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Coinbase hires former Twitter executive Tina Bhatnagar as its VP of Operations and Technology

“Bhatnager declined, however, to say if she holds bitcoin or any other digital currency herself” writes Jeff John Roberts for fortune.com. But explosive growth has also resulted in a bumpy experience on the customer service front, including complaints of outages and slow response times.In her new role, Bhatnager says her top priorities include improving customer support and helping Coinbase, which also runs an institutional platform known as GDAX, scale up.The digital currency exchange Coinbase has been on a rocket ship ride for the last year, signing up a flood of…

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Bitcoin drops 28% below $10,000 on Coinbase; ethereum crashes 30% in 24 hours

“Coinbase is the leading U.S. marketplace for trading bitcoin, ethereum, litecoin and bitcoin cash” writes Evelyn Cheng for cnbc.com. The declines followed comments from South Korean authorities that indicated tougher regulation on digital currency trading.Digital currency ethereum plunged 30 percent Tuesday, to below $1,000, while ripple fell below $1.But the digital currency remains more than 1,100 percent higher over the last 12 months, according to Coinbase. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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How Coinbase could disrupt traditional brokerages and dominate the investment market

“This is when Coinbase will begin to eat away at the business of traditional brokerages” writes Jeremy Epstein for venturebeat.com. However, the company is quietly and rapidly executing a classic Trojan Horse strategy, which, if successful, could end up putting traditional brokerages out of business.The last few months and weeks in the crypto world have been intense to say the least.In this blockchain world of the future, every asset is represented by a digital token on a blockchain. Source: venturebeat.com Share This:

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Mark Zuckerberg said that Facebook is looking into how it can use cryptocurrency

“Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg said that one aspect of his yearly personal challenge will be to study cryptocurrency and to explore how it can be used within Facebook” writes James Cook for businessinsider.com. In December, it was announced that Facebook Messenger boss David Marcus would join the board of cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase.But further on in his post, Zuckerberg outlined two areas of technology that he wanted to research in 2018: Encryption and cryptocurrencies.Zuckerberg isn’t the only Facebook executive with an interest in cryptocurrency. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Ripple Slides After Coinbase Says Not Adding New Crypto Coins

“Coinbase currently offers trading in bitcoin, bitcoin cash, ether and litecoin” writes unknown author for bloomberg.com. Ripple, the white-hot crypto currency that more than doubled in the past week, plunged as much as 20 percent after Coinbase said it’s not adding any new coins to its exchange at this time.Bitcoin cash rose as much as 45 percent on Dec. 19 when Coinbase added it to its lineup.Ripple last week surpassed ether as the world’s second-most valuable cryptocurrency after bitcoin. Source: bloomberg.com Share This:

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6 must-read books about bitcoin

“To study up on where bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies came from, what they do and how they work, here are six books to get you started” writes Ali Montag for cnbc.com. Cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, ethereum and litecoin have all raised eyebrows with big gains in recent months — including a dramatic spike in December when bitcoin briefly topped $19,000 trading on the Coinbase exchange — and big drops like an 11 percent slump in bitcoin after the South Korean government announced plans for new regulation.If the buzz around bitcoin has…

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Coinbase, one of the biggest bitcoin marketplaces, says trading temporarily disabled amid price rout

“Coinbase, one of the biggest bitcoin marketplaces in the U.S., said Friday that trading was temporarily disabled amid a price rout in cryptocurrencies” writes Evelyn Cheng for cnbc.com. On Thursday, Coinbase had temporarily disabled trading at 5:57 p.m. On Dec. 12, the company temporarily suspended buys and sells of ethereum twice in one day.The company added trading for bitcoin’s offshoot bitcoin cash in a rocky rollout this week. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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Coinbase halts buying and selling as crypto market plunges

“In total, the cryptocurrency market shed more than $140 billion from its market capitalization over the last twenty-four hours” writes Frank Chaparro for businessinsider.com. Buys and sells on Coinbase, the US largest cryptocurrency exchange, have been disabled amid a massive cryptocurrency sell-off.Bitcoin was down more than 20% on Coinbase’s GDAX exchange at the time of writing.It was trading at $12,650, down from an all-time high above $19,000 earlier in December. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Bitcoin plunges below $11,000 in volatile trading on Coinbase as rout accelerates; now down 40 percent from record

“Bitcoin had rallied to a record high above $19,800 on Sunday and was trading near $15,500 for much of Thursday New York time, according to Coinbase” writes Evelyn Cheng for cnbc.com. The bitcoin offshoot, bitcoin cash, collapsed, temporarily falling 40 percent Friday to $1,873, after topping $4,000 two days ago, according to Coinbase.Bitcoin futures also tumbled Friday.The CME bitcoin futures expiring in January, which launched Sunday, reached “limit down,” falling nearly 20 percent to $12,265 in morning trading before recovering slightly to $12,760.But an afternoon selloff accelerated into the night,…

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