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Coinbase will Add Nearly 300 Coins in the Next Year but Won’t IPO

The major US cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has just announced that it won’t IPO any time soon but will be adding hundreds of more coins in the next year. Coinbase’s President and COO Asiff Hiriji told Bloomberg his company’s plans this morning via Bloomberg TV.

Coinbase Denies IPO

Yesterday, it was announced that Coinbase is now valued at over $8 billion USD after it closed its series E investment last week. This funding round was worth $300 million USD. With its value rising, some began to speculate whether the major cryptocurrency company was eyeing an Initial Public Offering any time soon.

Hiriji himself hinted about the potential offering back in 2017, stating that the company would like to go public “at some point.” The exec confirmed to Bloomberg reporters today:

“There’s not going to be an IPO any time soon; we have so much to do.”

Hiriji elaborated a bit more on what “so much to do” meant by saying his executives want to diversify revenue stream across the company’s two platforms. Currently, Coinbase offers only seven cryptocurrencies at the time. Hiriji elaborated a bit more about his company’s future plans by saying:

“We offer seven [cryptocurrencies], so you should expect us to go from seven to that total number we think is worth it [200 – 300] over the next year or so. Some things will be offered in the U.S., but more things will probably be offered outside the U.S.”

US Regulations

Currently, the US has the strictest policies across the globe when it comes to cryptocurrency. Most companies won’t even offer their services to US citizens because it’s impossible to comply with the regulations put in place by the SEC. It seems the US-based company has no interest in trying to pass these laws and is shifting gears to foreign crypto investors now.

It remains unknown at this time which coins will be available to US investors when the new batch is released.

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Crypto Daily News | $1 Trillion Worth of BTC Transferred & Coinbase News

In today’s edition of Crypto Daily News, we’ll cover the updates of nearly one trillion dollars worth of Bitcoin (BTC) has already been traded in 2018 and Coinbase making steady progress in enhancing its platform.

Crypto Daily News: August 16th, 2018

Almost One Trillion Dollars Worth of BTC

According to Trustnodes, an estimated $830 billion worth of Bitcoin (BTC) has been traded so far this year. Coinmetrics composed the data and removed items that often mess with the price of Bitcoin, including “mixers, self-churn, privacy enhancements, spam, and change outputs.

From the perspective of the blockchain, all transactions are equally valid – but from the perspective of an analyst or economist, it’s useful to isolate only the meaningful economic transactions, so that’s what we’ve done here,” says Coinmetrics in a statement introducing the new measure.

The majority of the money moved into Bitcoin (BTC) took place at the beginning of the year, no surprise there. According to their data, Money being moved in and out of BTC has declined each month of the year.

The figures composed are just estimates, so they may be off by 10% or so.

>> Coinbase Brought in 50,000 Users a Day in 2017

Coinbase Continues to Make Moves

This week, Coinbase’s CEO Brian Armstrong spoke at Bloomberg’s Players Technology Summit in San Francisco. He told the panel and crowd at the conference that, at one point in 2017, Coinbase was signing up 50,000 users a day.

This news is unsurprising as cryptocurrency was the hot new craze towards the latter half of 2017 and a lot of the popular cryptocurrency exchanges had to halt new user registrations because their systems were at max capacity.

Armstrong didn’t comment on how many new users Coinbase is currently signing up daily, but he did mention that his company is still rapidly growing and has more than 1,000 employees now.

Yesterday, Coinbase announced that it acquired the San Francisco-based Distributed Systems Inc, which works on decentralized identity solutions. Coinbase’s know-your-customer (KYC) protocols have seriously been lacking, as that has been its customers’ biggest complaints. Since it hired new employees, service has gotten a lot better but it seems the company wants to try and streamline the process.

The company must follow the guidelines that the SEC has in place and Distributed Systems will help the company with this.

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Robinhood Adds Support For Ethereum Classic

Robinhood Adds Support: Robinhood Financial announced yesterday that it would launch Ethereum Classis (ETC) on its trading platform.

And it was no accident that it listed the coin one day before Coinbase was to add ETC to its exchange; the world’s biggest exchange had announced only a few weeks ago that it was in the final stages of testing and that ETC would be available as of August 7th.

Which is today. 

But the announcement did outline that ETC would only be accessible for users with Coinbase Pro and Coinbase Prime accounts and that official trading would not go into effect immediately.

Robinhood Adds Support For Ethereum Classic

It could be mistaken, but it seems the fresher and much smaller Robinhood is trying to beat the big-dog to the punch by introducing ETC trading, a day before its competitor’s, supposed, launch date.

Ethereum Classic will be Robinhood’s sixth crypto offering on its platform.

Robinhood is a newly-launched crypto-trading platform which serves the US. It is expanding on a state-by-state basis and began with only four states earlier in 2018. It now has expanded to 19 states and has a current trading volume of $5.6 billion.

At present, the exchange offers Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Dogecoin (DOGE) and now Ethereum Classic (ETC). The platform also tracks market data for 10 other cryptocurrencies which may or may not be added in the months to come

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Ethereum Classic Price Chart

Back in June, when Coinbase went public with its plans to support ETC, the value of Ethereum Classic shot up 23% in less than 24 hours. And it seems Robinhood could be creating a similar buzz. Currently, the coin is seeing a healthy 10% gain and stands at $19.15.

Robinhood Adds Support
Source: Coinmarketcap – ETC 7-day Price Chart

Or is this because Coinbase is purported to being supporting the coin today? Probably.

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Coinbase Crypto Gift Cards | A New Way to Spend Your Crypto!

Popular US-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase Inc. is now offering something no other exchange has to its customers. According to a report by Bloomberg this morning, the crypto exchange will offer a way for its customers to purchase retails goods and services using cryptocurrency. There are now going to be Coinbase crypto gift cards.

WeGift Partnership

Coinbase just signed a new partnership with the digital gift card London-based startup WeGift. This new partnership will allow Coinbase users to convert their digital currency from their Coinbase wallets into gift cards for more than 120 different retailers.

Currently, the crypto exchange only supports Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), and Bitcoin Cash (BCH). However, new reports have recently surfaced that new coins may be added soon.

Initially, the Coinbase crypto gift cards program will only be offered to customers in Australia, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and the UK. However, Coinbase ultimately plans to expand this offer into other countries.

“Whether it’s converting Bitcoin into Uber credits or Ethereum into an ASOS e-gift card, customers will have greater flexibility and control over how they use their crypto,” San Francisco-based Coinbase said in a statement. “With the launch of e-gift cards, customers have a new option to spend their crypto balances, realizing its value to buy tangible things or experiences.”

Coinbase Movements

Lately, a number of the major cryptocurrency exchanges have announced that they were entering the US market and doing so by regulatory approval. Coinbase and Bittrex were the only major exchanges within the United States for quite a long time, due to exchanges not wanting to deal with the SEC.

Now, it seems the path of entry is far more clear, and foreign exchanges are diving in. As a result, it seems Coinbase is working on different avenues to make the exchange stand out from the rest of the pack and keep its current active user base. If new cryptocurrencies are indeed added to the platform, this should also help to peak investor interest and might keep them on board, along with the offer of these crypto gift cards.

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Vitalik Buterin Makes Fortune 40 Under 40

We know their names, but that’s not always enough. To appreciate the young in the world of business, Fortune, a multinational magazine, publishes its ’40 under 40′ list every year. Yesterday, the 2018 Fortune 40 under 40 list was released—and four crypto players made it. Vitalik Buterin makes Fortune 40 under 40, plus more!

Crypto Makes it on the 2018 Fortune 40 Under 40

When Fortune’s under 40 rankings first started, it was to show off the giants of the dot-com boom. But things are different now, with changes being sparked by the 2008 financial crisis.

Now, Fortune still lists those under 40, but instead of showing their wealth, the magazine highlights their influence, achievements, and power—three qualities that a majority of the crypto industry has (if it were up to us, the list would be full of crypto players), but only four made this year’s list.

So, who are the lucky four? 

1. Brian Armstrong Makes Fortune 40 Under 40: CEO of Coinbase 

Brian Armstrong, 34, is ranked 20th, a drop from where he placed in 2017 (he was ranked 10th). 

Achievements: Fortune talks about how Armstrong is moving Coinbase in the direction of becoming “the Google of crypto.”

The magazine noted that Coinbase has a ways to go, but Armstrong is doing all the right things, like investing in upstarts, as well as making acquisitions. 

2. Vitalik Buterin Makes Fortune 40 Under 40: Ethereum Co-Founder 

Born in Russia, Vitalik Buterin, 24, made his debut on the Fortune 40 under 40 in 2016. This year Vitalik Buterin makes Fortune 40 under 40, moving from 31st place to 22nd. 

Achievements: You can’t argue that Buterin isn’t influential (and, at times, controversial) and Fortune recognizes this. The magazine discussed how Ethereum, his blockchain platform, now has a market value of $48B, making it one of the most valuable crypto networks in the world.

3. Pavel Durov Makes Fortune 40 Under 40: Telegram Founder 

Making his debut on the 2018 Fortune 40 under 40, Pavel Durov, 33, is ranked 25th. It’s not a surprise that Durov is ranked, considering it has been one hell of a year for the Russian developer. 

Achievements: Durov is on Fortune’s list because back in March, his company Telegram finished two $850M ICOs. In the end, Telegram’s total ICO earnings came to $1.7B. 

4. Vlad Tenev and Baiji Bhatt Make Fortune 40 Under 40: Robinhood Founders

Again, not a surprise to see these two crypto industry representatives on the 2018 Fortune 40 under 40.

Co-CEOs of Robinhood, a stock trading app, Tenev, 31, and Bhatt, 33, are both ranked 24th. 

Achievements: The above pretty much sums it up. But if you want more, get a load of this: Robinhood is trying to expand crypto trading support and has already raised $363M in funding in an attempt to do so.

The Takeaway

Overall, I would say the 2018 Fortune 40 under 40 is spot on. Some of these crypto players are on the list for a second or third time, while others are making their debuts. 

Either way, the people who have taken the industry to the point that it is at now are getting recognized—and that’s nice to see.

What do you think of the 2018 Fortune 40 under 40 list? Should more crypto players be ranked?

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