Coinbase’s Jesse Pollak Discusses Base, Decentralized Apps, and the Future of Blockchain

Coinbase’s Jesse Pollak, Head of Protocols, recently sat down with Cointelegraph’s Andrew Singer at Messari’s Mainnet conference in New York City on 20 September 2023. The interview covered a wide range of topics, including Coinbase’s relatively new blockchain, Base, the potential of decentralized applications (DApps), and the future of blockchain technology. When asked about Coinbase’s […]

Base Surpasses Solana ($SOL) in Total Value Locked as Coinbase’s Layer-2 Solution Gains Traction

The layer-2 Ethereum scaling solution unveiled by Nasdaq-listed cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase earlier this year, Base, has been seeing the total value locked (TVL) on its smart contracts rise rapidly, to the point it now surpassed the TVL on Solana ($SOL). According to data from decentralized finance tracking platform DeFiLlama, Base currently has a total value […]

Coinbase Leads Massive Effort to Unite 52 Million U.S. Crypto Owners for Law Change

Coinbase has initiated a comprehensive campaign aimed at mobilizing the 52 million Americans who own cryptocurrency. The campaign, known as the Stand with Crypto Alliance, is set to run for 14 months and is structured around three core elements. Mobilizing Crypto Advocates Through Coinbase: The first aspect of the campaign involves using the Coinbase platform […]

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong on International Expansion and Regulatory Challenges

Strategic Focus on International Markets Brian Armstrong, the CEO of Coinbase, appeared on CNBC’s Power Lunch to discuss the company’s international expansion efforts. Armstrong highlighted that 83% of G-20 countries are either in the process of implementing cryptocurrency legislation or have already done so. He emphasized that Coinbase is directing its resources toward these international […]

Coinbase Gains Regulatory Approval to Offer Bitcoin and Ether Futures Trading to U.S. Customers

Coinbase has achieved a significant milestone in its quest to offer a broader spectrum of financial products to its U.S. clientele. The company has announced that its subsidiary, Coinbase Financial Markets Inc., has been approved by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to function as a Fully Registered Futures Commission Merchant (FCM). Coinbase’s foray into […]

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong Reflects on Q2 Performance and the Future of Crypto

Coinbase Global, Inc. (NASDAQ: COIN) recently held its Q2 2023 earnings call, where Co-Founder and CEO Brian Armstrong provided insights into the company’s Q2 performance and its strategic direction. Armstrong’s comments shed light on Coinbase’s operational discipline, product excellence, and efforts to drive regulatory clarity in the crypto industry. Armstrong began by highlighting the company’s […]

Coinbase’s Base Protocol: Insights into the Mainnet Bridge UI Launch and its Impact

In February 2023, Coinbase unveiled an ambitious project: Base, a new blockchain designed to be a low-cost, user-friendly platform tailored for developers. The decentralized nature of Base, combined with its integration with Ethereum, promised a robust and versatile platform. Coinbase’s vision was clear: to transition from a world where crypto is primarily a speculative asset […]

Coinbase CEO Says They Were Told by SEC ‘We Believe Every Asset Other Than Bitcoin Is a Security’

In a surprising revelation, Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong has disclosed that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) had urged the crypto exchange to halt trading in all cryptocurrencies, except Bitcoin, before initiating legal action against the company. According to a CoinDesk article published earlier today, Armstrong’s disclosure, made in an interview with the Financial […]

ARK Invest CEO Cathie Wood: Bitcoin’s Rally Amid Banking Woes Heralds Crypto’s Takeover of Finance

Catherine Wood, Founder, CIO, and CEO at ARK Investment Management, LLC (aka “ARK” or “ARK Invest”) recently pointed to Bitcoin’s robust performance during a crisis in the US banking sector as a strong sign that the premier cryptocurrency is leading a financial revolution. According to an article by The Daily Hodl, during an interview with Barron’s, Wood […]

Coinbase Defends Staking Amid Legal Actions from Several U.S. States

The latest updates on Coinbase’s legal troubles provide an intriguing glimpse into the state of cryptocurrency regulations in the United States. According to a blog post by Coinbase published on 14 July 2023, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and state regulatory bodies from ten states have raised allegations against Coinbase, centering around the […]

Coinbase Confronts UK Banks’ Restrictions on Crypto-Related Transactions

Coinbase, one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, has shared valuable insights on its UK website about the evolving banking landscape in the United Kingdom as it pertains to cryptocurrency transactions. Despite there being no direct prohibitions on buying cryptocurrencies in the UK, Coinbase has noted an uptick in UK banks choosing to ban or […]

Coinbase Decides to Relist XRP After Landmark Ruling From Judge Torres, XRP Now Up 74% in Past 24 Hours

At 7:40 p.m. UTC on 13 July 2023, around four hours after U.S. district judge Analisa Torres’s order (or ruling) in the SEC vs. Ripple lawsuit got filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, Paul Grewal, Chief Legal Officer at Coinbase, delivered the news that XRP holders had long been waiting […]

Prominent Lawyer Criticizes Coinbase for Its Treatment of XRP Holders

Bill Morgan, who is qualified to practice law in both the UK and Australia, recently expressed his disapproval of Coinbase due to its handling of XRP. Morgan’s criticism comes despite his support for Coinbase in its ongoing legal battle with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). While responding to an XRP community member asking […]

Coinbase’s Ethereum L2 Blockchain, Base, Gears Up for Mainnet Launch

In a block post, published on 29th June 2023, the team behind Base, an Ethereum Layer 2 (L2) blockchain incubated by Coinbase, outlined their robust security measures in preparation for their upcoming mainnet launch. The platform aims to onboard the next million developers and billion users onchain, and security is a crucial part of this […]

Canadian Parliamentary Committee Embraces Blockchain Technology

According to a blog post published by Coinbase on 28 June 2023, the Canadian House of Commons Parliamentary Standing Committee on Industry and Technology (INDU) recently released a comprehensive report exploring the potential of blockchain technology and cryptocurrency use cases in Canada. The report, which includes 16 recommendations, acknowledges the value and utility of blockchain […]

Coinbase and Bitcoin’s Symbiotic Relationship: A Look into the ‘BlackRock Rally

In a recent episode of CNBC’s Fast Money, Brian Stutland of Equity Armor Investments joined Melissa Lee and the Fast Money traders to discuss the recent surge in Coinbase (NASDAQ: COIN) shares, a phenomenon closely tied to Bitcoin’s recent “BlackRock rally.” On 15 June 2023, The iShares unit of BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, […]

Coinbase CEO: The SEC’s Crypto Regulation is Slowing Down American Innovation

In a recent interview with The Wall Street Journal, Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong voiced his concerns about the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) approach to regulating the cryptocurrency industry. Armstrong’s comments come in the wake of the SEC’s legal actions against Coinbase, which have sparked a broader debate about the role of regulatory bodies in […]

Coinbase Ups the Ante: USDC Rewards Leap to 4%

Coinbase, the renowned digital currency exchange, has declared a twofold increase in its rewards for USD Coin (USDC) holders. The company made this announcement via a social media post on June 15, 2023, as reported by CryptoSlate. Previously, Coinbase customers who bought or stored USDC in their accounts were eligible for a 2% reward. Now, […]

Coinbase’s Retail Crypto Dominance Threatened by Robinhood Surge

Coinbase Global Inc., a leading cryptocurrency exchange, may be losing its grip on the retail crypto trading market to Robinhood Markets Inc., suggests Mizuho Securities analyst Dan Dolev. According to a Bloomberg report by Breanna Bradham published yesterday, his analysis of April’s data indicates a potential shift in retail crypto transaction volume favoring Robinhood, a […]

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong Fires Back at SEC, Vows to Fight for Crypto Rules

As CryptoGlobe reported earlier today (June 6, 2023), the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged Coinbase, Inc., a leading crypto asset trading platform, with operating as an unregistered national securities exchange, broker, and clearing agency. The SEC also accused Coinbase of failing to register the offer and sale of its crypto asset staking-as-a-service […]

Coinbase Faces SEC Lawsuit for Allegedly Violating Securities Laws, Stock Tumbles

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has filed a lawsuit against popular cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase (NASDAQ: COIN) in a New York court, with charges leveled against the firm, including operating as an unregistered broker and exchange, with the SEC demanding the company cease these actions permanently. According to CNBC, the price of Coinbase’s shares […]

Coinbase Derivatives Exchange Set to Launch Institutional Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH) Futures

Coinbase, a leading cryptocurrency exchange, is set to launch institutional futures contracts for Bitcoin and Ether via its Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)-regulated derivatives exchange, Coinbase Derivatives Exchange, on June 5, 2023, according to the blog post the company published on June 1, 2023. The move follows the successful introduction of nano Bitcoin (BIT) and […]

Coinbase One Upgrade: Increased Staking Rewards and Expanded Global Access

In a recent blog post from Coinbase, the popular cryptocurrency exchange announced some attractive updates to its premium subscription service, Coinbase One. The company reports that subscribers will now enjoy zero trading fees, higher staking rewards, and additional benefits through partner firms like Messari and CoinTracker, all for a monthly fee of $29.99. Moreover, Coinbase […]

Battle Lines Drawn: U.S. Chamber of Commerce Sides with Crypto Industry Against SEC

In a surprising twist, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has taken up arms in the digital asset battlefield. According to a report by The Block, the influential business advocacy group has thrown its weight behind Coinbase and other critics of U.S. regulation in the digital asset industry, particularly concerning the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s […]

Lawyer Bill Morgan Backs Ripple’s Decision to Exclude XRP from Liquidity Hub

Exploring the intricacies of Ripple, Coinbase, Ethereum, and XRP might reveal some unexpected insights. Bill Morgan, who is qualified to practice law in both the UK and Australia, took to Twitter on May 10, 2023, to share his thoughts on these subjects, opening up an intriguing perspective on their interconnected operations and strategic directions. In […]

Coinbase Q2 2023 Outlook Highlights Potential Market Trends for Crypto Investors and Traders

In the Q1 2023 Shareholder Letter released on Thursday (4 May 2023), Coinbase shared its Q2 2023 outlook, which may offer valuable insights for crypto investors and traders. As one of the leading cryptocurrency exchanges, Coinbase’s performance and market expectations could provide some indication of the overall industry’s direction. According to Coinbase, the average crypto […]

Coinbase Stock Soars After-Hours on Strong Q1 2023 Revenue Growth

On Thursday (4 May 2023), Coinbase, Inc. (NASDAQ: COIN) released its First Quarter 2023 Shareholder Letter, emphasizing its commitment to revamping outdated financial systems and expanding access to cryptocurrencies. Coinbase aims to bring over one billion people into the crypto ecosystem. The company recognizes that this journey will take time and determination, especially given the […]

Coinbase Chief Legal Officer’s Words Fuel XRP Community’s Hope for a Relisting

The XRP community is getting excited about the possibility of a relisting after Paul Grewal, the Chief Legal Officer of Coinbase, indicated that he welcomed the idea of meeting Stuart Alderoty, the Chief Legal Officer of Ripple, “more often.” This is the tweet from the Coinbase Chief Legal Officer that has the XRP community buzzing: […]

New Frontier: Coinbase International Exchange Opens Doors to Perpetual Futures

On Tuesday (May 2, 2023), a new player entered the global crypto derivatives market. Coinbase, a major cryptocurrency exchange, is launching the Coinbase International Exchange, a platform aimed at institutional clients based outside the United States. This move comes as part of the company’s ongoing mission to bolster cryptocurrency adoption and use across the globe. […]

Diamond Hands: Shiba Inu ($SHIB) Median Hold Time on Coinbase Reaches 250 Days

The median hold time that users on the Nasdaq-listed cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase hold onto the meme-inspired cryptocurrency Shiba Inu ($SHIB) before either selling it or moving it to an external address, has now reached 250 days. According to data from Coinbase’s price pages, the typical hold time for Shiba Inu investors on the platform is […]

Coinbase Takes Charge: Demanding Crypto Regulatory Clarity from the SEC

In a bold move, Coinbase, Inc., which operates the largest cryptocurrency trading platform in the U.S., has taken legal action against the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to seek regulatory clarity for the crypto industry. Paul Grewal, Coinbase’s Chief Legal Officer, brings a wealth of experience to the table, having previously served as a […]

Defending Crypto’s Future: “The Law is on Our Side” Says Armstrong in Coinbase’s Battle with SEC

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong recently discussed the company’s preparation for a potential court battle with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). On Tuesday (April 18), during an interview with CNBC’s Arjun Kharpal, Armstrong expressed disappointment that the SEC had not provided any feedback during their 30 meetings over the past year, stating, “Over the […]

Coinbase’s Vision for the UK: A Crypto and Web3 Innovation Hub

Coinbase recently talked about its growing focus on the United Kingdom and the European Union as these regions prepare for a significant shift in their digital economy landscape. According to Coinbase’s blog post, the UK has become one of Coinbase’s fastest-growing user markets, and the EU is set to adopt the Markets in Crypto Assets […]

Coinbase to Support Bitcoin’s Layer-2 Solution Lightning Network

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong has seemingly confirmed the leading US cryptocurrency trading platform is set to add support for Bitcoin’s layer-2 scaling solution Lightning Network, which allows for near-instant transactions with negligible transaction fees. According to a recent tweet from Armstrong replying to a user saying he was “actively ignoring the Bitcoin Lightning Network,” the […]

$ARB: Ethereum’s L2 Scaling Solution Arbitrum Gains Traction as Coinbase Adds Support

Leading US-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has announced the addition of trading support for Arbitrum ($ARB), the governance token of the Ethereum layer-2 (L2) scaling solution, and a direct competitor to Polygon ($MATIC). According to Offchain Labs, the startup developing this popular Ethereum L2 scaling solution, Arbitrum is an “optimistic rollup” that offers the following benefits: “Trustless security: […]

Crypto Community Reacts to SEC’s Wells Notice Sent to Coinbase

The crypto community has been reacting to news that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Enforcement sent a Wells Notice to Coinbase on Wednesday (March 22). According to Thomson Reuters’ Practical Law website, here is what a Wells Notice means: “A notice enforcement attorneys of financial industry regulators, including the Securities and Exchange […]

Coinbase Adds Arbitrum’s Highly Anticipated Token $ARB Token to Its Listing Roadmap

Nasdaq-listed cryptocurrency trading platform Coinbase has added Arbitrum’s $Arb, a highly anticipated governance token the Ethereum layer-2 scaling solution is airdropping in the near future, to its listing roadmap, which outlines the digital assets that will be traded on the exchange in the near future. Arbitrum is a layer-2 scaling solution for the Ethereum network […]

Coinbase Faces Potential SEC Enforcement Action After Receiving Wells Notice

Coinbase, a leading cryptocurrency exchange, announced that it had received a Wells Notice from the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), signaling that the regulatory body may take enforcement action against the company. According to a blog post published by Coinbase earlier today, this notice comes after a brief investigation into unspecified digital assets listed […]

ChatGPT’s Role in Token Security: Coinbase’s Experiment Reveals Potential and Challenges

While ChatGPT falls short of the accuracy required for integration, its potential keeps Coinbase intrigued. In a blog post published on Monday (March 20), Tom Ryan, a blockchain security engineer at Coinbase, revealed the company’s experiment using OpenAI’s ChatGPT to conduct automated token security reviews. Despite not meeting the required accuracy for integration into their […]

Coinbase Challenges SEC’s Staking-as-Security Stance with Bold Petition

On Monday (March 20), Coinbase, a leading U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange, submitted a petition to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) requesting a reevaluation of the notion that staking services should be uniformly considered securities. The petition follows a recent SEC settlement with Kraken, a cryptocurrency exchange, regarding its staking services, which the SEC claims […]

Coinbase Expresses Optimism Over UK’s Crypto Regulatory Consultation, Foresees Bullish Future

Coinbase, a leading cryptocurrency platform, has praised the UK government’s proactive approach towards the crypto industry in a recent blog post. The UK government has launched the “Future financial services regulatory regime for cryptoassets” consultation to provide regulatory clarity, drive innovation, and prioritize consumer protection. Coinbase’s blog post highlights the potential for the UK to […]

Diamond Hands: Bitcoin ($BTC) Median Hold Time on Coinbase Surpasses 150 Days

The media hold time that users on the Nasdaq-listed cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase hold onto the flagship cryptocurrency Bitcoin ($BTC) before either selling it or moving it to an external address has recently surpassed the 150 day mark. According to data from Coinbase’s price pages, the typical hold time for its users invested in Bitcoin is now […]

Mysterious Solana Whale Wallets Move Over $60 Million in $SOL to Coinbase

A cluster of massive Solana whale wallets has transferred over $60 million worth of $SOL to the Nasdaq-listed cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase in a series of transactions that suggests the funds were moved by a single entity. According to data from whale monitoring service Whale Alert, a series of transactions worth between $12 million and $12.5 […]

Coinbase-Backed Ethereum L2 ‘Base’ Integrates Chainlink Price Feeds on Its Testnet

Chainlink has announced exciting news for its followers: the launch of Chainlink Price Feeds on Base testnet, a new Ethereum L2 incubated by Coinbase. On 23 February 2023, Coinbase announced the testnet launch of Base, an Ethereum Layer 2 (L2) blockchain that provides a cost-effective and developer-friendly platform for building decentralized applications (dApps) on-chain. According […]

Coinbase Solidifies Leadership Position with One River Digital Acquisition

On Friday (3 March 2023), Coinbase announced that it had acquired One River Digital Asset Management (ORDAM), a digital asset management firm that provides institutional clients with exposure to digital assets through investment products. According to Coinbase’s blog post, this acquisition will enable Coinbase to establish Coinbase Asset Management, offering investment advisory services to a […]

What is Base, Coinbase’s New Layer 2 Network?

One of the world’s leading cryptocurrency exchanges, Coinbase, revealed in February 2023 new product called “Base” —a new layer 2 solution testnet for Ethereum, built on OP Stack, a development kit used by layer-2 Optimism. Base was announced during the ETHDenver, a community-led event in which various crypto companies, startups and leading figures in the […]

How to Transfer From Coinbase to KuCoin

Coinbase and KuCoin are two of the leading cryptocurrency exchanges in the industry, each serving over 10 million users monthly. Both have become frontrunners in the crypto scene, offering a wide range of features, low fees, easy-to-use functions, and more. In this article, we’ll explain how to transfer from Coinbase to KuCoin in simple steps. […]

Coinbase CEO on Current Narrative in Crypto: “We’re in One of Those Despair Phases Right Now”

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong discussed the company’s Q4 2022 earnings call on 21 February 2023, highlighting three key themes in his opening remarks. According to the transcript provided by The Motley Fool, firstly, he discussed how the company had reduced its operational expenditure (“opex”) to “operate more efficiently and better generate EBITDA in the future.” […]

Coinbase’s Based Approach to Onboarding Over a Billion People Into the Crypto Economy

On Thursday (23 February 2023), Coinbase has announced the testnet launch of Base, an Ethereum Layer 2 (L2) blockchain that provides a cost-effective and developer-friendly platform for building decentralized applications (dApps) on-chain. According to the company’s blog post, it aims to onboard over a billion users into the crypto economy and sees Base as a […]

Coinbase’s Chief Legal Officer Says Their Staking Services Are “Fundamentally Different”

Late last week, Paul Grewal, Chief Legal Officer at Coinbase, shared his thoughts on the recent settlement between the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and crypto exchange Kraken over the latter’s staking program. On 9 February 2023, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a press release about Kraken that stated: “The Securities and Exchange […]

Coinbase Improves its Non-Custodial Wallet to Keep You Safe While Exploring Web3

As more individuals venture into the decentralized web, Coinbase, a leading cryptocurrency exchange, has made efforts to enhance the security and user experience of its non-custodial wallet (“Coinbase Wallet“). The company aims to make web3 interactions easier and more secure for its users. According to Coinbase’s blog post, to provide a clearer picture of transactions, […]

Little-Known Cryptocurrency Threshold ($T) Surges Over 200% in 30 Days

Threshold Network’s native token, $T, has seen its price surge over 200% in just 30 days in an astounding rise that has seen it outperform top cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin ($BTC) and Ethereum ($ETH). The network is the result of an on-chain merger between two existing networks, NU and KEEP, and is a decentralized bridging protocol […]

How Coinbase Supports Web3

On 21 December 2022, Max Branzburg, Vice President of Product at Coinbase, Will Robinson, VP of Engineering at Coinbase, and Greg Tusar, Head of Institutional Product at Coinbase, explained how Coinbase supports Web3. In a blog post published on 21 December 2022, they wrote: “We’ve made major investments in Coinbase Wallet because there is no web3 without […]

Coinbase CEO on What a ‘Modern Day Howey Test for Cryptocurrency’ Might Look Like

Earlier this week, Brian Armstrong, Co-Founder and CEO of crypto exchange Coinbase, shared his thoughts on crypto regulation in the U.S. In a blog post published on 19 December 2022, Armstrong said that, in the wake of the collapse of crypto exchange FTX, the U.S. and other major jurisdictions needed to take the aforementioned steps […]

Coinbase’s Market Capitalization Falls Below That of Dogecoin ($DOGE)

The market capitalization of Nasdaq-listed cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase (NASDAQ: COIN) has now fallen below that of meme-inspired cryptocurrency Dogecoin ($DOGE), as the exchange’s market capitalization is sitting below $8 billion, while DOGE’s market cap is at $9.8 billion. As first reported by Bloomberg, the measurement doesn’t necessarily reflect the intrinsic value of either project, but […]

Coinbase Prime Starts Supporting Polygon ($MATIC) Staking

The prime broker platform of Nasdaq-listed cryptocurrency trading platform Coinbase, Coinbase Prime, has started offering Polygon ($MATIC) staking services to its users, allowing them to earn rewards while helping secure the network. In a tweet, the company pointed out that investors can earn rewards with “institutional-grade, fully integrated staking” on its interface. Coinbase Prime currently […]

Coinbase to Honor Commitment to Support Flare ($FLR) Airdrop for $XRP Holders

Nasdaq-listed cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has revealed it intends to honor its commitment to support the Flare ($FLR) token airdrop for users who held $XRP at the time of the snapshot, which was back on December 12, 2020. According to a series of tweets Coinbase shared with its users, the airdrop will be distributed to XRP […]

Coinbase Wants You to Convert Your $USDT to $USDC

On Thursday (8 December 2022), Coinbase announced that it had decided to make it easier for its “global retail customers” to convert Tether ($USDT) to USD Coin ($USDC), highlighting the latter’s good reputation without directing attacking the former. According to Coinbase’s blog post, customers are looking for stability and trust in the midst of market […]

Coinbase: Apple ’Just Made It a Lot Harder ’For iPhone Users To Transfer NFTs

On Thursday (1 December 2022), Coinbase said that it had to disable an important feature in the Coinbase Wallet mobile app for iOS in order to get their last app release approved by Apple’s “App Store”. Earlier today, the Coinbase Wallet team said on Twitter: They went on to say: “Apple’s claim is that the […]

Coinbase’s Non-Custodial Wallet Planning to Drop Support for $XRP, $XLM, $ETC, $BCH

Coinbase says that “Coinbase Wallet“, which is its self-custody crypto wallet app, will be dropping support for four major cryptoassets — $XRP, $XLM, $ETC, and $BCH — from 1 January 2023 According to the notice posted in the help section of the Coinbase website, Coinbase Wallet will be dropping the aforementioned cryptoassets due to “low […]

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