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Coinbase

Coinbase is a digital asset exchange company headquartered in San Francisco, California. It operates exchanges of Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, and Litecoin.

About

Coinbase was founded in June 2012 by Brian Armstrong (CEO) and Fred Ehrsam. It enrolled in the 2012 Summer Y Combinator startup incubator program. In October 2012, the company launched a marketplace to buy and sell Bitcoin through bank transfers. Coinbase allows Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, and Litecoin trading on their platform. As of 2020, the company has more than 1,000 employees and more than 35 million users.

Products

The company's platform offers various products to those looking to trade cryptocurrencies for individuals and businesses.

Coinbase

Its main product with the same name as the company is the platform where users can buy, sell, and use cryptocurrencies. Cryptocurrencies trading on the Coinbase platform include:

Cosmos

Dash

Numeraire

Wallet

The wallet product that is used for storing cryptocurrencies. It also allows for transfers of cryptocurrencies between users.

USD Coin

USD coin users can exchange United States dollars (USD) for a cryptocurrency with a stable price equal to that of a USD.

Earn

Earn gives users the opportunity to educate themselves about cryptocurrencies through videos and quizzes. Users can receive crypto in their Coinbase wallet upon completion of the company's quizzes.

Pro

For advanced traders, Coinbase offers a Pro account that includes an API, insurance protection, and fees that scale to transaction volume. Most Coinbase accounts can be upgraded to a Pro account; however, some activities are limited based on the geographic area a user resides in.

For businesses
  • Commerce. A no-fee platform for business to accept cryptocurrencies as payments. It has integrations with popular e-commerce platforms Woocommerce and Shopify.
  • Custody. Operating as a separate entity of Coinbase, the Custody services supports asset holding for institutional investors. It also integrates with Coinbase Pro. It is NYDFS-regulated.
  • Ventures. Coinbase invests in startups and entrepreneurs, particularly those with a focus on stablecoin-based ideas for "the unbanked" as well as "wealth preservation, global payments, financial services for crypto companies, [and ]developer tools," among other areas of interest.

Timeline

May 24, 2021
Coinbase hires former Goldman Sachs executive Faryar Shirzad as its chief policy officer.
May 17, 2021
Coinbase announces $1.25 billion private debt offering.
May 12, 2021
Coinbase shares on Wednesday fell by as much as 4.8% to $288.46, driven down alongside a broader slide in tech shares after key US inflation data came in much higher than expected.
April 30, 2021
Coinbase announces that it is now allowing its customers to buy crypto on its platform using their debit cards and bank accounts linked to PayPal.
April 30, 2021
Coinbase acquires skew, a UK-based data analytics firm in the digital asset sector.
April 13, 2021
Coinbase sets its reference price per share, which is likely to give the company a valuation of approximately $68 billion.
January 28, 2021
Coinbase announces its intent to go public via a direct listing
December 28, 2020
Coinbase suspends trading in XRP after the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission(SEC) charged an associated blockchain firm, Ripple,with conducting a $1.3 billion unregistered securities offering.
December 17, 2020
Coinbase announces that it has filed confidentially to go public.
May 17, 2019
Coinbase Custody reported $1 billion in crypto under management and 70 participating institutions.
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Funding rounds

People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Adam Draper

Investor

Adam White

Employee

Adrian Macneil

Employee

Aiden Lloyd

Employee

Alex Ianus

Employee

Alexandra Dela Torre

Employee

Alexis Ohanian

Investor

Alvin Lee

Employee

Andy Dunn

Investor

Annika Sohlström

Employee

Anthony Shephard

Employee

Antonio Juliano

Employee

Ashley Putnam

Employee

Aurora Harshner

Employee

Barry Kwok

Employee

Bart Stephens

Investor

Ben Jennings

Employee

Bobby Goodlatte

Investor

Boris Silver

Investor

Bradley J Larson

Employee

Brett Gilbert

Employee

Brian Armstrong

Founder

Brian Cartmell

Investor

Brian Watson

Investor

Catherine Waite

Employee

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Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

Coinbase Strategy Teardown: How Coinbase Grew Into The King Midas Of Crypto Doing $1B In Revenue

Web

January 25, 2018

Coinbase: The Heart of the Bitcoin Frenzy

Nathaniel Popper

Web

December 7, 2017

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

The Coinbase Mission, Vision & Strategy

July 31, 2019

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
Omar Faridi
July 27, 2021
Crowdfund Insider
Digital asets firm Coinbase has reportedy apointed former Google Distinguished Engineer and Ex- Dropbox CTO as Fellow.
Alex Wilhelm
July 21, 2021
TechCrunch
A decline in consumer interest in the next few months or quarters is not a huge deal, assuming one keeps a long enough perspective and the crypto-infused future that its fans expect comes to pass.
Omar Faridi
July 18, 2021
Crowdfund Insider
Clover Finance (CLV), Mask Network (MASK) and Rally (RLY) tokens are now available for trading on Coinbase.
Joanna Glasner
July 14, 2021
Crunchbase News
North American startup investment totaled $155 billion in the first half of 2021, across all stages from seed through technology growth. That represents a jump of 66 percent over the second half of 2020 and a staggering 116 percent gain over the first half of 2020.
Priyanka Pani
July 5, 2021
Crowdfund Insider
Coinbase, Kraken amongst others who are bullish in the India's crypto economy even as uncertainities loom large.
Livemint
July 3, 2021
mint
Coinbase is building out an office in India! Amazing team already in place - come join us, CEO & co-founder Brian Armstrong said in a tweet
July 3, 2021
Moneycontrol
Coinbase announced job openings in the engineering team, product and design teams, and support function teams such as recruiting and HR to "build out a sustainable, well-rounded tech hub".
Tony Zerucha
July 1, 2021
Crowdfund Insider
Click HERE to find out ⭐ Mainstream Companies Behind Rising Crypto Twitter Chatter. | Crowdfund Insider: Global Fintech News, including Crowdfunding, Blockchain and more.
Omar Faridi
July 1, 2021
Crowdfund Insider
Top blockchain or DLT based smart contract risks shared by digital assets firm Coinbase along with tips to address vulnerabilities.
Frank Chaparro
June 29, 2021
The Block
Coinbase has announced a new product offering that could set it apart from its fintech rivals in a world of low interest rates. The publicly traded
Tim Copeland
June 28, 2021
The Block
Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong said the exchange's goal is to list every crypto asset, as long as it is legal to do so.
Connie Loizos
June 28, 2021
TechCrunch
Brian Armstrong, the founder and CEO of cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase, is coming to Disrupt this September 21-23, and given how much there is to discuss, we couldn't be more excited to host him. As some industry observers will know, Armstrong, a native of San Jose, Calif., whose parents were both engineers, nabbed two degrees from [...]
League of Traders
June 24, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- League of Traders today announced an integration with Coinbase, enabling Coinbase users to link their crypto portfolios with the gamified...
Lucas Matney
June 24, 2021
TechCrunch
While the cryptocurrency market's most recent hype wave seems to be dying down after a spectacular rise, Andreessen Horowitz's crypto arm is reaffirming its commitment to startups building blockchain projects with a hulking new $2.2 billion crypto fund. It's the firm's largest vertical-specific fund ever -- by quite a bit. Andreessen Horowitz's 2018 crypto fund [...]
JD Alois
June 24, 2021
Crowdfund Insider
Click HERE to find out ⭐ Andreesen Horowitz Announces Largest Crypto Fund Ever at $2.2 Billion, Adds Big Name Advisors Like Former SEC CorpFin Director Bill Hinman. | Crowdfund Insider: Global Fintech News, including Crowdfunding, Blockchain and more.
Gené Teare
June 22, 2021
Crunchbase News
A decade after one of its co-founders wrote five words that would define the future of Silicon Valley -- "software is eating the world" -- Andreessen Horowitz is having its best exit year yet.
Yogita Khatri
June 22, 2021
The Block
Coinbase stock is down a whopping 49% over its all-time high of nearly $430 reached on its listing day in mid-April.
Yogita Khatri
June 10, 2021
The Block
Coinbase has partnered with ForUsAll, a 401(k) advisor, to offer crypto investments for retirement accounts.
Meagan Simpson
June 8, 2021
BetaKit
Vancouver-based Version One Ventures has secured $100 million USD across two newly announced venture funds.
Sebastian Kettley
June 8, 2021
Express.co.uk
DOGECOIN has taken the world by storm and America's biggest crypto exchange has organised sweepstakes to celebrate DOGE's listing on Coinbase. Find out how you can participate in the Dogecoin giveaway.
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References

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