• Opinion,  Politics

    CEO of ‘apolitical’ Coinbase shares blog post about voting for Kanye West

    Brian Armstrong is being accused of hypocrisy for his now-deleted tweet after announcing an apolitical policy that caused dozens of staffers to resign; Ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin came to his defense

    In a move that will likely infuriate staffers further, Coinbase’s CEO Brian Armstrong has already violated the no politics policy that he was insistent on enforcing.

  • USDC launches on Solana
    Alt coins

    Circle’s USDC stablecoin launches on the fourth blockchain with Solana partnership

    Circle also announced that its USD Coin will also be involved in three more projects

    Circle chairman and CEO Jeremy Allaire praised the Solana blockchain, saying "decentralized blockchain infrastructure is entering its 3rd generation with blockchains such as Solana, providing speed, efficiency and throughput that rivals most centralized financial market infrastructure."

  • USD Coin coming to Stellar
    Cryptocurrencies

    USD Coin coming to Stellar network

    The addition of the second-largest stablecoin adds an important source of liquidity to the international payments network

    The announcement by Circle and Coinbase’s Centre Consortium makes the Stellar network the third blockchain to offer native support for USDC, joining Algorand and Ethereum.

  • People

    Coinbase’s chief compliance officer leaving, as dozens of staffers take exit package

    Jeff Horowitz’s departure is said to be unrelated to Coinbase’s controversial decision to adopt an ‘apolitical’ stance on societal issues

    Horowitz joined Coinbase in the middle of 2018 after spending 12 years at Pershing LLC, a BNY Mellon company. In an announcement at the time, the exchange described his appointment as an important step in its quest to become “the world’s most trusted and easiest to use cryptocurrency service.”