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Santander Joins Bank Blockade Against Coinbase in the UK: Report

Major Spanish bank Santander is reportedly ceasing to enable United Kingdom customers to deposit their fiat funds to major cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase. Major Spanish bank Santander is reportedly ceasing to enable United Kingdom customers to deposit their fiat funds to major cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase. An unverified source posting to Reddit on Aug. 14 claims to have been informed of the development over the phone by a Santander representative. “Isolated to Coinbase,” not crypto in generalThe source alleges that having been informed over the phone, they put in a complaint with the bank’s complaints unit, which then reportedly confirmed that the client should move to an alternative bank if I wish to make the payment. The complaints unit reportedly revealed that the restriction was likely due to the bank’s attempts to tackle an apparent increase in Coinbase-related fraud. The post has sparked over 100 comments to press time, with at least three fellow Redditors noting they ha..

Blockchain Firm Findora Hires Former Coinbase CTO as Strategic Advisor

Finance infrastructure-focused blockchain project Findora has appointed the former CTO of major American cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase as a strategic advisor. Finance infrastructure-focused blockchain project Findora has appointed the former chief technology officer of major American cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase as a strategic advisor. As fintech media outlet Fintech Finance reported on Aug. 14, Balaji Srinivasan joined Findora after serving as a general partner at venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, and co-founder and CEO of blockchain-powered paid messaging service Apart from Srinivasan, Findora has also hired Dan Boneh, head of Stanford University’s Cryptography Group, to the same position. Commenting on the appointment, Findora CEO Charles Lu reportedly said: “We are excited to welcome Professor Dan Boneh and Balaji Srinivasan to our team as we work towards a new global financial system where users control their own financial data, identity and assets. Thes..

Coinbase Defends Against BCH Lawsuit From Users, Case Ongoing

After 1.5 years of investigation, Coinbase is found guilty not of fraud but of negligence. But the case is not completely over just yet... Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase, launched in 2012, is considered to be one of the largest exchanges operating in the United States — and the most trusted. However, an alleged wrongdoing back in December 2017, caused a long court procedure, the outcome of which is still vague and uncertain. It’s all fun and games until a hard forkOn March 1, 2018, an Arizona citizen and trader named Jeffrey Berk filed a lawsuit in the Northern District Court of California on behalf of exchange users who found themselves in a similar situation, accusing Coinbase of sharing misleading information and — most importantly — insider trading, both of which allegedly resulted in mass losses of funds. It started when the Bitcoin community was about to split the chain. At the end of July 2017, right before the hard fork, Coinbase declared that it would not support the new ..

Barclays May Be Ending Work With Coinbase, Transactions in GBP to...

Insiders at London-based banking giant Barclays have said that the bank is putting an end to its work with crypto exchange Coinbase, which will complicate. Disclaimer: this story is breaking and will be subject to updates. British banking giant Barclays has reportedly cut ties with United States crypto exchange Coinbase. As Coindesk reported on August 13, unnamed industry sources have said that Barclays will no longer be banking for Coinbase, severing a relationship that began when Coinbase opened a Barclays account in March 2018. The news is expected to hit the crypto community hard, as, in addition to linking a major crypto exchange with a heavy hitter among the traditional banking establishment, the break may end Coindesk users’ access to the United Kingdom’s Faster Payments Scheme (FPS) and slow the exchange of cryptocurrencies for British pounds sterling dramatically. The precise reason for the split is unknown, but one anonymous source speculated to Coindesk that: “It is my und..

Crypto Derivatives Exchange Blade Raises $4.3M From Coinbase and Others

The upcoming crypto derivatives platform Blade has raised over $4 million from Coinbase and SV Angel, among others. A soon-to-launch cryptocurrency derivatives exchange has raised $4.3 million from major investors such as the cryptocurrency platform Coinbase and the investment firm SV Angel. The exchange Blade is scheduled to launch in three weeks’ time. Blade’s funding and plans come by way of a Tech Crunch report on Aug. 12. The report notes that in particular, Blade is aiming to provide trading for cryptocurrency-based perpetual swap contracts with three new improvements. First, the perpetuals contracts will be drawn up using standard, simple contracts. Second, the perpetuals will use Tether’s stablecoin USDT for settlement and margins. Third, trades can be leveraged up to 150 times their price for cryptocurrency trading pairs. As explained in the report, crypto perpetuals allow traders to bet on the price of a cryptocurrency with respect to another currency. However, unlike future..

US Unveils FedNow, Bitcoin Cash Vs. Coinbase | Coffee and Crypto

This week’s episode of “Coffee and Crypto” looks at FedNow, the alleged leak at Binance, and the legal fight between Bitcoin Cash and Coinbase. In the latest episode of “Coffee and Crypto,” Cointelegraph’s head of editorial Olivia Capozzalo and head of news Molly Jane Zuckerman have discussed the biggest headlines in the crypto world — armed with steaming cappuccinos. The cappucci-newsIn the video, Capozzalo and Zuckerman have a packed agenda. First, they make sense of the news that the United States Federal Reserve has started developing a 24/7 system for real-time payments — sparking endless questions and comparisons to Bitcoin (BTC) and Ripple’s XRP. Zuckerman says: “I hear the words ‘real-time payment and settlement system’ and I think that can only be done with blockchain.” Next, the pair discuss the news that alleged photographs of Binance users completing their Know Your Customer (KYC) checks have been posted online — and contemplate how the leak could have happened. Capozzalo ..

Zcash ‘Brexits’ as Coinbase Delists Privacy-Focused Altcoin in the UK

Zcash is getting delisted by Coinbase, but only in the UK leading to some speculation about the nature of the move. United Kingdom-based customers of Coinbase are reportedly being informed that the exchange will be dropping support for the privacy-focussed Zcash as of Aug. 26, 2019. The same does not appear to apply to United States or European Union customers, however, prompting speculation on the reasoning behind the move. Convert, send, or be liquidatedThe communication being sent to customers gives a number of options on how to proceed. Option one, any Zcash held on Coinbase can be converted into any other cryptocurrency on the exchange. Option two, simply send the Zcash to an external wallet or another exchange. Failing either of these options being carried out, any Zcash still held on the exchange by the Aug. 26 deadline will be liquidated into GBP. The ZEC wallet will then be removed from the Coinbase account. Zcash still useable in the U.K.The developer of Zcash, Electric Coin..

Coinbase’s Professional Platform to Begin Listing Process for Algorand Token

The professional trading arm of Coinbase is scheduled to begin listing Algorand, a cryptocurrency developed by an MIT professor. Major cryptocurrency platform Coinbase is adding the Algorand protocol’s eponymous token to its professional-targeted trading platform Coinbase Pro on Aug. 14. Coinbase announced this latest addition in an official blog post on Aug. 9. The cryptocurrency exchange will scale up to full Algorand (ALGO) trading in four steps: transfer-only, post-only, limit-only and full trading. The announcement also recalls some other common procedures for adding a new token to its platform, which include announcing the onboarding phases as they occur on Twitter and that they will provide immediate support for Algorand in every supported jurisdiction with the exception of New York. As per the announcement, Algorand is a cryptocurrency that aims to solve some common issues — decentralization, scalability and security — within current blockchain infrastructure. Algorand report..

Coinbase Says It Prevented a Crafty Phishing Attack to Exfiltrate Keys

The security team at cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has revealed how it countered a sophisticated phishing attack aiming to exfiltrate private keys and passwords. The security team at cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has revealed how it countered a sophisticated phishing attack aiming to exfiltrate private keys and passwords. In a blog post published on Aug. 8, the exchange outlined its discovery and reporting of the incident, which involved the exploitation of two 0-day vulnerabilities on Mozilla’s web browser Firefox. A “highly-targeted and thought-out” attackThe first steps of the phishing scam, Coinbase reveals, date back to late May of this year, when over a dozen exchange employees received an email from an innocuous-seeming University of Cambridge “Research Grants Administrator.” Coming from a legitimate Cambridge academic domain, the email — and similar subsequent emails — passed security filters undetected. The emails’ tactics changed, however, by mid-June: this time, the ..

Coinbase Now Supports Tezos Trading On Apps and Online

Following listing earlier this week on Coinbase Pro, Tezos is now available on Coinbase. Major cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has announced that it is now supporting Tezos (XTZ) trading on its site, as well as on Android and iOS versions of the Coinbase app. Expanded Coinbase Pro listingCoinbase announced the new development in an official blog post on August 8. The news comes just days after Coinbase Pro launched XTZ trading on August 5. That announcement prompted a major rally in XTZ’s price at the time. According to CoinMarketCap, Tezos’s price has increased by 11.9% on the day as of press time, which may be a function of this new announcement. Chart courtesy of CoinMarketCap Per the announcement, Coinbase customers will be able to buy, sell, convert, send, receive, or store XTZ freely, with the exception of customers based in New York State, which has proven to be a major site of crypto litigation. Earlier today, Coinbase Custory announced that they had added two new board m..
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