• Coinbase will go public
    Cryptocurrencies,  Regulation

    Coinbase will go public with historic direct stock sale

    The listing will make the U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange the first firm in the industry to become a public company by selling stock

    The leading U.S. cryptocurrency exchange intends to become a publicly traded company with a direct listing of its Class A shares rather than a traditional IPO.

  • coinbase grand design bison trails
    Cryptocurrencies,  People,  Technology

    Coinbase pitches a grand design in buying Bison Trails

    Purchasing the blockchain infrastructure provider is part of Brian Armstrong’s goal of growing Coinbase is beyond its roots as a cryptocurrency exchange

    In a Jan. 19 statement on its blog, Coinbase portrayed the move part of a grand design, calling it “an important step in delivering on our mission to create an open financial system for the world.” It’s also part of a business strategy to turn the infrastructure Coinbase built for itself into a suite of products available to any developer.

  • Coinbase underpays female, black employees
    People

    Coinbase underpays female, black employees NY Times alleges

    Coinbase called the story’s numbers two years out of date, says it is ‘committed to ruthlessly eliminating bias in all our internal processes’

    The cryptocurrency exchange's CEO, Brian Armstrong, took another hammer-blow from the New York Times’ Nathaniel Popper on Dec. 29, with an article alleging the firm not only paid black and female employees less than their male counterparts, it did so at levels far worse than is typical in Silicon Valley.

  • Bitcoin,  Cryptocurrencies,  Opinion

    Is it a good idea to buy Bitcoin right now?

    Crypto enthusiasts are proclaiming that BTC has the potential to double from its current price point, but history shows gaining exposure now is a strategy fraught with risk

    With Bitcoin romping to new all-time highs of $23,770 without stopping for breath—and the surge winning coverage in national news outlets that wouldn’t normally touch crypto with a 10-foot pole—curious investors are now examining digital assets for the first time.