Robinhood rolls out zero-fee crypto trading as it hits 4M users

 Coinbase has some serious competition. Today Robinhood starts rolling out its no-commission cryptocurrency trading feature in California, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana and New Hampshire. Users can buy and sell Bitcoin and Ethereum with no extra fees, and track those and 14 other coins in its sleek app. That’s compared to paying 1.5 to 4 percent fees in the US on Coinbase. Users can… Read More

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Visa confirms Coinbase wasn’t at fault for overcharging users

 Yesterday, we wrote that Coinbase customers were being charged multiple times for past transactions. While some speculated that the erroneous withdraws were down to a Coinbase engineering issue, Coinbase issued a statement saying it wasn’t liable for the duplicate charges. The blame, instead, rested with Visa for the way it handled a migration of merchant categories for… Read More

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Coinbase blames Visa for glitch that overcharged users

 While Coinbase has had its fair share of technical issues the last few months, it seems the latest one may not be their fault.
Earlier today reports started coming in across social media and reddit that Coinbase users were seeing strange charges on their credit and debit cards. Many of these were users being double-charged for a past transaction, although there were also some (unconfirmed)… Read More

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VISA and Mastercard make it harder to buy Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies

 Sometime in the last week Bitcoin investors started noticing additional fees on their bank statements. It turns out that VISA and Mastercard both decided (how convenient!) to reclassify the way Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency purchases are processed on their networks. Incidents like this pose several challenges for the cryptocurrency industry short-term, but also show just how scared the… Read More

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Coinbase hires a new VP of Operations to lead its customer service effort

 Coinbase just announced they’re hiring Tina Bhatnagar as VP of Operations and Technology to lead all operational teams at Coinbase and GDAX.
But perhaps most relevant right now is the fact that her responsibilities will include overseeing the fast growing startup’s customer service division.
It’s no secret that Coinbase is in need of some help with it comes to support and… Read More

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Coinbase acqui-hires Memo.AI technical team management tool

 Coinbase, the white-hot cryptocurrency exchange, is bringing on more engineering talent to help it continue to capitalize on the crypto boom.
The company has announced that it’s bringing on the engineering team from Memo.AI, a two-year-old startup that built a Slackbot for helping technical teams manage notes and instructions. Excited to announce the @MemoAIHQ team is joining Coinbase! Read More

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Coinbase may have given away its own Bitcoin Cash surprise

 On Tuesday, when Bitcoin Cash hit Coinbase, the popular user-friendly U.S.-based exchange, cryptocurrency’s reputation as the financial wild west was on full display.
While anyone following along was well aware that Coinbase planned to add Bitcoin Cash, the currency created in August’s Bitcoin hard fork, things still got weird immediately. After some suspicious pre-launch… Read More

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Coinbase is investigating claims of insider trading from its Bitcoin Cash launch

 Coinbase is investigating whether its employees took advantage of inside knowledge to profit on the launch of bitcoin cash (BCH) when it was added the popular crypto exchange. The company, which recently raised $100 million at a valuation of $1.6 billion, finally added support for BCH — a fork of bitcoin — on Tuesday after much demand from users. But, in true Coinbase fashion,… Read More

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Coinbase now lets you buy and sell Bitcoin Cash

 Coinbase has just added full support for Bitcoin Cash (BCH) – meaning you can now send, receive, buy and sell the cryptocurrency. All users will also be credited an amount of Bitcoin Cash equal to their Bitcoin balance during the hard fork that occurred August 1st, 2017. Bitcoin Cash trading will also be available on GDAX, Coinbase’s institutional-focused exchange. Update: As of… Read More

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Facebook Messaging VP David Marcus joins Coinbase board

 Coinbase is growing up fast — or at least trying to. As an emblem of its current effort to accommodate the massive demand on its platform, the mainstream U.S. cryptocurrency exchange just added Facebook Vice President of Messaging Products David Marcus to its board of directors. Coinbase announced the news in a post on Medium. Thrilled to join the @Coinbase Board! Looking fwd to doing… Read More

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