Coinbase Pro to Add Support for DASH Trading

United States-based major cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase announced that its professional trading platform Coinbase Pro will launch support for DASH token next week. According to a Medium post published by Coinbase on Sept. 12, Coinbase Pro will start accepting DASH deposits starting Monday “for at least 12 hours prior to enabling full trading.” The launch of DASH trading, on the other hand, is planned for 9 AM Pacific Standard Time on Sept. 17. The company also noted: “Once sufficient supply of DASH is established on the platform, trading on the DASH/USD,…

Coinbase UK Settles Lawsuit With Victim of Email Phishing Attack

The United Kingdom arm of cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase settled a two-month legal battle with a man who lost 80 Bitcoins (BTC) in an email phishing attack. Stolen Bitcoin diverted to Coinbase On Sept. 10, legal news site Law360 reported that Coinbase U.K. had reached an undisclosed settlement with Liam Robertson to exit a London-launched litigation after hackers stole 80 BTC (worth close to $815,744) in the attack. Robertson lost his Bitcoin in a spear phishing attack, when the email account of a firm in which he was investing was hacked.…

Coinbase Considering Initial Exchange Offering Platform: Report

United States-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has indicated it is considering the launch of an initial exchange offering (IEO) platform. The news was revealed by Coinbase’s head of institutional sales in Asia, Kayvon Pirestani during a panel at the Invest: Asia conference on Sept. 11, crypto media outlet Coindesk reports. IEO platform could be announced within months During the panel, Pirestani reportedly revealed that the exchange believes that an IEO represents a “really interesting opportunity” for the business, stating that: “In a nutshell, Coinbase is carefully exploring not only the IEO…

Coinbase Launches USDC-Based Initiative to Support DeFi Developers

Cryptocurrency trading platform Coinbase has launched the new USDC Bootstrap Fund aimed at the improvement of Decentralized Finance (DeFi). As the company announced on Sept. 10, Coinbase set up the USDC Bootstrap Fund to support developers who build DeFi protocols by investing USD Coin (USDC) directly in the protocol. Coinbase and payment startup Circle jointly launched their own stablecoin USDC in September 2018. Bringing more liquidity to DeFi protocols Bringing more liquidity to some DeFi protocols ostensibly formed the main impetus behind the idea to establish the fund. Among possible…

Major US Crypto Exchange Coinbase Appoints New Vice President Dan Yoo

Major United States-based crypto exchange and wallet provider Coinbase has appointed Dan Yoo as its new vice president, industry-focused media outlet Coindesk reported on Sept. 10. At Coinbase, Yoo will be replacing Emilie Choi, previously vice president of business, data and international promoted to its chief operating officer at the company. Yoo will work on Coinbase’s business operations, business and corporate development and the data team. “Not a crypto expert” Commenting on the appointment, Yoo ostensibly said: “Coinbase is a very data-driven company. As part of this role, I’ll be…

Coinbase, Ripple Leave Top 10 of LinkedIn’s ‘Hottest’ Startups List

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase and Ripple, the blockchain startup behind XRP, have fallen out of the top 10 of this year’s business and employment-oriented service Linkedln’s “The 50 hottest U.S. companies to work for” list. According to the new LinkedIn’s list published on Sept. 4, Ripple moved to the 28th place (was seventh in 2018) while Coinbase’s position was downgraded to 29th (was third in 2018). Stock and crypto trading startup Robinhood mostly retained its position, moving from the sixth place in 2018 to the 7th in 2019. Crypto startups are…

Coinbase, Ripple Leave Top 10 of LinkedIn’s ‘Hottest’ Startups List

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase and Ripple, the blockchain startup behind XRP, have fallen out of the top 10 of this year’s business and employment-oriented service Linkedln’s “The 50 hottest U.S. companies to work for” list. According to the new LinkedIn’s list published on Sept. 4, Ripple moved to the 28th place (was seventh in 2018) while Coinbase’s position was downgraded to 29th (was third in 2018). Stock and crypto trading startup Robinhood mostly retained its position, moving from the sixth place in 2018 to the 7th in 2019. Crypto startups are…

Startup Tests New Ethereum Sidechain Following Coinbase Investment

Following investment from Coinbase Ventures, Offchain Labs has opened up the Alpha version of its Ethereum (ETH) scaling solution, dubbed Arbitrum. Enterprise-focused blockchain startup Offchain Labs said that their solution will enable processing speed of more than 500 transactions per second for Ethereum applications, industry-focused news outlet Crypto Briefing reported on Sept. 5. Arbitrum has reportedly secured new investment from Coinbase Ventures, the investment arm of major American cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase. Faster than Ethereum Deploying Arbitrum, developers can build smart contracts on Ethereum’s Solidity code. However, unlike regular Ethereum decentralized…

Bitcoin.com Opens Crypto Exchange to Compete with Coinbase and Binance

Bitcoin.com, a website previously focused on covering Bitcoin (BTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and general cryptocurrencies news, announced the launch of its own digital assets exchange. Per the announcement published on Sept. 2, the platform “will host a slew of trading pairs including popular cryptocurrencies like litecoin (LTC), ripple (XRP), tron (TRX), zcash (ZEC), stellar (XLM), and EOS.” It is also noted:  “Exchange.Bitcoin.com will have markets denominated in base currencies like bitcoin cash (BCH), ethereum (ETH), bitcoin core (BTC), and tether (USDT).” Always aim high Managing director of Bitcoin.com exchange Danish…

Coinbase WalletLink Now Lets Clients Use DApps on Desktop Browsers

Crypto exchange Coinbase’s user-controlled Coinbase Wallet has enabled its clients to use decentralized apps (DApps) on any desktop browser with the WalletLink service. Expanded access to DApps Per an official blog post on Aug. 22, Coinbase Wallet’s users can now use their DApps on any desktop browser through WalletLink, which serves as a bridge between customers’ Coinbase Wallet app and desktop browser.  As of press time, Coinbase has tested WalletLink with browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Opera and blockchain-based decentralized browser Brave. The company plans to…