Facebook's David Marcus Steps Down From Coinbase's Board

Facebook's David Marcus Steps Down From Coinbase's Board

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David Marcus is stepping down from the board of directors at crypto exchange Coinbase, citing his new role at Facebook leading blockchain strategy.

Coinbase Transfers Halted in Venezuela – U.S. Sanctions to Blame?

Coinbase Transfers Halted in Venezuela – U.S. Sanctions to Blame?

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Initially revealed on August 2, 2018, several Venezuelan Coinbase users abruptly lost the ability to withdraw or send cryptocurrency, prompting speculation that the exchange may have its hands tied by US-Venezuela sanctions. Purportedly, Venezuela-based Coinbase users are still able to buy or sell cryptocurrency on the platform but may run into trouble when attempting to…

Crypto Investment Fund Pantera Capital Predicts $67,500 Bitcoin in 2019

Crypto Investment Fund Pantera Capital Predicts $67,500 Bitcoin in 2019

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Pantera Capital, one of the first investment firms to focus solely on the cryptocurrency and blockchain sector, has announced a substantial lifetime return of over 10,000% in a recent announcement celebrating the fund’s 5-year anniversary. Announced via Medium on July 27, Pantera Capital’s five-year anniversary celebration offers a retrospective view on the history of the…

Bitcoin Futures Daily Volume Grows 93%

Bitcoin Futures Daily Volume Grows 93%

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Bitcoin futures have experienced strong growth in the second quarter of 2018, with data released by CME Group demonstrating a 93% increase in average daily volume. Open interest in Bitcoin futures,— the number of Bitcoin futures contracts —has also exceeded 2,400, equating to a 58% increase over Q1 2018. Related:  DOJ Is Investigating Bitcoin Price Manipulation The…

Coinbase Secures $20 Billion Hedge Fund and Plans to Offer Margin Financing for Institutional Investors

Coinbase Secures $20 Billion Hedge Fund and Plans to Offer Margin Financing for Institutional Investors

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In early July 2018, San-Francisco based startup Coinbase launched its custodian solution for institutional investors. The leading digital asset exchange has now secured a $20 billion hedge fund to offer investors a greater variety of financial services. Coinbase Custody Draws Institutional Capital into Crypto The everyday investor’s go-to service for buying and selling cryptocurrency, Coinbase,…

Prominent Investor: Not a Dime Will Come to Crypto Until Regulators are On Board

Prominent Investor: Not a Dime Will Come to Crypto Until Regulators are On Board

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Shark Tank star Kevin O’Leary, AKA “Mr. Wonderful”, said on CNBC’s Fast Money that he firmly believes not a dime from institutional investors will come into the crypto market, at least in the short-term. Custodianship Isn’t Enough, Regulators Have to be On Board Over the past 12 months, especially in early 2018, the narrative of…

Coinbase Exploring the Addition of Cardano, Basic Attention Token, Stellar Lumens, Zcash, and 0x

Coinbase Exploring the Addition of Cardano, Basic Attention Token, Stellar Lumens, Zcash, and 0x

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In an announcement July 13, 2018, Coinbase unveiled the possibility of listing new coins on its exchange, including Cardano (ADA), Basic Attention Token (BAT), Stellar Lumens (XLM), Zcash (ZEC), and 0x (ZRX). Noticeably absent from the list is XRP. Today we are announcing that we’re exploring the addition of the following assets to Coinbase: Cardano (ADA), Basic Attention Token (BAT), Stellar Lumens…

With Coinbase Custody, Institutional Investors Can Now Invest Billions in Crypto

With Coinbase Custody, Institutional Investors Can Now Invest Billions in Crypto

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Coinbase, the world’s largest crypto exchange with more than 20 million active users, launched a custodian solution for large-scale institutional investors that could potentially attract billions of dollars worth of new capital into the crypto market. Sam McIngvale, a product lead at Coinbase Custody, said in a company statement that after receiving its first deposit…

Introduction to Litecoin – Digital Silver

Introduction to Litecoin – Digital Silver

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Litecoin is a persistent frontrunner in the payment cryptocurrency race. With technological limitations, many Bitcoin (BTC) investors have shifted to Litecoin (LTC)—an open-source fork of Nakamoto’s original cryptocurrency with founder Charlie Lee. As a faster, cheaper version of Bitcoin, Litecoin is nearly technically identical to BTC, but with distinctive fundamental differences. Litecoin strives to rival Bitcoin as…