Coinbase Hires LinkedIn Executive as New Data Chief

Cryptocurrency exchange startup Coinbase has hired LinkedIn’s head of analytics and data science. Michael Li, a senior LinkedIn executive who spent more than seven years with the professional networking platform, is taking on the role of vice president of data, according to a blog post published Tuesday. Li’s career to date has revolved around incorporating data into financial services, e-commerce and social networks, he wrote in the post. He believes that there are “endless possibilities” for using data in the cryptocurrency and blockchain space. “I am thrilled by the opportunity to…

Coinbase, BitGo Reaffirm Plans to Focus on Serving Institutions in Crypto

Two US-based crypto behemoths, Coinbase and BitGo, will continue to facilitate growing demand for Bitcoin from institutional investors by operating as trusted custodians. Earlier this week, BitGo was approved by South Dakota regulators to create and operate a crypto custody solution, while Coinbase established a new office in New York exclusively to handle institutional demand into the market. Coinbase New York is now officially open. pic.twitter.com/JCe8r392LB — Michael del Castillo (@DelRayMan) September 13, 2018 Bitcoin Needs Fresh Capital, Institutional Demand Will do it In an interview with CNBC Fast Money,…

Why hackathons are an important part of Coinbase culture

Great engineers love building creative solutions to important problems. That’s certainly true for us here at Coinbase. While it’s easy to get caught up in the daily tasks and to-dos, we strongly believe in giving ourselves the space to experiment with creative ideas — even if they aren’t directly related to the company’s near-term goals. At Coinbase, hackathons are an opportunity to have fun and forge new friendships, to try new things we’re not sure will work, and to learn new skills or platforms. It’s a chance to explore big ideas and…

Coinbase Eyes ETF With Help From BlackRock, Business Insider Report

In an effort to expand its institutional services, Coinbase is joining an industry chase for the ever-elusive bitcoin exchange traded fund (ETF). As reported by Business Insider, the cryptocurrency exchange provider has been liaising with BlackRock, a U.S. investment management company with some $6 trillion in assets under its purview. Individuals close with the matter said that Coinbase has sought guidance from BlackRock’s blockchain working group. While Coinbase spoke directly with employees involved with BlackRock’s blockchain arm, the exchange is after the organization’s expertise in legacy markets. The firm has…

GBP Crypto Trading Pairs Being Rolled Out by Coinbase Tomorrow

From releasing more Coinbase exchange pairs to expanding its services to the United Kingdom, Coinbase has been busy this year. And to top it off, today, we’ve seen an integration of these two things. Today, we’ve been introduced to four GBP crypto trading pairs. Coinbase Rolling out GBP Crypto Trading Pairs It’s happening fast. One minute we find out about it, the next we’re witnessing the launch. Earlier today, Coinbase disclosed a new order book trading pairs for GBP, which will be available to UK-based crypto traders. In the announcement,…

Coinbase to Offer New Crypto Trading Pairs for British Pounds

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has announced it will begin rolling out new order book trading pairs for British pounds (GBP) on Sept. 7 for traders based in the U.K. David Farmer, general manager of Coinbase Pro, wrote in a blog post on Thursday that the order book exchange will offer trading services for GBP against ethereum, bitcoin cash, ethereum classic and litecoin, in addition to the current sole offering of bitcoin. Each new pair will first go through a post-only phase and then a limit-only stage before full trading services can…

Coinbase to Offer New Crypto Trading Pairs for British Pounds on Friday

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has announced it will begin rolling out new order book trading pairs for British pounds (GBP) on Sept. 7 for traders based in the U.K. David Farmer, general manager of Coinbase Pro, wrote in a blog post on Thursday the order book exchange will offer trading services for GBP against ethereum, bitcoin cash, ethereum classic, and litecoin, in addition to bitcoin that is currently available. The company said each new offering will first go through a post-only phase and then a limit-only stage before full trading services…

Coinbase Pro announces support for trading bitcoin, ethereum and other cryptocurrencies using…

Following our announcement earlier this month that we would be introducing support for British pounds (GBP) to our UK-based customers, today we’re launching a number of new GBP trading pairs starting at 9am BST, Friday 7 September 2018. With support for UK domestic bank transfers in GBP via the Faster Payments Scheme, it is now significantly easier, faster and cheaper for UK customers to trade cryptocurrencies on the Coinbase platform. Coinbase Pro is the only major digital currency trading platform that supports UK Faster Payments and it’s our goal to…

The rise of crypto in higher education – The Coinbase Blog

When David Yermack, the finance department chair at New York University Stern School of Business, first offered his course on blockchain and financial services in 2014, 35 students signed up, eight fewer than the school’s typical elective. By spring 2018, the number of enrolled students climbed to 230, forcing Stern to move the class to its largest auditorium. This academic year, Yermack will teach the blockchain course both semesters to meet interest from students. Yermack says he first developed the class because he was interested in bitcoin and how quickly…

Understanding Web 3 — A User Controlled Internet – The Coinbase Blog

Coinbase breaks down the motivation and technology behind the development of Web 3 This 3-part post focuses on the why, what and how of the latest chapter in the world wide web’s history, called Web 3. Part 1 explains shortcomings of today’s web and how Web 3 represents an improvement; Part 2 focuses on what the Web 3 stack is; and Part 3 focuses on how developers can build on it. Today’s world wide web, or the internet, has two key missing properties: It doesn’t hold “state”, independent of trusted operators…