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Everything we know about what's going on inside of Facebook right now (FB)

Facebook has had a tumultuous few years.  There have been bright spots, like the growth of Instagram, and big new initiatives, like its pivot to privacy. There have also been plenty of challenges, with calls to break the company up, and investors at one stage wondering if COO Sheryl Sandberg might leave the company.  Business Insider has covered all of the drama, and has pulled together all of our recent reporting on what's going on inside of Facebook below. You can read it all by subscribing...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Instagram, Trends, Facebook Messenger, Warren Buffett, Coinbase, Sheryl Sandberg, Business Insider, Instagram Instagram, Facebook Here, Facebook Watch Facebook, Facebook Portal Facebook, Facebook and Messenger Instagram, Facebook Audience Network Advertisers


Facebook poaches 2 veteran compliance experts from Coinbase as rumors swirl about its blockchain project (FB)

Facebook has hired two veteran compliance experts from blockchain startup Coinbase. The two hires come as reports swirl that Facebook is preparing to announce a product from its secretive blockchain team. The $515 billion company will want to take a careful approach in the experimental industry, to avoid the kinds of scandals that the crypto space is notorious for. Facebook is also hiring for around two dozen roles on its blockchain team, significantly increasing its numbers. Visit Business In...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, San Francisco, Trends, Bloomberg, Paypal, SEC, Silicon Valley, Andreessen Horowitz, Coinbase, Signal, Mikheil Moucharrafie, Jeff Cartwright, Moucharrafie, Facebook Cartwright, Mandeep Walia


Coinbase expands USDC stablecoin support to 85 countries

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase is ramping up stablecoin support around the world. Customers can now trade USD Coin (or USDC for short) in 85 countries — USDC support was only available in the U.S. excluding NY. You can trade USDC on both Coinbase and Coinbase Pro. The company has been aggressive when it comes to international expansion. Coinbase is currently available in over 100 countries — 85 out of 103 countries support USDC. But there’s a trick. Many countries can only exchange crypto a...
Tags: Startups, Tech, Argentina, Ny, Coinbase, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, USDC


Coinbase doubles down on expansion, now available in 103 countries

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has just announced that it now offers trading in over 100 countries, after adding support for a further 50 countries. It’s also doubling down on its stablecoin, making it available in 85 countries. In an announcement published earlier today, Coinbase revealed that crypto-to-crypto trading is now available in 85 countries after expanding global support for its proprietary stablecoin. This expansion goes for both Coinbase and Coinbase Pro. This time last year, Coin...
Tags: Startups, Coinbase, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Hard Fork


PayPal snitched on bullish movie pirate who bought $1M in cryptocurrency from Coinbase

US authorities have seized over $4 million worth of cryptocurrency and cash following a movie piracy investigation conducted by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). But here’s the saucy part: it was PayPal that tipped off the detectives to the case. The investigation dates back to October 2013, when PayPal pointed HSI to two supposedly illegal streaming services (Noobroom.com and Noobroom7.com), TorrentFreak reports. Curiously, the owner of the...
Tags: Startups, Oregon, US, Paypal, Coinbase, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Motion Picture Association of America MPAA, Homeland Security Investigations HSI, Hard Fork


Coinbase Custody

Our portfolio company Coinbase has been building an institutional grade regulated custodial service for crypto assets over the past 18 months. It is called Coinbase Custody and it is a qualified institutional custodian which means that investors that are regulated can use it to satisfy their custodial requirements. Coinbase has been providing safe and trusted custody for crypto assets for most of its seven year history. It has led the industry in developing secure storage of crypto assets. So...
Tags: Trends, Crypto, Coinbase, Coinbase Custody


Here are the executive power moves that help explain everything that's going on in media, tech and finance

Keeping an eye on major hires and promotions is one of the best ways to understand a company's strategy.  The Org tracks executive changes at companies big and small.  Here's a snapshot of the most important executive moves of the week across media, tech, and finance. This week, former Tumblr executive Brian Murphy was named Chief Technology Officer at SeatGeek where he will oversee the development and enhancement of SeatGeek's product and technology across all platform. Read more about this...
Tags: Lyft, Trends, Earth, New York Times, Tumblr, Thanos, Levi, Coinbase, Srinivasan, Cto, Murphy, MetLife, JPMorgan Chase Co, Brian Murphy, Doubles, Nast


Coinbase loses its first CTO after just one year in the job

Coinbase, the $8 billion-valued crypto exchange, has lost its CTO after Balaji Srinivasan announced his departure from the company. Srinivasan became the U.S. company’s first CTO one year ago after it acquired Earn.com, where he was CEO and co-founder. Given the tenure — one year and one day — it looks like Srinivasan’s departure comes after he served the minimum agreed period with Coinbase. A high-profile figure in the crypto space who has also spent time with Coinbase and Earn investor A16z...
Tags: Y Combinator, Tech, United States, Andreessen Horowitz, Cryptocurrencies, Coinbase, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Srinivasan, TechCrunch, Hacking Team, Cto, World Wide Web, Coindesk, Digital Currencies, USDC


The Daily Crunch: Apple stock jumps after earnings

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Apple’s stock jumps 5 percent after beating expectations Apple released earnings for its fiscal second quarter yesterday, reporting revenue of $58 billion, a decline of 5% from the year-ago quarter. It also reported quarterly earnings per diluted share of $2.46, down 10%. The market seems to approve, w...
Tags: Apple, TC, UK, Youtube, Tech, Julian Assange, Andreessen Horowitz, Southwark Crown Court, Wikileaks, Hulu, Coinbase, Eric Schmidt, Alphabet, Diane Greene, London England, Robin L Washington


A16z ushers in new fund strategy with $2.75B

Axios reported this morning that Andreessen Horowitz, the storied venture capital firm with investments in Airbnb, BuzzFeed and Coinbase, has closed on $2.75 billion for two new funds. The firm has raised $2 billion for a growth fund led by their most recent hire and 15th general partner David George. Additionally, a16z has lassoed $750 million for early stage deals. We’ve reached out to the firm to confirm. This comes about a month after Forbes explained a16z’s new status as a financial advisor...
Tags: Shonda Rhimes, Tech, Andreessen Horowitz, Coinbase, Forbes, George, Sean, Scott Kupor, Connie Chan, Katie Haun, Angela Strange, Airbnb BuzzFeed, David George Additionally a16z, Jada Pinkett Smith USV


Top 50 Unicorn Companies Revealed: What Can Your Business Learn from these Leading Brands?

LinkedIn just released its list of the top 50 companies to work for in the United States. As always, the list is a veritable who’s who of unicorn enterprises that are making a difference in the world — and in the lives of their thousands of employees. The list is based on data gathered from the LinkedIn’s 546-plus million users. This extensive ranking is based on four major factors: interest in the company, engagement with employees, job demand, and employee retention. According to this list, t...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Verizon, Facebook, Lyft, Spotify, London, Ge, Adobe, Boston, Employment, Sales, Nike, Cisco, Tesla


Lattice raises another $15M to improve performance reviews

Sam Altman’s little brother Jack is an entrepreneur, too. Jack Altman, whose resume includes a stint as vice president of business development at Teespring, has raised $15 million in Series B funding for his startup, Lattice, a modern approach to corporate goal setting. Shasta Ventures led the round, with participation from Thrive Capital, Khosla Ventures and Y Combinator, the latter being the organization his brother led as president until very recently. Lattice, used by high-growth ...
Tags: Startups, TC, Y Combinator, Gmail, San Francisco, Entrepreneur, Tech, President, Venture Capital, Reddit, Sam Altman, Teespring, Jack, Thrive Capital, Coinbase, Khosla Ventures


Coinbase fires 30 workers and closes Chicago office after just one year

Prominent cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase is set to close its Chicago office just a year after it was opened, and will let go around 30 software engineers in the process, reports Fortune. The group had been tasked with building a special “matching engine” product for high-frequency trading. A Coinbase spokesperson said the high-frequency trade technology was no longer a priority. Instead, the firm is to focus on other products like over-the-counter trading and custody services. Coinbase will re...
Tags: Startups, San Francisco, Chicago, Coinbase, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Hard Fork


Binance’s hotly-anticipated Singapore crypto exchange is now live — and underwhelming

Binance, the company widely seen as the world’s largest crypto exchange, has officially set up shop in Singapore after it launched a service in the country. The new Singapore service, however, bears more of a resemblance to U.S. rival Coinbase than a classic Binance exchange. Binance’s rapid ascent is thanks to a service that lets users trade a range of crypto tokens with very little verification or individual data required. It’s Singapore venture is quite the opposite: it allows customers to...
Tags: Asia, Money, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Tech, Spokesperson, Author, Economy, Uganda, Bitcoin, United States, Cryptocurrencies, Coinbase, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Decentralization


Coinbase launches in 11 countries with crypto-to-crypto conversions only

Coinbase has been available in 42 countries around the world before today — mostly in North America, Europe, Australia and Singapore. Today, the company is aggressively expanding by opening 11 countries at once in Latin America and South East Asia. But there’s a trick — there’s no crypto-to-fiat conversions. Coinbase competitor Binance has taken the crypto world by storm by focusing on crypto-to-crypto conversions. You can only fund and withdraw cryptocurrencies from your Binance account. And...
Tags: Startups, Singapore, New Zealand, Latin America, Coinbase, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Litecoin, South East Asia, USDC, North America Europe Australia, Distributed Ledger, Binance, Argentina Mexico Peru Colombia Chile India, Hong Kong South Korea Indonesia the Philippines


Bitcoin vs USD vs Dagcoin – How to buy?

Digital Currency is taking firm control of the business environment. It is easy, convenient and safe to use and many people have already embraced its use for business transactions across the world. Like leading regular currencies like the USD, Bitcoin and Dagcoin have become global payment options for business transactions. Take, for instance; you would have to contact your bank, pay third-party charges, and exercise some patience before you can settle payments via regular money. But this h...
Tags: US, Sales, Paypal, More, Bitcoin, Digital Currency, Coinbase, San Fransisco, Kraken, PayPal PayPal, Skrill Skrill, Dagcoin, Bitcoin Dagcoin, Swipex


Coinbase expands cryptocurrency trading services across 11 new markets

Coinbase, one of the longest serving exchanges in the cryptocurrency ecosystem, is expanding its services across Latin America and Southeast Asia. As a result of the expansion, cryptocurrency enthusiasts in Argentina, Mexico, Peru, Colombia, Chile, India, Hong Kong, South Korea, Indonesia, the Philippines, and New Zealand will now be able to access the company’s crypto-to-crypto trading services. The expansion means Coinbase is now available to customers in 53 countries. In December last year, C...
Tags: Startups, Southeast Asia, San Francisco, New Zealand, Iceland, Latin America, Coinbase, Cryptocurrency, Hard Fork, Andorra Gibraltar Guernsey Isle of Man Lithuania, Argentina Mexico Peru Colombia Chile India, Hong Kong South Korea Indonesia the Philippines


Coinbase launches debit card in the UK

When you buy cryptocurrencies on Coinbase, many users simply don’t know what to do with them. Customers in the U.K. can now get a good old plastic card and spend cryptocurrencies in-store and on any online website. This is a Visa card so it should work with any merchant on the Visa network. The company is launching a separate mobile app called Coinbase Card to manage your cryptocurrency balances. For instance, you’ll be able to choose whether you want to use your Bitcoin, Ethereum or Litecoin...
Tags: Europe, UK, Tech, Coinbase, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Coinbase Card


Coinbase launches cryptocurrency debit card in the UK

Long-serving exchange Coinbase has announced the launch of a cryptocurrency debit card for its UK customers. The company says it’s also looking to launch its debit card in other markets over the coming months, but did not to provide a specific timeline. “The UK is a great first market for the Coinbase card with its thriving fintech ecosystem and consumer willingness to try new ideas. The Coinbase Card will initially be available in the UK with a view to going live, in the coming months, across a...
Tags: Startups, UK, Coinbase, Cryptocurrency, Hard Fork, Zeeshan Feroz Coinbase


Crypto exchange Liquid says it is now valued at over $1 billion following new investment

Crypto has a new unicorn after exchange Liquid announced today it has raised capital from investors at a valuation of more than $1 billion as it goes after expansion opportunities. The company said the capital will be put to work expanding into new markets and offering new services, including — potentially — a platform for security tokens. Liquid isn’t commenting in much detail about this new financing, but here’s what we do know: it’s Series C round that remains ongoing albeit with an undisclos...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Hong Kong, Japan, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Mining, Philippines, Vietnam, Cryptocurrencies, Coinbase, Cryptocurrency, Malta, Unicorn, Jafco, Bitmain


Beating back bears, Bitcoin briefly balloons beyond $4,900

Bitcoin went on a tear in early morning trading earlier today, popping up to above $4,900 and reminding some investors of the good old days of 2017. The currency is still trading up above 15% at $4,782.60, which is a healthy jump for the cryptocurrency (which had languishing at around $4,000 for the past three months). Indeed the price was up over 25% over the previous month, according to Coinbase . Bitcoin’s surge also sent the other top cryptocurrencies, including Ethereum and Litecoin soar...
Tags: Travel, TC, Bitcoin, United States, Luxembourg, Cryptocurrencies, Coinbase, Gemini, Securities And Exchange Commission, Analyst, Litecoin, Digital Currencies, Reuters, Kraken, Bitfinex, Bitstamp


Brandwatch turns its war-chest on acquiring market research startup Qriously

In the past few years it’s become increasingly evident that while social media was a fantastic new way to get into the minds of people and understand what they thought in order to sell them things, you couldn’t just rely on the blathering of millions of people. You also had to literally ask them questions. At the darker end of-of the spectrum, this was used by the likes of Cambridge Analytica to first poll questions, then use the data to target audiences for dark political purposes. At the li...
Tags: TC, Spotify, Europe, London, US, Tech, SaaS, Coinbase, Highland Europe, Crimson Hexagon, Brandwatch, Cambridge Analytica, Giles Palmer, Nauta Capital, Nauta Capital Highland Europe, Qriously


What Beginners Must Know About Day Trading Cryptocurrency Stocks Before Investing

Let’s start at the beginning. You may have heard many things about what a cryptocurrency is, but you may still be searching for an understandable definition. I was in the same boat for a long time. Instead of getting too technical, here’s the easiest way to think about cryptocurrencies: A cryptocurrency is basically money on software platforms. It’s important to keep in mind that the teams/companies that are behind these cryptocurrencies are not only creating a new form of currency, bu...
Tags: Startups, US, Investing, Microsoft Office, Coinbase, Cryptocurrency, Litecoin, Others, Coinmarketcap, Cryptocurrency Exchanges, Cryptocurrency Wallets


Venture investors and startup execs say they don’t need Elizabeth Warren to defend them from big tech

Responding to Elizabeth Warren’s call to regulate and break up some of the nation’s largest technology companies, the venture capitalists that invest in technology companies are advising the presidential hopeful to move slowly and not break anything. Warren’s plan called for regulators to be appointed to oversee the unwinding of several acquisitions that were critical to the development of the core technology that make Alphabet’s Google and the social media giant Facebook so profitable… an...
Tags: Google, Amazon, TC, Facebook, Technology, Microsoft, US Government, Entrepreneurship, Elizabeth Warren, US, Los Angeles, Social Media, Tech, Walmart, Economy, Companies


Crypto Exchange Coinbase Says It Made a Mistake Buying Italian Firm Linked to Notorious Hacking Team

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has acknowledged it made a major mistake when it bought Italian blockchain analytics firm Neutrino, whose senior management staff included several members of infamous Italian firm Hacking Team—which has reportedly sold powerful hacking and surveillance tools to oppressive governments.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Human Rights, Privacy, Cybersecurity, Spyware, Hacking, Crypto, Hackers, Coinbase, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Hacking Team


Bowing to public pressure, Coinbase announces it will "transition out" the ex-Hacking Team cybermercenaries whose company it just bought

The cryptocurrency service Coinbase recently acquired Neutrino, a forensics startup founded by cybermercenaries who were left unemployed by the collapse of the company Hacking Team, following a dump of internal documents that revealed the company's enthusiastic and highly profitable complicity in human rights abuses by the world's most torture- and murder-happy autocrats and dictators. The move sparked a user rebellion, with the accompanying #DeleteCoinbase hashtag. Now, after a few days ...
Tags: Post, Business, Human Rights, News, Coinbase, Cryptocurrency, Hacking Team, Lawful Interception, Armstrong, Brian Armstrong, Jordan Pearson Motherboard, Neutrino, Deletecoinbase, Giancarlo Russo, Alberto Ornaghi, Marco Valleri


Coinbase backpedals, fires ex-Hacking Team staff to appease users

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has said it will let go of Neutrino staff who previously worked at Hacking Team in a seeming bid to appease angry users. The company landed in hot water after it acquired Neutrino, an Italian blockchain analytics startup with ties to Hacking Team, a group known for their selling intrusion and surveillance capabilities to authoritarian regimes across the globe.  Angry users revolted, urging others on social media to delete their accounts by spreading the hashtag #...
Tags: Startups, Coinbase, Cryptocurrency, Hacking Team, Brian Armstrong, Hard Fork


Neutrino employees who once worked for a controversial surveillance tech company will leave Coinbase

Last month, Coinbase’s acquisition of blockchain analytics startup Neutrino was criticized because of the founders’ ties to a controversial surveillance technology company called Hacking Team. Today Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong said in a blog post that employees of Neutrino who had previously worked at Hacking Team will transition out of Coinbase, instead of joining its team in London as originally planned. Neutrino maps blockchain networks, focusing on crypto token transactions, and one o...
Tags: Travel, Startups, TC, Europe, London, Turkey, Jp Morgan, Crypto, Coinbase, Blockchain, Hacking Team, Armstrong, Brian Armstrong, Neutrino, Giancarlo Russo, Alberto Ornaghi


Coinbase bought a company founded by disgraced cybermercenaries from Hacking Team, and now Coinbase users are trying unsuccessfully to delete their accounts

Hacking Team (previously) was an Italian cybermercenary company that sold surveillance tools to the world's most vicious autocrats and dictators, only to collapse when all of its internal documents were hacked and dumped online by an unknown person who claimed to be motivated by a desire to expose their complicity in human rights abuses including torture and murder. The Hacking Team mercenaries keep turning up anew in rebranded startups, but anyone who was involved with Hacking Team should ...
Tags: Post, News, War Criminals, Coinbase, Hacking Team, KGB, Jordan Pearson Motherboard, Deletecoinbase, The Company They Keep


GIC took part in Coinbase’s $300 mln fundraise in 2018: Bloomberg

GIC Pte, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, was among investors that helped Coinbase raise $300 million last year, Bloomberg reported. GIC’s involvement in the fundraise wasn’t previously reported, the story said, noting that Tiger Global Management, Wellington Management and Andreessen Horowitz participated in the round.  
Tags: Singapore, Trends, Bloomberg, Andreessen Horowitz, Coinbase, GIC, VC Deals, GIC Pte, Tiger Global Management Wellington Management