Coinbase Slammed For Venezuela ZCash Airdrop Being an ‘Advertising Strategy’

US cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has received intense criticism for giving Venezuelan families a grand total of $1 per day – in altcoin ZCash, which it added to its books days previously. Scroogebase? In a blog post December 11, executives claimed that the initiative dubbed the “12 Days of Coinbase,” was meant to “empower those who […]

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Bitcoin Technical Analysis: Bitcoin Cash Civil War Drives BTC to a 1-Year Low

Holy mackerel! Out of the blue, Bitcoin dropped to a new 12-month low with little notice. Anyone hoping for a Santa Claus rally had better drop to their knees and start the Hail Marys. Market Overview Today Bitcoin (BTC) 00 got nuked. In fact, the entire cryptocurrency market took a direct hit from a 50 […]

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Circle & Coinbase Partner Up For a Better Stablecoin, But There’s a Catch

Circle and Coinbase, two of the largest and most popular cryptocurrency companies, are partnering to improve the stablecoin concept, but there’s a catch.  The CENTRE Consortium for a Better Stablecoin On Tuesday, both companies announced the CENTRE Consortium, a joint venture that aims to speed up adoption of cryptocurrencies backed by actual fiat currencies like US […]

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Amid Brexit Uncertainties, Coinbase Announces a New Dublin Office

Coinbase has announced the opening of a new office in Dublin. The decision to move shop to the famed Irish city may be part of a plan to hedge Brexit uncertainty by expanding the company’s presence across Europe. San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase continues to expand its presence across Europe. October 15th the company said on […]

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No More Coinbase and BitPay: Process Your Own Bitcoin Payments for $6 a Month

Merchants can now use a Bitcoin full node to process their own payments via the BTCPay server for under $6 a month — with or without Lightning Network functionality.  Removing Microsoft Azure Reliance A guide to the solution from creator and Bitcoin developer Nicolas Dorier published August 18 explains how merchants who want to accept […]

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‘We Don’t Want to Compete with Coinbase’ – Says Binance CEO

Changpeng “CZ” Zhao, shared some of his big ideas on the future of blockchain and cryptocurrency with Fortune magazine this week. And it’s probably worth listening to the man running the biggest crypto-exchange in the world. The future is not now, but is decentralised Binance acquired Trust Wallet this week, and here at Bitcoinist, we focussed on […]

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Coinbase Now Supports Buying Bitcoin With British Pounds

Cryptocurrency exchange service giant Coinbase has launched pound sterling (GBP) support for U.K. customers across its platforms. GBP Deposits/Withdrawals on Coinbase The San Francisco-based exchange announced the launch today (August 2, 2018), via a post on its blog. According to the statement, GBP deposits and withdrawals will be supported on Coinbase, Coinbase Pro, and Coinbase Prime. […]

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‘Thank God They Cleared Themselves’ – Coinbase Finds No Hint of Insider Trading

Coinbase has revealed unofficially that its internal investigation into insider trading of Bitcoin Cash found no evidence of foul play. ‘No Disciplinary Action’ In private comments to Fortune, the US’ largest cryptocurrency exchange said that as of last week, the long-awaited investigation had come to an end, but that “no disciplinary action” would occur. “We […]

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Coinbase Responds to Criticism: Set to Open New Portland Office with Focus on Customer Service

Following a barrage of heavy criticism for being widely underprepared in terms of customer service, Coinbase is set to open a new office in Portland that will be focused largely on customer support, compliance, finance, IT, and HR. Failing Customer Support Coinbase, the largest cryptocurrency exchange in the US, has been the object of heavy […]

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