How Did Twitter CEO’s Square Overtake Coinbase as #1 Bitcoin Buying App?

Square, a payment platform for merchants and individual users operated by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, has surpassed Coinbase to become the most widely used iOS app to buy Bitcoin (BTC). The platform, called Cash App on Apple’s iOS store, also overtook YouTube to become the number one top free mobile application on the iOS store, demonstrating a rising demand for digitalized payment systems in the U.S. market. The easiest way for every single person in America to buy bitcoin is #1 on iOS today đź’Ş @CashApp pic.twitter.com/nYUt6tSkIJ — Miles Suter…

Coinbase Considers Adding 30 New Crypto Assets to Its Exchange

UPDATE, 12/7/18 18:00 UTC: Four hours after announcing the list, Coinbase Pro said it was launching support for Civic, District0x, Loom Network and Decentraland’s tokens. Its order books will remain in transfer-only mode for 48 hours, with customers able to deposit, but not withdraw, any of the tokens. After adding support for several new tokens over the past months, Coinbase has revealed more than 30 crypto assets it is considering for listing. However, the San-Francisco-based exchange is not adding the 31 tokens to its platform just yet, but rather, is “continuing to…

Is the Coinbase “Pump” Working? Zcash Drops 17% From Daily Peak

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn CCN is expanding. Are you our next full-time journalist from the West Coast USA? Send us your CV and examples here. On November 30, Zcash (ZEC), a privacy-focused cryptocurrency, was integrated into Coinbase Pro, a U.S.-based regulated digital asset exchange operated by Coinbase. The exchange told investors that throughout the foreseeable future, withdrawals of Zcash shielded transactions, private or anonymous transactions on the Zcash network, will not be supported. Coinbase said: “Initially, we will support deposits from both transparent and shielded addresses, but only support withdrawals to…

Coinbase Adds Privacy-Centric Crypto Zcash to Pro Trading Exchange

Crypto exchange Coinbase Pro is adding privacy coin zcash to its listings. The platform announced Thursday that customers can transfer zcash into its professional trading platform, though as with previous additions, users can not yet purchase the token until the exchange has established enough liquidity. Deposits will be accepted for at least 12 hours after the announcement at 18:00 UTC. When trading is enabled, only Coinbase Pro users in most of the U.S., UK, European Union, Canada, Singapore and Australia will be able to access the coin. New York residents…

Coinbase Quietly Opened Its OTC Crypto Trading Desk This Month

U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase opened its over-the-counter (OTC) crypto trading desk earlier this month. In an interview with news source Cheddar on Tuesday, Coinbase head of sales Christine Sandler said that the firm launched the OTC desk as a complement to its exchange business because institutions are using OTC as an “on-ramp for crypto trading” In an OTC transaction, a trade takes place between two parties directly, unlike on an exchange where orders are matched between third-party buyers and sellers. “We felt this was a huge benefit to our clients…

Crypto Insurance Is Hard to Come By. Unless You’re Coinbase

As Wall Street raises the stakes around cryptocurrency, large institutional players are circling this new asset class and bringing with them their own set of requirements. For example, there’s a need for qualified custodians to hold the assets these big-money investors will trade, as in the traditional, regulated financial realm. But a less-discussed yet critical condition for making institutions feel at home is providing adequate insurance against theft for all those custodied assets. The problem is that there’s not enough of this insurance to go around. While insurance is an…

Cardano, Zcash, Stellar Surge Prior to Coinbase Listing, XLM up 27%

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn As the anticipation towards additional cryptocurrency integrations builds following the listing of Basic Attention Token (BAT) and 0x (ZRX), the prices of Cardano (ADA), Zcash (ZEC), and Stellar (XLM) have started to surge. Since November 2, the day BAT was officially integrated into Coinbase Pro and Coinbase.com, XLM, the native cryptocurrency of the Stellar blockchain network, has increased from $0.22 to $0.28, by more than 27 percent. Cardano and Zcash, two cryptocurrencies alongside Stellar, BAT, and 0x Coinbase expressed its interest in May, have also increased substantially…

Why Did BAT Lose 28% of its Value Overnight After Coinbase Listing?

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Since November 8, within a 48-hour period, Basic Attention Token (BAT) lost 28 percent of its value following a high profile Coinbase listing. On Friday, as CCN reported, BAT declined by around 20 percent against the US dollar. In the last 24 hours, BAT dropped by yet another eight percent, recording a 28 percent decline in value in a two-day span. The substantial drop in the price of BAT follows the official integration of the digital asset by Coinbase, the largest fiat-to-crypto exchange in the global market.…

Wrapping up Devcon4 – The Coinbase Blog

Last week, more than 3,000 blockchain engineers, thinkers and investors descended on the city of Prague for the 4th Annual Ethereum Developers Conference. The ethos of an open financial system was on full display as everyone came together to ideate on and solve some of the toughest challenges facing Ethereum and blockchains today. Here’s a quick look at some of the highlights from our week. DeFi SummitWe kicked off the week at DeFi Summit, the second event in a new series hosted by a number of startups building the new…

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…