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Paul Grewal, Former US Magistrate Judge, Joins Coinbase as Chief Legal Officer

By Emilie Choi, Chief Operating OfficerWe’re proud to announce today that Paul Grewal is joining Coinbase as our Chief Legal Officer. The opportunity for crypto has never been greater, which only highlights the need to continue investing in world-class leaders and teams that can pave the way for the next phase of crypto awareness and adoption.Paul joins...

Coinbase Custody selected by 21Shares for Bitcoin ETP

Today we’re proud to announce that 21Shares AG has chosen Coinbase Custody to store its digital assets for its Bitcoin ETP. 21Shares AG is listing its 21Shares Bitcoin ETP (ISIN: CH0454664001 — WKN A2T64E) on the Deutsche Börse’s Xetra electronic venue on Thursday July 2nd 2020. Coinbase Custody will serve as custodian for the underlying assets of their...

Compound (COMP) is now available on Coinbase Earn

Earn COMP while learning how to borrow crypto and earn interest with CompoundCoinbase’s mission is to create an open financial system, where anyone in the world can participate on equal terms from their computer or smartphone. To bring this vision to life, we’ll need to make blockchain technology more accessible, both in the sense of making cryptocurrencies...

Compound (COMP) is now available on Coinbase

Starting today, Coinbase supports Compound (COMP) at Coinbase.com and in the Coinbase Android and iOS apps. Coinbase customers can now buy, sell, convert, send, receive, or store COMP. COMP will be available for customers in all Coinbase-supported regions, with the exception of New York state.Compound (COMP)Compound (COMP) is an Ethereum token that...

Scaling connections with Ruby and MongoDB

By Michael de HoogCoinbase was launched 8 years ago as a Ruby on Rails app using MongoDB as its primary data store. Today, the primary paved-road language at Coinbase is Golang, but we continue to run and maintain the original Rails monolith, deployed at large scale with data stored across many MongoDB clusters.This blog post outlines some scaling issues...

Compound (COMP) is launching on Coinbase Pro

On Monday, June 22, COMP entered transfer-only mode. Inbound transfers for COMP are now available in Coinbase’s supported jurisdictions, with the exception of New York State. Traders cannot place orders and no orders will be filled. The order books will be in transfer-only mode at minimum until Tuesday, 6/23 9am PT (US business hours), provided our...

Introducing Rosetta: Build once. Integrate your blockchain everywhere.

By Surojit Chatterjee, Chief Product OfficerAt Coinbase, we believe a thriving and open ecosystem is necessary for the promise of crypto to be realized, ultimately leading to our vision of more economic freedom for the world. As early as 2016, the Coinbase Secret Master Plan stated our commitment to the open source communities around crypto protocols....

Bootstrapping the Coinbase Monorepo

How Coinbase is using a monorepo to provide developers with world-class tooling, security, and reliabilityBy Luke DemiOver the past year, the developer productivity team at Coinbase has been focused on delivering a Bazel monorepo to enable engineers to more easily collaborate across the company and position the company on industry standard tooling.Today,...

Maker (MKR) is now available on Coinbase

Starting today, Coinbase supports Maker (MKR) at Coinbase.com and in the Coinbase Android and iOS apps. Coinbase customers can now buy, sell, convert, send, receive, or store MKR. MKR will be available in all Coinbase-supported regions, with the exception of New York State.Maker (MKR)Maker is an ERC20 token that describes itself as “a utility token,...

Coinbase continues to explore support for new digital assets

We are continuing to explore the addition of new assets for customers around the world.Coinbase’s goal is to offer support for all assets that meet our technical standards and which comply with applicable laws. Over time we expect our customers around the world will have access through Coinbase platforms to at least 90% of the aggregate market cap of...

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