinDesk’s John Biggs Walks the Exhibit Halls of Consensus 2019

CoinDesk’s John Biggs Walks the Exhibit Halls of Consensus 2019

CoinDesk’s annual Consensus conference isn’t just about big names or well-known startups and enterprises. In fact, there are many small and growing startups populating the main exhibit halls, pitching their products and services to the ever-shifting crowd of thousands. To capture just a slice of the activity going on, CoinDesk news editor John Biggs hit […]

Coinbase Custody Now Has $1 Billion of Crypto Under Management, CEO Says

Coinbase Custody Now Has $1 Billion of Crypto Under Management, CEO Says

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong said the exchange’s custody service, Coinbase Custody, has $1 billion in assets under management (AUM) in just 12 months after launch. In an on-stage discussion at CoinDesk’s Consensus 2019 event on Wednesday, Armstrong was asked by panel moderator and Wall Street Journal reporter Paul Vigna about the status of institutional involvement in the […]

Coinbase To Fill Gap In Stablecoin Market As Tether Faces Criticism

Coinbase To Fill Gap In Stablecoin Market As Tether Faces Criticism

As Vice President of Corporate and Business Development at Coinbase, Emilie Choi puts it, a stablecoin is a “digital programmable dollar” and let’s be honest, the leading stablecoin, Tether hasn’t had a good few weeks. Given the scandal with Bitfinex, there is a hole for a competitor to come out and take over the stablecoin space. It now seems […]

Coinbase Launches Crypto Visa Debit Card for UK and EU Customers

Coinbase Launches Crypto Visa Debit Card for UK and EU Customers

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has launched a Visa debit card allowing customers in the U.K. and EU to spend their cryptocurrencies directly from their Coinbase accounts. The San Francisco-based firm announced the news in a blog post on Wednesday, saying that with the “Coinbase Card,” customers will be able to spend their bitcoin (BTC), ether (ETH), litecoin (LTC) […]

Stellar Lumens Is About to Begin Trading on Coinbase Pro

Stellar Lumens Is About to Begin Trading on Coinbase Pro

The Stellar lumen has just become the latest cryptocurrency to be listed on Coinbase’s professional exchange. Coinbase Pro announced Wednesday that it was accepting deposits of XLM, with trading support coming once sufficient liquidity is established. The process will take a minimum of 12 hours, according to a blog post. The cryptocurrency is not yet available on […]

Coinbase Exchange Users Can Buy and Sell XRP Starting Today

Coinbase Exchange Users Can Buy and Sell XRP Starting Today

Crypto exchange Coinbase is launching support for XRP, the third-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization. The exchange announced Monday it would be listing XRP on its professional trading platform, Coinbase Pro, in “transfer-only” mode, meaning customers can only deposit tokens to begin with. After a minimum of 12 hours, the company plans to activate other trading services, though […]

University of Michigan Endowment Ups Investment in Andreessen Horowitz Crypto Venture Fund

University of Michigan Endowment Ups Investment in Andreessen Horowitz Crypto Venture Fund

The University of Michigan’s $12 billion endowment plans to bolster its investment in a “cryptonetwork technology fund” (CNK Fund I) managed by American venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz. The development was revealed in the agenda for the university’s Board of Regents meeting on Feb. 21. According to the document, the endowment had already committed $3 million to CNK Fund I in June 2018 […]

Crypto Exchange Kraken Secures Blockbuster $4 Billion Valuation After $100m Mega Deal

Crypto Exchange Kraken Secures Blockbuster $4 Billion Valuation After $100m Mega Deal

Following the completion of the largest deal in the cryptocurrency sector year-to-date, major U.S. and Europe-based crypto exchange Kraken is set to raise a funding round valuing the company at $4 billion. On February 4, as CCN reported, Kraken acquired Crypto Facilities for over $100 million, becoming a regulated futures and index products operator in Europe. […]

Bakkt Makes Initial Hiring Push for Bitcoin Futures Exchange

Bakkt Makes Initial Hiring Push for Bitcoin Futures Exchange

Ahead of its hotly anticipated launch, bitcoin futures exchange Bakkt has launched a hiring campaign. Eight new job posting were published Tuesday on the company’s website. Bakkt is looking for several experienced software developers, including mobile and blockchain developers; an institutional sales manager with experience in North America or Asia; and three higher-level positions including a director […]