• Coinbase to issue Visa cards directly
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    Coinbase to issue Visa cards directly to customers

    The first ‘pure-play’ cryptocurrency debit card will not run through an expensive bank or payment processor

    Status as a Visa principle member will allow the cryptocurrency exchange to originate Visa debit card accounts on its own, a first in an industry determined to cut out financial services middlemen.

  • Respectable crypto leaders or mugshot array? Don't ask Rep. Brad Sherman... (via Nakamoto)
    Bitcoin,  People

    Bitcoin journal Nakamoto’s rocky start

    Growing pains and hints of dissent have given the star-studded ‘pro-Bitcoin’ project more drama and attention than it hoped for

    Touted as a general interest journal for the crypto community, Nakamoto launched on Jan. 4—the 11th anniversary of Bitcoin’s genesis block. And it had enough cryptocurrency star power to garner immediate attention, with list of nearly 60 contributors that reads like a “Who’s Who” in crypto. But cracks have already started forming...

  • Brian Armstrong speaking at Consensus 2019 (photo by Leo Jakobson for Modern Consensus).
    Bitcoin

    Put crypto to work, says Coinbase’s Brian Armstrong in Consensus 2019 panel with Union Square Ventures’ Fred Wilson

    Coinbase Pro now has $1 billion under management according to Armstrong

    It’s time for cryptocurrency investors to stop hoarding and start putting their digital assets to work. That was one message Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong offered attendees at Coindesk’s Consensus 2019 conference in New York on May 15.

  • Kylie Jenner is on Forbes 2019 billionaire list while most of crypto's richest people aren't (via Shutterstock).
    Media,  People

    Most of crypto’s super-wealthy knocked off of Forbes billionaires list

    Kylie Jenner is on the list but the Winklevii aren’t

    Back in February 2018, Forbes Magazine identified 19 of the “Richest in Crypto” based on who had about $1 billion worth in crypto. Galaxy Digital’s Mike Novogratz led the pack along with former child actor Brock Pierce and Coinbase’ then-35 year old CEO Brian Armstrong. But of those 19, only Armstrong appears on Forbes’ much anticipated list of billionaires in 2019.

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