Coinbase Cloud Storage For Private Keys Generates Wide-Scale Backlash

Cryptocurrency users and business figures alike are reacting with suspicion to a bizarre new security feature unveiled by US exchange Coinbase this week. Back Up Your Funds With ‘Just A Password’ In a blog post February 12, Coinbase announced traders and wallet holders could now store a back-up of their private keys using iCloud or […]

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Gab Says Bitcoin is The Clear Solution as ‘Free Speech Money’

Censorship-free social media platform, Gab, took to Twitter to proclaim the gospel according to Bitcoin. Describing the grandaddy of cryptocurrency as “free speech money,” it pledged to educate its near million-strong community. The Next Evolution Of Online Payments In recent tweets, Gab calls for the next evolution of online payments, in the form of un-censorable […]

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‘Proof Of Keys’ Wants You to Get Your Bitcoin Off Exchanges on January 3

Cryptocurrency investor and entrepreneur Trace Mayer plans to use the anniversary of the Bitcoin genesis block to make holders reclaim their private keys. Mayer To Bitcoin HODLers: Reclaim Sovereignty In a video introduction to the plan, which he dubbed ‘Proof of Keys,’ Mayer appealed to the Bitcoin community to remove all funds not under their […]

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KPMG: Cryptocurrency Still Far Away From a Store of Value

When Moon? Not soon according to the talking heads at KPMG. Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies will require a bit more time before they truly function as a reliable store-of-value. We Ain’t There Yet, Says KPMG Whereas in August, KPMG reported that the blockchain industry was maturing and moving beyond experimentation, the latest study authored by KPMG, […]

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Bakkt CEO: We’re About To See A Cryptocurrency Revolution

The CEO of Intercontinental Exchange’s (ICE) forthcoming cryptocurrency trading platform Bakkt has said she wants to deliver a “revolution” in the sector in a similar way to energy trading fifteen years ago. Crypto ‘Revolution’ Matches Early 2000s Energy Market Speaking to Fortune following news Bakkt had hired former Coinbase vice president Adam White as COO, […]

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Coinbase Says Top Executive Adam White Is Leaving the Company

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase says Adam White, who leads the institutional platform group, is leaving the company. White was the fifth employee of Coinbase. A top Coinbase executive, only the company’s fifth employee, is moving on. According to Bloomberg, Adam White, who is the leader of Coinbase’s institutional platform group, is exiting the company. A Coinbase […]

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KYC-Friendly Companies Establish ‘Blockchain Association’ Lobbying Group in DC

High-profile cryptocurrency companies and tech veterans are joining forces to form the Blockchain Association — the very first DC-based lobbying group. Fully-Fledged Lobbying Group Prominent cryptocurrency companies such as Coinbase, Circle, Protocol Labs, as well as investors in the field like Digital Currency Group, Polychain Capital, and others, are among the founding members of Blockchain […]

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Coinbase Study: Almost 20% of Students Own Cryptocurrency

Almost one-fifth of US university students own cryptocurrency, while 9 percent have already formally studied it — new research from Coinbase released on August 28 reveals. ‘Tremendous Excitement’ Together with research startup Qriously, the largest US exchange and wallet provider undertook a poll of 675 US students as part of the project — which also surveyed […]

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Coinbase Responds to Criticism: Set to Open New Portland Office with Focus on Customer Service

Following a barrage of heavy criticism for being widely underprepared in terms of customer service, Coinbase is set to open a new office in Portland that will be focused largely on customer support, compliance, finance, IT, and HR. Failing Customer Support Coinbase, the largest cryptocurrency exchange in the US, has been the object of heavy […]

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