As of 10.30am PT on Thursday, October 25, Coinbase Pro is launching support for the USDC stablecoin. Here’s what that means:
USDC trading will be accessible for users in most jurisdictions, but will not initially be available for residents of the state of…
As of 10am PT on Thursday, October 11, we are now accepting deposits for ZRX on Coinbase Pro! We will accept deposits for at least 12 hours prior to enabling trading. Once sufficient liquidity is established, trading will begin on the ZRX/USD, ZRX/EUR and ZRX/BTC order books. ZRX trading will be accessible for users in most jurisdictions, but will not initially be available for residents of the state of New York.
Please also note that ZRX is not yet available through the coinbase.com website and in the Coinbase iOS and Android apps. …
Following our announcement earlier this month that we would be introducing support for British pounds (GBP) to our UK-based customers, today we’re launching a number of new GBP trading pairs starting at 9am BST, Friday 7 September 2018.
With support for UK domestic bank transfers in GBP via the Faster Payments Scheme, it is now significantly easier, faster and cheaper for UK customers to trade cryptocurrencies on the Coinbase platform. Coinbase Pro is the only major digital currency trading platform that supports UK Faster Payments and it’s our goal to be the trading platform of choice for UK crypto traders…
We announced final testing for Ethereum Classic (ETC) last Friday, with a goal of accepting ETC transfers for exchange users by Tuesday August 7th. Our testing has gone according to plan and we will be launching ETC support first on our exchanges, and then at Coinbase.com. Our launch will proceed in four stages: transfer-only, post-only, limit-only, and full-trading mode.
We are beginning the launch of ETC on our exchange at Coinbase Pro. We plan to add support for ETC at Coinbase.com when sufficient liquidity is established. We expect this to occur approximately 1–2 weeks after trading begins on Coinbase Pro.
Coinbase Pro is a new interface built on top of the existing GDAX trading engine that has been designed with the needs of the active trader in mind. No action is necessary from you right now, but please note that after June 29, you will not be able to access gdax.com. After this date:
Today we’re excited to announce the launch of Coinbase Pro.
Coinbase Pro is an evolution of GDAX, specifically designed for individual crypto traders. When we launched GDAX three years ago, we envisioned a product that would help institutions enter the crypto space. It did this — and more. GDAX helped us discover the active crypto trader, and realize that this new type of customer requires a platform tailored to their needs.
With the prices of digital currency on the rise, it’s more important than ever to take steps to help keep your digital currency safe. Coinbase will never ask for your password, two-factor authentication code or remote access to your computer.
Our top priority is the security of customer funds. Coinbase invests significant time and resources to proactively detect and prevent attempts to compromise customer accounts, however it is also important customers take appropriate steps to minimize the risk of having their accounts compromised.
Coinbase appeared in federal court this month in the continued fight with the IRS over our customers’ privacy. You can read more in this blog.
We are pleased to say Coinbase won a partial victory in court today. Although the Court did not completely quash the government summons compelling disclosure of certain customers’ records from the period 2013–2015 as we requested, we were proud to accomplish two important victories for our customers.
First, the government vastly narrowed the scope of its summons. The government’s own lawyers noted at the hearing that the IRS is not accustomed to having to fight…
There have been a number of developments with Bitcoin Segwit2x since our last update.
Coinbase is actively monitoring this situation and will make every attempt to allow customers to benefit from this fork if it results in a safe and functioning network. No action is required and all funds stored on Coinbase remain safe.
Last week, the Segwit2x development team announced they would no longer continue with the project. In addition, a significant portion of miners and other community leaders withdrew their support for the fork. …
Coinbase appeared in federal court today to continue the fight for our customers’ privacy rights. Nearly one year ago, the IRS initiated proceedings to obtain copies of essentially all our U.S. customers’ records for the three-year period 2013–2015. The government has never alleged any wrongdoing on the part of Coinbase. Coinbase has persistently opposed the government’s summons, not because we were looking to pick a fight, but because we felt it was important to stand up for our customers and the industry.
In fact, Coinbase has already earned a big win. The government initially sought private financial records of approximately…
Head of Product, Coinbase Pro and Prime