Coinbase Users Can Now Buy and Sell Brave’s Basic Attention Token

Crypto exchange Coinbase is adding web browser Brave’s Basic Attention Token (BAT) to its retail trading platform, less than a week after listing it on Coinbase Pro. The exchange announced Thursday that customers would be able to buy, sell, trade or otherwise transact with the token on coinbase.com, as well as its Android and iOS apps. Coinbase first said it was supporting the token on its professional trader platform Friday, making BAT the second ERC-20 token to be listed by the company, after 0x. That being said, not all customers…

Coinbase Offers $5k Egg-Freezing Benefit in Bid to Retain Talent

Silicon Valley cryptocurrency unicorn Coinbase has taken an unusual and expensive step to recruit and retain diverse employees. Since the summer, Coinbase has quietly offered to cover up to $5,000 a year for treatments like egg-freezing through the fertility benefits startup Carrot. This employee perk, which helps women conceive children later in life, is provided in addition to Coinbase’s health insurance options. One Coinbase employee, who preferred to stay anonymous, told CoinDesk: “It’s definitely a luxury, which is why I feel fortunate that Coinbase and Carrot help make family planning more simple…

Brave Browser’s BAT Rallies 26% Over Weekend after Coinbase Pro Listing

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Basic Attention Token (BAT) on Monday has surged as much as 10.6 percent against the US Dollar from the previous day’s low. The BAT/USD exchange rate today has marked fresh quarterly highs towards 0.322-fiat, totaling the bullish gains to as high as 26 percent since November 2. The pair is also experiencing a quadruple surge in its intraday trading volume, rising from near $8 million to circa $36 million. In long term, however, BAT/USD is still facing a strong pullback sentiment towards the falling trendline which could…

Bitcoin Cash Surges 12% Prior to Hard Fork as Coinbase Reveals Support

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Over the last 24 hours, Bitcoin Cash (BCH) has increased by around 12 percent from $425 to $477 prior to its hard fork. On November 2, CCN reported that Bitcoin.com and Binance decided to support the version of Bitcoin Cash set forth by ABC, the original developers of the BCH software that forked the Bitcoin blockchain network last year. Upon the announcement of Bitcoin.com and Binance, the price of Bitcoin Cash increased from $425 to $460, briefly reaching $470. Since then, the price of BCH has risen…

Coinbase Is Officially Adding Support for Basic Attention Token (BAT)

On November 2, 2018, Coinbase announced that it would be integrating support for Basic Attention Token (BAT), an ERC-20 token that is designed to work out-of-the-box with the privacy-centric Brave Browser, on CoinbasePro. BAT will initially trade against USD Coin (USDC), a stablecoin that Coinbase developed with Circle Ltd. and recently added to its platforms. The new offering is not available on Coinbase’s primary platform, and the company said it would make a separate announcement when this occurs. The offering is being integrated on Coinbase Pro in the following order…

Coinbase Token Attracts Capital But PAX Leads Trading

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn It’s now been nearly two months since Winklevoss-led cryptocurrency exchange Gemini fired the first shot in the stablecoin wars through the launch of its USD-pegged crypto token, the eponymous Gemini Dollar. That same day, Paxos — like Gemini an NYDFS-regulated firm — made a similar announcement, and before long, crypto unicorns Circle and Coinbase revealed that they had partnered to co-issue a consortium-led, fiat-backed token, USD Coin. These three tokens, along with fellow “regulated” stablecoin TrueUSD (TUSD), which launched earlier in the year, have collectively attracted more…

Coinbase at Devcon4 – The Coinbase Blog

Hot on the heels of SF Blockchain Week, Ethereum enthusiasts and blockchain engineers from around the world are set to gather in Prague for the 4th annual Ethereum developers conference. Hosted by the Ethereum Foundation, Devcon covers all of the blockchain’s latest developments, as well as updates from the protocols, dapps, and services built on top of it. We’re excited to be joining the hundreds of other teams attending and can’t wait to meet and mingle. Here’s a sneak peek at where you’ll see some folks from Coinbase Wallet, and…

Judge Issues Temporary Dismissal in Bitcoin Cash Lawsuit Against Coinbase

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Coinbase alleging the exchange hurt investors when it listed bitcoin cash by allowing insider trading. On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria, from the Northern District of California, dismissed a lawsuit filed by Arizona resident Jeffrey Berk against Coinbase, who claimed that the exchange allowed insiders to trade bitcoin cash prior to its listing on the exchange. This in turn harmed  investors, he said in March. In the original complaint, filed in March, Berk claimed that “unsurprisingly, those who had been tipped…

Circle and Coinbase Launch Their Joint Stablecoin USDC

Two of the largest companies in the cryptocurrency space, Circle and Coinbase, have joined forces to establish their own stablecoin, the USDC, or USD Coin. The tech startup companies are calling their joint venture the ‘CENTRE Consortium,’ which has its own website already. Circle and Coinbase: CENTRE Both Circle and Coinbase released their own individual blog posts about the joint venture and the launching of the stablecoin yesterday. The CENTRE Consortium is said to be aimed at “establishing a standard for fiat on the internet and providing a governance framework…

Tether Market Cap Now Sub-$2 Billion as Coinbase Joins Stablecoin Sprint

Tether (USDT), the controversial USD-backed cryptocurrency that has long been the most popular “stablecoin,” continues to shed market share in the wake of its descent below dollar parity. Tether Market Cap Drops to January Low The tether token, which as recently as Oct. 9 had a market cap of $2.8 billion, now has a total valuation of less than $2 billion, representing an intramonth decline of approximately 29 percent. The last time USDT had a market cap below $2 billion was in January when the token eclipsed that threshold for…