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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 […]

Coinbase UK Legal Counsel: ‘Big Developments’ Expected this Year For Cryptoassets

Coinbase UK Legal Counsel: ‘Big Developments’ Expected this Year For Cryptoassets

Marcus Hughes, the lead counsel of the European region for US-based crypto exchange Coinbase, has predicted that there will be more comprehensive and progressive cryptocurrency regulations that will be introduced this year. Hughes, a former executive director at Morgan Stanley’s UK division, said in a recent interview with Forbes that the crypto industry will “see big developments” within the […]