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Binance Falls From Top 10 in CryptoCompare’s New Crypto Exchange Rankings

London-based crypto data provider CryptoCompare has updated its crypto Exchange Benchmark, removing Binance cryptocurrency exchange from the list of the top 10 exchanges. Binance, the second biggest crypto exchange by daily trade volume to date, is not included in the CryptoCompare’s list as the rankings do not rely on aggregate volume data in its analysis, the firm said in a press release to Cointelegraph on Nov. 19. In order, the top 10 crypto exchanges in …

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Data Provider Messari Closes $4 Million Funding Round

Data provider Messari has closed a $4 million funding round led by Uncork Capital with new participation from Coinbase Ventures and former Coinbase CTO Balaji Srinivasan, according to a statement from the New York-based firm. As part of the deal, Uncork’s founder Jeff Clavier was named to Messari’s board of directors. Uncork joins existing Messari investors including Blockchain Capital, CoinFund, Danhua Capital, Fabric Ventures, Semantic Ventures and Underscore VC, among others. In a statement, Messari …

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Coinbase Legal Chief Says Private Sector Should Build US Digital Dollar

Coinbase’s legal chief is calling for private sector leadership in developing America’s digital currency. Brian Brooks, in a Fortune essay published Monday, argued private corporations are best positioned to build a much-debated digital U.S. dollar, and that the government should stand back and let them, doing little, if anything, to regulate their underlying blockchains. “The best path forward is one that harnesses our country’s remarkable capacity for innovation and also reflects government’s historical practice of …

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Bitcoin Price Slides 2% After Deribit, Coinbase Flash Crash

Update (Nov. 1, 15:03 UTC): Deribit will reimburse over $1.3 million in losses from the BTC index calculation data issue witnessed at 21:00:00 UTC on October 31, 2019. Another flash crash has occurred for bitcoin (BTC), this time appearing on the Coinbase Pro and Deribit exchanges. At 19:55 UTC on Oct. 31, BTC’s spot price dipped from $9,260 to $9,055 in quick succession on Coinbase’s exchange for professional traders. An hour later, Deribit, a futures and …

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We Need Centralized Entities to Support Crypto

Zeeshan Feroz, United Kingdom CEO of Coinbase, has argued that we need centralized entities like central banks and Facebook to support the crypto ecosystem. In an interview with CNBC published on Oct. 24, Feroz said he saw two ways for cryptocurrency to go mainstream: central bank digital currency (CBDC) issuance and Facebook’s Libra. Central banks will catalyze adoption better than Silicon Valley As distinct from cryptocurrencies, a CBDC is a digital currency issued by a …

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Coinbase Generated Nearly $2 Billion in Transaction Fees Since 2012

At Vanity Fair’s New Establishment Summit, Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong said that Coinbase has generated close to $2 billion in transaction fees since it launched in 2012. On Oct. 23, the co-founder and CEO of major United States cryptocurrency exchange and wallet provider Coinbase told Vanity Fair that technology has always been the focus of Coinbase, which, in part, is the reason why the company has remained profitable.  Coinbase has been profitable since 2017 and …

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Ripple, Coinbase Invest in Mexico’s Biggest Crypto Exchange Bitso

Ripple, the firm behind the third biggest cryptocurrency XRP, has led an investment round in Bitso, one of the biggest crypto exchanges in the Spanish-speaking world. The first Mexican crypto exchange An early partner of Bitso, Ripple has led the new investment round to support the first cryptocurrency exchange in Mexico, the company officially announced on Oct. 14. As reported by crypto publication The Block, the new investment round also involves major investors including United …

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Coinbase Reinstates UK Bank Deposits and Withdrawals

Coinbase has reinstated U.K. bank deposits and withdrawals following a months-long banking holdup. As announced by the company’s U.K. arm in a blog post Thursday, British pound (GBP) deposits and transfers are available once again for local Coinbase customers. GBP denominated transactions were paused following the exchange’s July breakup with Barclays. However, a new partnership with ClearBank, first reported by CoinDesk in August, cleared the way once more for GBP support. The bank is a member of …

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Online Lender SoFi to Launch Bitcoin and Ethereum Trading Next Week

Online lender SoFi announced its crypto trading platform will go live next Tuesday. Bitcoin, ethereum and litecoin will be the first digital assets available to trade on its SoFi Invest platform, CEO Anthony Noto told Fortune in an interview published on Wednesday. With the new platform, SoFi joins a number of digital-first trading firms – including eToro and Robinhood – to enter the crypto market. Noto said cryptocurrency trading option has been long-requested by his firm’s …

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