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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.”

Crypto on the Hill: Briefing with Brain Armstrong, Melissa Strait, Faryar Shirzad, and Paul Grewal

1 Oct 2023 1 minute read 2 comments Cje95

Two days ago I was invited and attended a Congressional Staff briefing with some of the top people at Coinbase speaking and answering questions. Given how insane the last couple of weeks have been on The Hill I did not put two and two together about...

New blockchain from Coinbase: how will Base change the crypto industry?

28 Sep 2023 3 minute read 1 comment SimpleSwap

On August 9, the second largest cryptocurrency exchange, Coinbase, opened public access to its new Base network. The development represents a second-level solution for the Ethereum network.  As the creators of Base themselves report, the goal of thei...

ReHold is Now Live on Base

26 Sep 2023 1 minute read 0 comments ReHold

In our quest to offer optimal solutions and avenues for our users, we are proud to announce that ReHold has been successfully deployed on Base. Diving Deep into Base A product incubated within the renowned Coinbase ecosystem, Base stands as an Ether...

Coinbase's Next Big Bet: How Flatcoins Could Change the Crypto Game

15 Sep 2023 3 minute read 8 comments ZeroRequiem

In a recent interview with Yahoo Finance, Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong discussed a notable emerging concept in the cryptocurrency space—Flatcoins. Armstrong, in his characteristic composed manner, emphasized Coinbase's interest in this new developmen...

ClashMon the first COINBASE game, Pre-Register now!

14 Sep 2023 1 minute read 0 comments RiCrypto

ClashMon: Ignition     ClashMon is a Free-to-play Collectible Battle RPG game that is fun to play and easily accessible through any web browser. At the game you'll find the following contents: Camp, Arena, Championship, Fishing and Galatic Shot....

This is a big issue that Coinbase needs to fix ASAP

13 Sep 2023 1 minute read 0 comments LeftFooted

In a way, Coinbase fancies itself as a crypto equivalent to PayPal or Revolut, in that it combines financial feature with social media-style qualities. The thing is, it doesn't always work. Not that long ago, you could send crypto from Coinbase acc...

Coinbase is shutting down Exchange Service in India

12 Sep 2023 1 minute read 0 comments Yugocean

     Coinbase is packing from India; the company has stopped registration of new members and told old members to withdraw their assets by September 25. Coinbase is not strong in India      Coinbase has not been able to gain a hold in the Indian mar...

How to Use BASE Network: Coinbase’s Ethereum L2 on Optimism

9 Sep 2023 9 minute read 0 comments Heath Muchena

Discover Base: Your Gateway to the Next-Gen Crypto World  Base is a secure, economical, and developer-centric Ethereum Layer 2 solution designed to usher in the next billion onchain users. Launched with the support of Coinbase, Base is on a mission t...

Stablecoin Yield Hedging

9 Sep 2023 2 minute read 0 comments bengy

Unsplash     Unsplash   With real world interest rates moving up and up and up... it wasn't going to be long before Coinbase started offering similar rates on the USDC stablecoin. After all, these are back by treasury bonds and all of that......

Optimism x Coinbase Quests For NFTs And OP Tokens

8 Sep 2023 2 minute read 7 comments PVM

If you are a Coinbase user for as long as I was... you will remember the sweet Learn2Earn campaigns that were available for 99% of the users. The earning opportunities moved to Coinbase Wallet, where users can connect to DeFi and explore multiple cha...