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Coinbase is an American cryptocurrency exchange located in San Francisco, California. Founded in 2012 by current CEO Brian Armstrong and Fred Ehrsam, Coinbase is one of the world’s most popular cryptocurrency exchanges, despite its relatively selective asset listing process. The exchange has received funding from several prominent venture capital firms, including Andreessen Horowitz.

Coinbase offers trading features to users in 32 countries, and offers transaction and storage features to users in 190 countries. Coinbase operates two exchanges: Coinbase and Coinbase Pro, the latter being a platform exclusive to professional traders. Coinbase Pro traders typically receive access to trading newly listed tokens before regular traders do.

As a part of its bid to compete with other major exchanges of the world, like Binance, Coinbase features several other facilities to round out its reach into the market. This includes custody services, fundraising mechanisms, a wallet, a cryptocurrency educational program and a stablecoin called USD Coin, released in partnership with payments technology company Circle. 

In more recent months, Coinbase has steadily been moving towards listing as many assets as possible. The exchange frequently puts out a list of tokens that it considers for addition, as this is the most desired development for the exchange for users. Another major development is the Coinbase custody acquisition of Xapo’s institutional business, a major crypto focused company.

Coinbase has also experienced its fair share of controversy. Their acquisition of Neutrino, which has links to a hacking team that has aided oppressive regimes, drew criticism from users and the cryptocommunity. CEO Armstrong later said that members linked to the hacking team would “transition out of Coinbase.”

Comparing Binance and Coinbase: The Ultimate Showdown

24 Nov 2022 3 minute read 4 comments Ye

In this article, we'll compare two of the most popular cryptocurrency platforms out there: Binance and Coinbase. We'll take a look at each platform's features, pros, and cons, so that you can make an informed decision about which one is right for you...

Coinbase Bitcoin Reserve in Question

24 Nov 2022 1 minute read 3 comments Yugocean

     Coinbase has claimed to have a huge bitcoin reserve.      Coinbase was always considered as largest Bitcoin HODLer, but this time it become questionable as Binance has been confirmed to have the largest bitcoin reserves. Now Coinbase has claime...

Who Fired the First Shot in the Great Crypto Exchange War of 2022?

21 Nov 2022 4 minute read 6 comments Allen Taylor

The great crypto exchange war has begun: Binance made an end-run around Coinbase and now holds the most bitcoin reserve among crypto exchanges—$9.34 billion. Binance is the exchange of the future, but I’d still bet on decentralized exchanges. Despite...

I am happy I went with Coinbase.

15 Nov 2022 1 minute read 6 comments TwoDogsCaged

I have been slightly worried since I began investing in cryptocurrency regarding the exchange I signed up for. However, I am thankful I chose Coinbase.  I have to admit, if  I had gone with FTX, I would be out of the crypto-world altogether. I am wil...

Krystal Newsflash (11th Nov 2022)

12 Nov 2022 2 minute read 6 comments Krystal DeFi

Welcome to our recap of the major stories in the crypto world! This could possibly be one of the craziest weeks in crypto, and apart from the collapse of FTX, here’s what else that happened over the past week: New roadmap for Ethereum 🗾 After the suc...

FT Crypto Watch Nov 8th

8 Nov 2022 5 minute read 11 comments Dave Sawyer

Crypto people, we love you!!  So good to be with y'all for these wild west times here at the Publish0x Saloon!!  What a time to be crypto watching!!  Dear readers know Sammy was getting overexposed, then fading to black n white, then (now) just burnt...

FT crypto watch nov 4th

4 Nov 2022 2 minute read 5 comments Dave Sawyer

Yeehaw, now, crypto buckaroos & ponygirls, we love y'all!!   Keep on riding over the event horizon to bring a future free from fiat abuse!!   Like here on the pumping Publish0x!!  Dear friends have hinted we're too long winded.  So, we gotta tighten...

Coinbase throws support behind Ripple

4 Nov 2022 1 minute read 4 comments ZeroRequiem

Hey Peeps!     I am sure everyone is already aware of the SEC (U.S. Securities and Exchanges Commission) and their lawsuit against Ripple Labs, who are the creators of the XRP token and the Ripple protocol.  However, if you are not aware, I will sum...

Crypto's Week in 'Firsts'

28 Oct 2022 2 minute read 4 comments Allen Taylor

Binance saw a record 55,000 BTC move in one day. That’s more than $1.1 billion, a new record. Despite the price of BTC hovering in the $20,000 range, there are three solid proofs that bitcoin is the song that doesn’t end. Any idea when the next bitco...

The New York Knicks dropped their first NFT Collection

27 Oct 2022 1 minute read 5 comments ZeroRequiem

Hey Peeps!   The New York Knicks have dropped their first ever NFT Collection on Coinbase NFT.   The NFT Collection is titled "NEW YORK FOREVER", and it dropped on Coinbase NFT on 10/25/22.  This limited collection consists of nine 1of1 NFTs that pa...