Coinbase Hit With Outage As Bitcoin Price Drops $1.8K in 15 Minutes

news Crypto exchange Coinbase experienced a brief outage Wednesday afternoon, with both its website and API rendered temporarily inaccessible, as the price of bitcoin dropped more than $1,700 in the span of 15 minutes. According to Coinbase’s status page, the exchange reported major outages across its website, mobile apps and API, though its internal systems appeared to…

Facebook Hires Two of Coinbase’s Former Compliance Managers

news Facebook hired two Coinbase veterans to work in compliance this month, and at least one of them is involved with the social media giant’s blockchain effort. Jeff Cartwright left Coinbase in March after nearly five years at the U.S. cryptocurrency exchange in various compliance roles. He joined Facebook as a policy and compliance manager…

Coinbase Expands Crypto-to-Crypto Trading to 11 More Countries

news Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase is expanding crypto-to-crypto conversions and trading services to 11 more countries. The San Francisco-based firm announced the news in a blog post on Wednesday, saying that customers in Argentina, Mexico, Peru, Colombia, Chile, India, Hong Kong, South Korea, Indonesia, the Philippines and New Zealand can now access crypto-to-crypto exchanging services. The…

Hodler’s Digest, April 1–7: Top Stories, Price Movements, Quotes and FUD of the Week

Top Stories This WeekPayPal Invests in Digital Identity-Focused Blockchain Startup in Apparent FirstGlobal online payments firm PayPal has invested in startup Cambridge Blockchain, a firm that focuses on leveraging the tech in order to give users more control over their digital identities. The investment, whose amount is undisclosed, is part of an extension to a…

Coinbase CEO: Defunct Exchange QuadrigaCX Likely Did Not Plan Exit Scam

The CEO of United States cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase added to theories surrounding the downfall of Canadian platform QuadrigaCX in fresh social media comments on Feb. 21.In a series of tweets, Brian Armstrong suggested the exchange, which is currently undergoing restructuring procedures and owes creditors around $190 million, did not attempt fraud.“(QuadrigaCX) was one of the…

Coinbase Just Paid a $30K Bounty for the Discovery of Critical Bug

news San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange desk Coinbase has just forked out a $30,000 bounty to the finder of a critical bug in its systems. As reported by The Next Web, the bounty is the latest to be posted on vulnerability coordination and bug bounty platform HackerOne. Previously a large number of smaller bounties, mostly in the…

Diar Report: 2018 Sees ‘Record Transacting Volumes’ on Crypto Exchanges

Cryptocurrency exchanges have closed 2018 with “record transacting volumes,” according to a report by research firm Diar published Jan. 14.In its report, Diar notes that both the number of trades and the trade volume have increased on major crypto exchanges in 2018, compared to 2017 figures. The firm predicts that 2019 will see lower figures…

Coinbase Just Moved $5 Billion for Altcoin Expansion

Coinbase has been extremely active with its ’12 Days of Coinbase’ marketing initiative. The cryptocurrency exchange has been releasing daily updates on its company for the last ten days. Yesterday’s announcement was the biggest yet. Coinbase Moves $5 Billion On day one, the cryptocurrency exchange announced that its users could buy e-gift cards from a wallet…

Coinbase Improves and Adds Crypto-to-Crypto Trading

Coinbase is now new and improved—watch out Binance! The US’s most popular cryptocurrency exchange announced yesterday it has added crypto-to-crypto trading. Coinbase Crypto-to-Crypto Trading Starting today, you can convert one crypto to another on Coinbase. Conversions are available between Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH), Ethereum Classic (ETC), Litecoin (LTC), 0x (ZRX), or Bitcoin Cash (BCH).…