This week, JP Morgan Chase launched a blockchain-based IOU system that definitely isn’t a cryptocurrency. Waves Platform and Coinbase both released any Bitcoin SV they were previously holding. Two public pension plans invested in blockchain technology. And let’s not forget, Coinmama, an alternative to Coinbase for easy acquisition of cryptocurrency, suffered a breach. Not much…

Coinbase has confirmed that it moved $5 billion in crypto to its upgraded cold storage infrastructure last week. The cryptocurrency migrations, which are part of the company’s larger plans to expand its number of digital asset offerings, accounted for a significant amount of the crypto in circulation: 5% of all Bitcoin, 8% of Ethereum and…

Several Notches Above Ransomware An extortion scheme which sought to terrorize people into paying over BTC made global headlines over the course of the week. The threats happened worldwide, at a minimum being reported in the US, New Zealand, and Australia. The bomb threats demanded $20,000 in BTC in exchange for the terrorists to “give…

The payment platform Square’s Cash App has recently overtaken Coinbase as the most widely used iOS app to buy Bitcoin (BTC). Square has also surpassed YouTube as the most popular iOS app in general. Chillin pic.twitter.com/HnW0ELzvDE — Cash App (@CashApp) December 9, 2018 Owned by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, Square gained major popularity among retailers…


Coinbase confirmed on Tuesday a new round of funding led by Tiger Global Management, with participation from Y Combinator Continuity, Wellington Management, Andreessen Horowitz, Polychain and others. The Series E equity round of $300 million pushes Coinbase’s valuation to over $8 billion. In August 2017, Coinbase was valued at $1.6 billion. The latest investment coincides with…

Coinbase, in a partnership with Goldman Sachs-backed Circle, have announced the launch of a ‘digital dollar’ stablecoin called USDC. “Starting today, Coinbase customers in supported jurisdictions can buy, sell, send and receive the USD Coin stablecoin (USDC) at Coinbase.com and in the Coinbase iOS and Android apps. US customers outside New York state can buy…


It seems iPhone users won’t have access to the crypto collectible craze anytime soon. The news comes after forthcoming video game War Riders was featured on the Coinbase Wallet iOS app and then quickly withdrawn. In War Riders, players drive around an apocalyptic wasteland, building up armies of vehicles – vehicles represented by non-fungible tokens,…

Do you want to invest in Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies? If you are new to the world of blockchain and digital currencies, you might have a hard time locating and identifying the best cryptocurrency exchange. It is crucial that you choose an exchange platform with a suitable set of features, good reputation, and offers the…


Cryptocurrency startup Coinbase has announced the acquisition of Earn.com, one of the industry’s best-funded startups. A statement released on Monday confirms a previous CoinDesk report in which sources said that Coinbase and other potential buyers were in talks to acquire Earn.com, formerly known as 21 Inc. 21 Inc previously ran a bitcoin mining operation, powered by technology from…


XRP is marketed as a valuable link between the world of traditional banking and digital currencies, supposedly designed to revolutionize how banks move cash across borders, making transactions faster and cheaper. Despite this, Ripple is struggling to get listed on two major U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchanges, Gemini and Coinbase. According to people familiar with the matter who asked to…


We’re potentially days away from the anticipated arrival of Ripple on major cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase and a surge in the coin’s value as a result. Access is everything, especially in the world of cryptocurrency, which hinges, at least in part, on supply and demand. When one of the biggest and most popular exchanges begins to…