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The many alleged identities of Bitcoin's mysterious creator, Satoshi Nakamoto

Surasak Suwanmake/ Getty Images Coinbase sent Satoshi Nakamoto a copy of its public filing, dredging the creator's mysterious identity back into the spotlight. Since it was created in 2009, bitcoin has become a top digital currency. Many names have been dropped as Bitcoin potential creators, but none can be proven. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The identity of the creator of Bitcoin has captured public attention once more, after Coinbase sent a copy of its public...
Tags: Silk Road, Spacex, Elon Musk, UK, New York, Money, News, Wikipedia, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Bbc, Features, Fbi


Why are we still dating LinkedIn in 2021?

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. Natasha and Danny and Alex and Grace were all here to chat through the week’s biggest tech happenings. Before we get into this week’s show, make sure to check out all the news here about how Equity is expanding, and becoming even more of a thing in 2021! We are beyond hyped about it. Coming on the back of such a wild news week, we had to cut and cut from the notes ...
Tags: Apple, Fundings & Exits, Startups, Boston, Linkedin, Tech, Bitcoin, Reddit, Alexis Ohanian, Alex, Coinbase, Shippo, Toast, Olo, Danny, Natasha


Job cuts return at Bank of America - Working for Cathie Wood - Inside Coinbase's IPO

A man pauses outside of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on January 15, 2016 in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images Good morning and welcome to Insider Finance. I'm Dan DeFrancesco, and here's what's on the agenda today:After a one-year reprieve, job cuts at Bank of America are starting up again. Two Ark Invest analysts share what it's like to work with Cathie Wood. Everything you need to know about Coinbase's upcoming IPO.We are also looking for nominations for our upcoming list of...
Tags: San Francisco, Trends, Bank Of America, Silicon Valley, Coinbase, Satoshi Nakamoto, Vlad Tenev, SPAC, Alcantara, Brian Moynihan, Adam Neumann, Jeffrey Epstein, Evercore, New York Stock Exchange NYSE, Brian Armstrong, Maranhao


Job cuts are back at Bank of America - Working for Cathie Wood - Inside the Coinbase S-1

A man pauses outside of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on January 15, 2016 in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images Good morning and welcome to Insider Finance. I'm Dan DeFrancesco, and here's what's on the agenda today:After a one-year reprieve, job cuts at Bank of America are starting up again. Two Ark Invest analysts share what it's like to work with Cathie Wood. Everything you need to know about Coinbase's upcoming direct listing.We are also looking for nominations for our upcom...
Tags: San Francisco, Trends, Bank Of America, Silicon Valley, Coinbase, Satoshi Nakamoto, Vlad Tenev, SPAC, Alcantara, Brian Moynihan, Adam Neumann, Jeffrey Epstein, Evercore, New York Stock Exchange NYSE, Brian Armstrong, Maranhao


10 Things in Tech You Need to Know Today

Coinbase Founder and CEO Brian Armstrong attends Consensus 2019 at the Hilton Midtown on May 15, 2019 in New York City. Steven Ferdman/Getty Images Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here.Here's what you need to know today.1. Coinbase warns the crypto market could tumble if bitcoin's anonymous creator is identified. While filing to go public, Coinbase noted that should the creator be revealed - or if they sell their $30 billion stake - the m...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Senate, New York City, Trends, Silicon Valley, Airbnb, Robinhood, Coinbase, SPAC, Amazon Alexa, Evercore, Brian Armstrong, Daniel Rausch, Lisa Ryan


Daily Crunch: Twitter announces ‘Super Follow’ subscriptions

Twitter reveals its move into paid subscriptions, Australia passes its media bargaining law and Coinbase files its S-1. This is your Daily Crunch for February 25, 2021. The big story: Twitter announces ‘Super Follow’ subscriptions Twitter announced its first paid product at an investor event today, showing off screenshots of a feature that will allow users to subscribe to their favorite creators in exchange for things like exclusive content, subscriber-only newsletters and a supporter badge. T...
Tags: Apple, Google, Social, Facebook, Twitter, Australia, Tech, Sergey Brin, New York Stock Exchange, Facebook Groups, Otter, Coinbase, New Facebook, Daily Crunch, Extra Crunch, Waseem Daher


DigitalOcean’s IPO filing shows a two-class cloud market

This morning DigitalOcean, a provider of cloud computing services to SMBs, filed to go public. The company intends to list on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol “DOCN.” DigitalOcean’s offering comes amidst a hot streak for tech IPOs, and valuations that are stretched by historical norms. The cloud hosting company was joined by Coinbase in filing its numbers publicly today. DigitalOcean’s offering comes amidst a hot streak for tech IPOs. However, unlike ...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Developer, Ipo, Tech, Andreessen Horowitz, Coinbase, Digitalocean, Digital Ocean, Exit, Access Industries, EBITDA, GAAP


A Tech IPO? In This Economy?

Wall Street is abuzz with the news of two new tech IPO filings—called S-1s in the parlance —for crypto exchange Coinbase and cloud host Digitalocean. These two companies are doing solid business even during the pandemic. After all, what can people do when stuck at home but trade bitcoin and play with new websites?Read more...
Tags: Science, Bitcoin, Computing, Aws, Coinbase, Initial Public Offering, Digitalocean, Dot Com Bubble, Business Finance, Payment Systems, Ouriel Ohayon, Computer Networking, Blockchaincom


Coinbase warns crypto market could fall if bitcoin creator revealed

Satoshi Nakamoto owns about 5% of the bitcoin market. If their 1.1 million cache was transferred, bitcoin prices could plummet, Coinbase said.
Tags: Coinbase, Satoshi Nakamoto


Coinbase warns the entire crypto market could be destabilized if bitcoin's anonymous creator is ever revealed or sells their $30 billion stake

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong sits for a portrait in their San Francisco headquarters. Christie Hemm Klok/Getty Images Coinbase revealed its documents to go public through a direct listing on Thursday. In the filing, the trading platform cites Satoshi Nakamoto's identity as a potential risk factor. The creator's cache of bitcoins could wreak havoc on the market if Nakamoto sold his collection. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Coinbase revealed documents to go public o...
Tags: Elon Musk, News, Finance, Wall Street, US, San Francisco, Trends, Tesla, Bitcoin, Janet Yellen, US Treasury, Nasdaq, Coinbase, Satoshi Nakamoto, Craig Wright, Armstrong


Coinbase warns the entire crypto market could be destabilized if bitcoin's anonymous creator is ever revealed or sells $30 their billion stake

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong sits for a portrait in their San Francisco headquarters. Christie Hemm Klok/Getty Images Coinbase revealed its documents to go public through a direct listing on Thursday. In the filing, the trading platform cites Satoshi Nakamoto's identity as a potential risk factor. The creator's cache of bitcoins could wreak havoc on the market if Nakamoto sold his collection. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Coinbase revealed documents to go public o...
Tags: Elon Musk, News, Finance, Wall Street, US, San Francisco, Trends, Tesla, Bitcoin, Janet Yellen, US Treasury, Nasdaq, Coinbase, Satoshi Nakamoto, Craig Wright, Armstrong


Coinbase just filed to go public with a direct listing, and these are the most important details we learned about the company from its S-1

Coinbase CEO and founder Brian Armstrong. Steven Ferdman/Getty; Skye Gould/Business Insider Coinbase filed to go public on Thursday morning via a direct listing. The company disclosed a number of previously unknown details about its operations. From risks related to the mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto, to huge user numbers, here's what we learned. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Coinbase, the company behind the cryptocurrency trading platform of the same name, is going ...
Tags: Finance, New York City, US, Trends, Features, Bitcoin, Crypto, Nasdaq, Ethereum, Low, Coinbase, Cryptocurrency, Satoshi Nakamoto, Securities And Exchange Commission, Satoshi, Paris France


Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase files to go public

Digital currency exchange Coinbase has officially filed to go public, riding a wave of bitcoin enthusiasm that has sent the cryptocurrency markets soaring.
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USV has been aggressively selling off shares in Coinbase in run up to IPO

Coinbase’s S-1 publicly dropped this morning with much anticipation. My colleague Alex Wilhelm has the high-level details, but there was one major wrinkle for the crypto trading darling: two of its early investors seem to be cutting down their stakes pre-IPO. Coinbase files to go public in a key listing for the cryptocurrency category The most notable case is Union Square Ventures, the prominent venture firm where Fred Wilson co-led the Series A round into the company back in 2013, which w...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Finance, Tech, USV, Coinbase, Cryptocurrency, Union Square Ventures, Fred Wilson, Alex Wilhelm, Brian Armstrong, Fred Ehrsam, Coinbase USV


Coinbase just filed for a direct listing and it revealed a list of risk factors that investors should be aware of - from the volatile nature of cryptocurrency to the potential for cyber attacks

Coinbase founder and CEO Brian Armstrong at Consensus 2019 at the Hilton Midtown on May 15, 2019 in New York City. Steven Ferdman/Getty Images Coinbase filed to go public on Friday morning with a direct listing. The "Risk Factors" section of the document highlights various challenges facing Coinbase. They include everything from the volatility of cryptocurrency to potential cyber attacks. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. One of the most popular cryptocurrency trading...
Tags: Finance, New York City, Trends, Features, Bitcoin, Crypto, Trading, Ethereum, Coinbase, Cryptocurrency, Satoshi Nakamoto, Securities And Exchange Commission, Reuters, Satoshi, Paris France, San Francisco California


Coinbase sent the mysterious creator of bitcoin a copy of its public filing in a symbolic gesture

Coinbase Founder and CEO Brian Armstrong Steven Ferdman/Getty Images Coinbase revealed the documents to go public via a direct listing on Thursday. The digital trading platform lists Satoshi Nakamoto as one of the recipients of the public filing. Bitcoin was created as the first decentralized cryptocurrency in 2009. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Cryptocurrency exchange platform Coinbase symbolically sent a copy of its public filing to the mysterious creator of bit...
Tags: Elon Musk, News, Finance, Wall Street, US, Trends, Tesla, Bitcoin, Janet Yellen, US Treasury, Coinbase, Satoshi Nakamoto, Armstrong, Nick Szabo, Nakamoto, Tech Insider


Five takeaways from Coinbase’s S-1

The Coinbase S-1 is out! And hot damn, did the company have a good fourth quarter. TechCrunch has a first look at the company’s headline numbers. But in case you’ve been busy, the key things to understand are that Coinbase was an impressive company in 2019 with more than a half-billion in revenue and a modest net loss. In 2020, the company grew sharply to more than $1.2 billion in revenue, providing it with lots of net income. The Exchange explores startups, markets and money. Read it every mor...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Finance, Tech, Cryptocurrencies, Coinbase, MTU, A16z, The Exchange, Direct Listing, EC Column, EC Fintech, Crypto Asset Volatility


Cryptocurrency exchange files to go public

Digital currency exchange Coinbase has officially filed to go public, riding a wave of bitcoin enthusiasm that has sent the cryptocurrency markets soaring.
Tags: News, Stories, Coinbase


Coinbase files to go public in a key listing for the cryptocurrency category

This morning Coinbase, an American cryptocurrency exchange, released an S-1 filing ahead of its direct listing. The company’s public debut has been hotly anticipated thanks to recent activity amongst bitcoin and other blockchain-based assets, the company’s controversial political positions, and its spiking valuation on private exchanges. Coinbase’s financials show a company that grew rapidly from 2019 to 2020. More than that, the company also crossed the threshold into unadjusted profitability; ...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Tech, Bitcoin, Crypto, Coinbase, Cryptocurrency, Exit, Public Markets, Direct Listing


Read Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong's letter celebrating the cryptocurrency platform filing to go public via direct listing

Coinbase Founder and CEO Brian Armstrong. Steven Ferdman/Getty Images Cryptocurrency platform Coinbase on Thursday filed to go public via direct listing. Founder and CEO Brian Armstrong included a letter outlining the company's vision in its filing documents. "Coinbase is building the infrastructure to power the cryptoeconomy, helping bring the benefits of this new technology to the world," he said. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase re...
Tags: Trends, Bitcoin, Low, Coinbase, Cryptocurrency, TCP, Armstrong, Brian Armstrong, Tech Insider, Isobel Asher Hamilton, Brian Armstrong Steven Ferdman Getty


Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase files to go public in a direct listing on Nasdaq

In this photo illustration, Bitcoin course's graph is seen on the Coinbase cryptocurrency exchange application on February 12, 2018 in Paris, France. Founded in June of 2012, Coinbase is a digital currency wallet and platform where merchants and consumers can transact with new digital currencies like bitcoin, ethereum, and litecoin. The company is based in San Francisco, California generated in 2017 a record turnover of one billion dollars (about 810 million euros) with exceptional trading...
Tags: Ipo, US, Trends, Markets, Bitcoin, Crypto, SEC, Ethereum, Coinbase, Paris France, San Francisco California, US Securities and Exchange Commission, Carla Mozee, Cryptocurrecny


Coinbase says it holds bitcoin on its balance sheet

Crypto exchange operator Coinbase has revealed that it holds bitcoin and other crypto-assets as an investment on its balance sheet.
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Daily Crunch: Spotify announces a high-end subscription

Spotify makes a bunch of announcements, Netflix introduces an intriguing new feature and Clubhouse faces security concerns. This is your Daily Crunch for February 22, 2021. The big story: Spotify announces a high-end subscription Spotify listeners will get the chance to pay for higher-quality audio when the streaming service launches a new tier that it says will offer “CD-quality, lossless audio.” The pricing and launch date have yet to be announced, but Spotify HiFi will, unsurprisingly, cost m...
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Apps, Spotify, Europe, Bruce Springsteen, Media, Barack Obama, Tech, Nasa, Netflix, Mars, Coinbase, Bain Capital Ventures, Bain, Matt Harris


If Coinbase is worth $100 billion, what’s a fair valuation for Stripe?

Mere days after we discussed Coinbase at $77 billion and Stripe at $115 billion in the private markets, those same semi-liquid exchanges have provided a new valuation for the cryptocurrency company. It’s now $100 billion, per Axios’ reporting. Good thing we argued last week that there could be some merit to Coinbase’s $77 billion secondary market valuation from a particular perspective. We’d look silly today if we’d mocked the $77 billion figure only for it to go up by about a third in just a fe...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Finance, Tech, Stripe, Coinbase, Exchange, Dan Primack, The Exchange, Axios, EC Newsletter, EC Fintech, Bitcoinity org Coinbase


Equity Monday: Everyone is going public so what’s wrong with your startup?

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This is Equity Monday, our weekly kickoff that tracks the latest private market news, talks about the coming week, digs into some recent funding rounds and mulls over a larger theme or narrative from the private markets. You can follow the show on Twitter here and myself here — and be sure to check out our last main ep, in which Natasha coins a slogan for a16z that ...
Tags: Apple, Fundings & Exits, Startups, China, Tech, Equity, Coinbase, Toast, SPAC, Natasha, Promise, Oscar Health, Gophr, Equity Monday, Ageras Group


Chief community officer is the new CMO

Community isn’t a single Slack group or event or newsletter. It’s an aggregation of all of these touch points, and includes both customers, eventual customers and one-time users. Despite this nebulous, disconnected reality, companies are paying more attention to various channels as remote work and digital communication powers our days. My recent tweet underscored the chord community strikes even in sectors such as edtech, which often have to sell to fragmented customer bases. who is building...
Tags: Google, Amazon, TC, Tech, CMO, Walmart, Getty Images, Silicon Valley, Alexis Ohanian, EC, EVs, Coinbase, Megan Rose Dickey, Yc, Alex Wilhelm, SPAC


Extra Crunch roundup: Optimized SaaS pricing, recruiting growth experts, VC surveys, more

Since the pandemic began, have you been walking more, or do you know someone who bought a new car? Perhaps you ran your first errand on a rented e-bike or scooter? Over the last year, I’ve experimented with different mobility options to see which ones best suit my needs, as have most people I know. It can be challenging to maintain a recommended physical distance on a bus or subway. (After a decade-plus hiatus, I even briefly considered rejoining the ranks of automobile owners!) Full Extra Crun...
Tags: Startups, TC, Transportation, Labor, Finance, San Francisco, Tech, Getty Images, SaaS, Venture Capital, Rover, Alex, Robinhood, Coinbase, Gamestop, Felicis Ventures


A16z doesn’t invest, it manifests

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. Natasha and Danny and Alex and Grace were all here to chat through the week’s biggest tech happenings. In very good Show News, Chris is back! He’s working on the next iteration of the show, something that you will be able to see starting Very Soon. Get hype! Today though, we had a delectable dish of dynamic doings, namely news items of the following persuasion: Bi...
Tags: Apple, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Tech, Bitcoin, Public, Equity, Alex, Edtech, Coinbase, Blockchain, Chris, Zoom, Circle, Danny


Paying $115B for Stripe or $77B for Coinbase might be quite rational

CoinDesk reported yesterday that crypto trading startup Coinbase is being valued at $77 billion on private exchanges. And Forbes reported that Stripe is being valued at $115 billion on secondary markets, where private shares can be bought and sold, albeit in a limited fashion. I instantly wanted to write a piece headlined “Beware those super hot secondary market valuations,“ but after a little digging, I cannot. It turns out that the public markets are so hot, there is historical precedent for s...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Uber, Ipo, Tech, Stripe, Coinbase, Exchange, Forbes, The Exchange, EC Newsletter, EC Fintech


A high-profile engineer at Mailchimp accused the company of 'sexism and bullying' in resignation announcement

Mailchimp has announced a new Patreon integration for its users. SOPA Images / Contributor Mailchimp engineer Kelly Ellis quit Wednesday after accusing the company of "sexism and bullying." Ellis said in a Twitter thread that she resigned after a conversation about pay "went south." Ellis is also involved in an ongoing gender pay bias lawsuit against her former employer, Google. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Kelly Ellis, a principal software engineer at the email-...
Tags: Google, Politics, Enterprise, Trends, Atlanta, Silicon Valley, Pay Gap, Gender Discrimination, Mailchimp, Coinbase, Racial Discrimination, Ellis, Google Pinterest, Tech Insider, Pay Disparity, Kelly Ellis