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Coinbase-Backed Crypto Ratings Council Adds eToro, OKCoin

News The Coinbase-backed Crypto Ratings Council (CRC), a group of major United States’ cryptocurrency firms seeking regulatory clarity, has welcomed new members. Established in late 2019, the CRC has expanded to include members like trading platform eToro, crypto exchange OKCoin and Radar, the sta..

Payments Giant Visa Acquires Fintech Firm Plaid for $5.3 Billion

News Payments behemoth Visa acquired financial technology firm Plaid for $5.3 billion, according to a press release published on Jan. 13. Per the release, Plaid has developed a network that allows users to easily connect their financial accounts to the apps they use to manage their financial lives..

Android Platform Now Home to Coinbase Pro Trading App

News Coinbase has expanded compatibility for its trading platform, Coinbase Pro. The Coinbase Pro mobile app is now available on Android’s operating system, Coinbase said in a Jan. 7 blog announcement. The exchange unveiled its Pro app for iPhone (iOS) users in October 2019. Coinbase Pro on Andr..

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong Says 20s Will See an Anoncoin Go Mainstream

News Brian Armstrong, co-founder and CEO of United States-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase, said that he believes a “privacy coin” will go mainstream in the 20s. In a post published on Coinbase’s official blog on Jan. 3, Armstrong said that he believes in the 20s we will see the integration ..

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong Rounds Up the Decade in Crypto

News Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong published a Medium post on Jan. 2 sharing his thoughts on how the crypto space has progressed over the last ten years. Armstrong’s post, inspired by Fred Wilson’s article on technology over the past decade, begins with Bitcoin. Armstrong noted that the leading cr..

The Biggest Crypto Winners and Losers of 2019

New Year Special Even though the cryptocurrency industry is not new to ups and downs, 2019 has turned out to be the year with the most surprising reveals. The long-lasting bear market of 2018 moved market analysts to call it the year of regulatory reckoning, leaving many jurisdictions uncertain ab..

Apple May Remove Coinbase’s Mobile DApp Browser from App Store

News After Google removed Ethereum-based decentralized application (DApp) browser MetaMask from its Android application store, Apple may now force Coinbase to remove the DApp browser feature from its crypto wallet application. According to a Reddit post published on Dec. 28, United States-based cr..

Coinbase Phases Out Earn.com, Doubles Down on Coinbase Earn

News Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase plans to shut down cryptocurrency learning platform Earn.com in favor of its in-house developed counterpart Coinbase Earn. Industry news outlet The Block reported on Dec. 22 that Coinbase announced in an email to its customers that the exchange plans to only f..

Coinbase CEO Receives Patent for Transacting Bitcoin via Email

News Brian Amstrong, the CEO of Coinbase, has patented a system that allows users to transact Bitcoin (BTC) directly using email. First filed in March 2015 and awarded by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on Dec. 17, the method enables users to make Bitcoin payments using email..

Alchemy Publicly Launches Its Blockchain API After Raising $15 Million

News San Francisco-based blockchain firm Alchemy announced the launch of its public application programming interface (API) after having raised $15 million in its Series A funding round. According to a press release published by the firm on Dec. 17, Alchemy’s platform allows enterprises to build b..

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