Coinbase Launches an OTC Trading Desk to Cater for Demand from Institutional Clients

  News reaching Ethereum World News indicate that the popular cryptocurrency exchange of Coinbase is launching an OTC (Over The Counter) trading desk to cater for its Institutional clients. According to Cheddar – a mainstream financial news outlet – the need to open the new OTC desk was as a result of demand from its institutional investors/cl...
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Coinbase partners Wilshire Phoenix to launch a new cryptocurrency fund

  It's getting harder to keep Coinbase out of the limelight these days. One of the leading crypto exchanges in the world, Coinbase , has teamed up with a New York-based investment firm Wilshire Phoenix to launch a new cryptocurrency -focused fund that is orgainized as a statutory trust and will be capped at $500 million, according to a press r...
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Yale University's Investment Office Has Invested in $300 Million Crypto Fund, Inside Sources Report

  David Swenson , the chief investment officer at Yale University, a private American Ivy League research-focused university, has reportedly invested in giant venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz's $300 million cryptocurrency fund - which is "designed to include the best features of traditional venture capital, update to the modern crypto ...
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Goldman Sachs Launches US Dollar Coin (Fedcoin). Coinbase To Become The Crypto Regulatory Agency (360+)

  Goldman Sachs startup Circle, the Boston-based crypto finance company, has gone live with its stablecoin called the US Dollar Coin, or USDC . This is the first cryptocurrency released by a major financial institution. In order to avoid instability and inflation inherent to other unregulated cryptocurrencies, the value of the USDC will be tie...
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Coinbase can become the Google of crypto, says Brian Armstrong

  Brian Armstrong, the CEO and Founder of Coinbase, one of the biggest cryptocurrency exchange platform in the world, spoke about the reason behind the inception of Coinbase and Satoshi Nakamoto, during an interview with Fortune. The CEO listed under Fortune's 40 under 40 stated that there were several reasons which led to the inception of Coi...
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Coinbase CEO: One Billion People Could Be in the Crypto Ecosystem in Five Years

Brian Armstrong, the CEO of cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase, gave the crypto community a sneak peek into what the future of Coinbase would look like while on stage at Techcrunch Disrupt this week. The popular cryptocurrency exchange, which lets users trade fiat to crypto and serves as the entry point for most new entrants into the cryptocurrency s...
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Coinbase is Reportedly Exploring a Bitcoin ETF, Taps BlackRock for Expertise

San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase is reportedly considering adding a Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) to its arsenal, and has been in talks with the world's largest global investment management firm, BlackRock Inc. Coinbase Aims to Launch a Crypto Exchange-Traded Fund Bitcoin ETFs are a hot button issue at the moment throughout...
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Coinbase CEO on How He Got Into Crypto, Bitcoin’s Price Action, U.S. SEC, ICOs, Cyber Security, and Real World Adoption of Crypto

At an interview with Bloomberg TV anchor Emily Chang at the second annual "Players Technology Summit" event in San Francisco on 14 August 2018, Brian Armstrong, co-founder and CEO of Coinbase, talked about how he got into Bitcoin, the evolution of Coinbase, Bitcoin's price action, his view of the U.S. SEC, his view of crypto skeptics such as Warren...
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Coinbase takes position of industry leader, establishes “Institutional Core Principles”

  Coinbase recently released a list of principles they aim to adhere to as an exchange platform. In a blog post named "Introducing our Institutional Core Principles", Adam White, the Vice President and General Manager at Coinbase, spoke about the rules for propagating the platform's visions. This comes after a general uptick of interest by ins...
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Y Combinator Reveals Ex-Baidu Blockchain Bull Qi Lu as CEO of New China Division

  The Ex-COO of 'Chinese Google' Baidu and blockchain bull Qi Lu has joined Y Combinator (YC) to run the company's new China-based division, according to a blog post August 14. Y Combinator –– the major Silicon Valley-based entrepreneurial accelerator that funded such startups as Dropbox, Airbnb, Coinbase, Reddit, among others –– announced tha...
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Coinbase Lands Patent for Secure Bitcoin Payment System

  San Francisco-based Coinbase has won a patent for a secure bitcoin payment system that would better facilitate the transfer of funds directly from customer wallets to merchants during purchases. According to the patent , the new technology is designed to improve upon existing systems, which currently do not provide solutions for maintaining ...
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Coinbase Makes Its Index Fund More Attractive to Institutional Investors by Halving Its Fee

  On Monday (13 August 2018), Coinbase announced that it was reducing the annual management fee for its Index Fund from 2% to 1% for both existing and new investors. This is the reason Coinbase gave for reducing the management fee: "We're reducing our fee in order to attract investors who are familiar with lower-fee index funds in other asset ...
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Coinbase Seeks Online Merchant Crypto Adoption by the Millions

  Adoption news keeps flowing this week, from Wall Street to Australia, and now San Francisco. The United States largest cryptocurrency bank, Coinbase, announced it is expanding its commerce section to include Woo Commerce via a plugin downloadable from Github. It could be just what more online merchants need to get comfortable with cryptocurr...
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Coinbase To List Ethereum Classic (ETC) In Few Days

Coinbase to list Ethereum Classic ETC on its cryptocurrency exchange platform in few days. The announcement was made known through a tweet via the Twitter handle of Coinbase on the 3rd of August. Ethereum Classic (ETC) will be available on Coinbase Pro and Coinbase Prime as at August 7th. This is good news for the Ethereum Classic community as more...
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Coinbase Custody is Eyeing Some Extremely Odd Altcoins

As is now customary for the company, Coinbase has released a list of the latest assets it's considering. The latest batch are being mooted for its institutional platform, Coinbase Custody, and thus are for storage only at this time, though future trading cannot be discounted. The list of altcoins it's considering is as eclectic as it is incongruous...
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Coinbase Custody Considers Addition of 37 New Assets Including XRP, EOS and XMR

San Francisco-based exchange and wallet service Coinbase announced today, Aug. 3 that it is exploring the addition of 40 new assets to its custodial service, Coinbase Custody. The blog post stresses that the crypto assets may be added "for storage only," and that Coinbase will add them "as quickly and safely as possible." Coinbase states that they ...
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Coinbase Takes on Cryptocurrency Gift Cards With Limited Rollout

Major U.S. cryptocurrency wallet and exchange Coinbase has entered the crypto gift card market, allowing customers in certain countries to exchange coins for brand e-certificates, according to their July 25 blog post . In the post, Coinbase confirmed the new option was made possible through a partnership with UK -based startup WeGift, and will effe...
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Coinbase Now Has Its Own Political Action Committee

  San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange and wallet provider Coinbase has created its own political action committee (PAC), according to documents made public today, July 20. In the U.S. , PACs are organizations that pool campaign contributions from members with similar policy and political goals and subsequently donate them to political ...
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Coinbase Reportedly Secures $20 Billion Hedge Fund Through Its Prime Brokerage Services

  Major U.S . crypto wallet and exchange Coinbase has reportedly secured a $20 billion hedge fund for its custody service, Business Insider reports July 19. Coinbase launched "Coinbase Custody," its digital assets custodian solution for large institutional investors, on July 2. The new service is notably secured through an independent broker, ...
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Barclays Files Two Digital Currency and Blockchain Patents with U.S. Patent Office

  Barclays has filed two patent applications relating to the transfer of digital currency and blockchain data storage , both published by the U.S . Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) July 19. The first patent describes a system for transferring digital currency from payer to recipient that would securely authenticate the identities of both, a...
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