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Stellar Lumens (XLM) now available on Coinbase
Starting today, Coinbase supports Stellar Lumens (XLM) at and in the Coinbase Android and iOS apps. Coinbase customers can now buy, sell, convert, send, receive, or store XLM. Please note that inbound transfers and many sends require the specification of an XLM destination tag. XLM will be available for customers in most jurisdictions, but will not initially be available for residents of the United Kingdom or the state of New York. Stellar's cryptocurrency, the Stellar Lumen (XLM), powers the Stellar payment network. Stellar aims to connect banks, payment systems and individuals quickly and reliably. Since its launch in 2014, its vision has been to unite the world's financial infrastructure so that money can flow quickly and cheaply between banks, businesses, and people. The Internet connected the world's computers so that information could be shared globally. Stellar aims to do the same for money.

It's official: XRP will soon be available to trade on Coinbase Pro
Support for XRP will initially be available for Coinbase Pro users in the US (excluding NY), UK, supported European Union member nations, Canada, Singapore, and Australia. Additional jurisdictions may be added at a later date. After 10am on February 25, 2019 we will begin accepting inbound transfers of XRP to Coinbase Pro. We will accept deposits for a minimum of 12 hours prior to enabling full trading. Please note that inbound transfers require the specification of an XRP destination tag. Once sufficient supply of XRP is established on the platform, trading on the XRP/USD, XRP/EUR, and XRP/BTC order books will start in phases, beginning with post-only mode and proceeding to full trading should our metrics for a healthy market be met. XRP trading will initially be accessible for Coinbase Pro users in the US (excluding NY), UK, supported European Union member nations, Canada, Singapore, and Australia. Additional jurisdictions may be added at a later date.

Coinbase and Circle announce the launch of USDC a Digital Dollar
The new USDC stablecoin is fully collateralized by US dollars and supported by Coinbase and Circle as co-founding members of the CENTRE Consortium Starting today, Coinbase customers in supported jurisdictions can buy, sell, send and receive the USD Coin stablecoin (USDC) at and in the Coinbase iOS and Android apps. US customers outside New York state can buy and sell, and customers around the world can send and receive. More geographies will be available in the future. This is the first time Coinbase has supported a stablecoin, which is fundamentally different from other cryptocurrencies. Unlike bitcoin or ether, a USDC is meant to represent a single US dollar (USD) that does not move up or down relative to its reference currency. One USDC is a 1:1 representation of a US dollar on the Ethereum blockchain.

Bitcoin Cash Launch Retrospective The Coinbase Blog
We wanted to follow up with our customers about the launch of Bitcoin Cash on GDAX. Despite our best efforts to create a fair and orderly market, the launch did not go as expected and we understand why many of our customers and members of the community are upset. To provide transparency, we wanted to share a detailed timeline of events, additional information about the decisions we made, and our thoughts about improving future launches. Decision to Support Bitcoin Cash On August 3, 2017, we announced our intention to allow customers to withdraw their Bitcoin Cash (BCH) balances by January 1, 2018. While we committed to supporting BCH withdrawals at that time, we delayed our decision whether or not to support BCH trading to a later date so we could better assess the health of the Bitcoin Cash network and evaluate BCH using our Digital Asset Framework.

AWS Step Functions, State Machines, Bifrost, and Building Deployers
AWS Step Functions are hosted state-machines defined according to the Amazon States Language. To execute a Step function you send it JSON data which is given to an initial state to process then pass the output to another state. States are processed until a success or failure state is reached. How a state processes its input and selects the next state depends on its Type. For example, a Task state can use a Lambda function to process the input, and a Choice state can select which state to go to next based on its input. Step functions are awesome because they: Here is a small example where a state-machine calls out to a Lambda function and makes a choice based on its output:

What to Expect During the Bitcoin Cash Hard Fork The Coinbase Blog
Update as of Monday, November 26, 2018 Coinbase has now re-enabled sends and receives of BCH on Coinbase Pro, Prime, and the iOS and Android apps. We expect to enable full BCH trading and functionality, including buys and sells on and the mobile apps, in the next 2 days. Following the BCH hard fork and conclusion of the hash war, Bitcoin SV has confirmed the creation of a new coin, BSV. Coinbase intends to allow customers to withdraw BSV at a future date, though we do not currently intend to support trading, buys or sells. We will provide additional updates as they are available. We anticipate development work for BSV withdrawals will take at least a few weeks, but may take longer.

Coinbase is not a wallet The Coinbase Blog
When we started Coinbase, we set out to build an easy to use bitcoin wallet. We figured a great feature to have in a bitcoin wallet would be the ability to convert your local currency into and out of bitcoin. We were right. Since launching this feature we've helped about 3 million people convert $3 billion worth of their local currency into and out of bitcoin. In fact, this feature became so successful that 80% of all activity on Coinbase is people buying, selling, and storing bitcoin as an investment, and 20% is people using it as a wallet for day-to-day spending. I think this hybrid wallet/exchange has created a bit of confusion in the marketplace. People want different things in the two products.

Goodbye Toshi, hello Coinbase Wallet the easiest and most secure crypto wallet and browser
Today, we're proud to announce that Toshi is becoming Coinbase Wallet. This is not just a new name, but part of a larger effort to invest in products that will define the future of the decentralized web and make that future accessible to anyone. At Coinbase, we believe that the applications of the future will be built on a decentralized internet (the blockchain). Everyone will own a crypto wallet that allows them to access decentralized applications (dapps) and that wallet will be their gateway to the open financial system. Toshi was developed by the Coinbase team a little over a year ago. When the product launched, it featured the world's first mobile dapp browser. Later, we became the first wallet to launch crypto collectibles. Our goal was to make managing crypto and accessing the decentralized web as easy as downloading an app on your mobile phone. And as part of our effort to be the most trusted brand in the space, we also set out to provide best-in-class secure storage. With Coinbase Wallet, your private keys are secured using your device's Secure Enclave and biometric authentication technology.

Notice of blockchain movements The Coinbase Blog
Over the next seven days, Coinbase will be running scheduled maintenance across our platform that may cause movements on all Coinbase-supported blockchains. These are controlled, closely monitored movements that are being performed in order to provide enhanced security and protection for our customers. Updates will be posted to, and Our mission is to create an open financial system for the world. Visit us at Learn about working at Coinbase:

Powering a cryptocurrency economy for Syrian refugees
Cryptocurrencies provide the easiest and most accessible way to give money directly to those in need. With's innovative approach, recipients can actually turn around and use crypto to buy what they need immediately, without fees and delays. That's why we're using Day 6 of the 12 Days of Coinbase to support their new project that provides a basic income to more than 150 Syrian refugees in Greece. Our $10,000 gift in Bitcoin ($BTC) allows to significantly expand on a model that has already allowed them and partner Sempo to support 15 Yazidi families in Kurdistan and 5 Syrian families in Beirut in 2018. While organizations could provide this support in local currency, many in the refugee community don't have access to financial institutions where they could receive and store donations. Meanwhile, even with access, fees end up eating into the cash aid.

Coinbase is for everyone,  Coinbase Pro is for experts
We are at an interesting juncture in the evolution of the blockchain sector. On the one hand, estimates indicate that as of 2018 only a small percentage of internet users hold any cryptocurrency. This means that the vast majority of people have yet to discover the blockchain-based internet, which means that the ecosystem will need a safe, easy-to-use, and compliant on-ramp for cryptocurrency for the indefinite future. On the other hand, innovation is accelerating and the space continues to grow dramatically. A few years ago, there was only one major cryptocurrency: Bitcoin. Today there are thousands of tokens and blockchain startups. Soon there will be a large variety of digital assets spanning utility tokens, asset tokens, collectibles, derivatives, decentralized financial instruments and prediction markets. There are already millions of users who have discovered the potential of blockchain and need powerful tools to trade and use the expanding number of digital assets.

Transition to Coinbase Pro The Coinbase Blog
On Friday June 29, we say goodbye to GDAX and hello to Coinbase Pro. To take full advantage of this upgrade, we recommend you start using now. 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 After this date: Coinbase Pro is currently live and we encourage all users to update their bookmarks and try our upgraded trading experience today. If you need additional assistance with this transition, please see our FAQ for more information, or contact Coinbase Customer Support at (888) 908 7930.

GDAX is now Coinbase Pro The Coinbase Blog
Today we're announcing that GDAX our professional trading platform for individuals will evolve to become Coinbase Pro. Since launching in 2015, GDAX has built liquidity and stability in the space and also helped us understand the needs of active crypto traders. Switching to the name Coinbase Pro is a recognition that the individual active trader requires a product completely dedicated to their specific needs. The platform will offer professional trading tools and services, delivered through a completely reengineered UI that will make the trading experience easier and more intuitive. Anyone with an existing individual account on GDAX will automatically become a Coinbase Pro member.

Announcing Coinbase Pro The Coinbase Blog
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. Coinbase Pro is more than a new name it's a recognition that the crypto trader requires a product completely dedicated to their specific needs. If you're a GDAX customer, you'll be able to go to today and will notice a number of exciting new features, including:

Earn cryptocurrency while learning about new digital assets
Coinbases mission is to create an open financial system, where anyone in the world can participate on equal terms from their computer or smartphone. To bring this vision about, we'll need to make blockchain technology more accessible, both in the sense of making cryptocurrencies easier to obtain and easier to understand. That's where Coinbase Earn comes in. Coinbase Earn allows users to earn cryptocurrencies, while learning about them in a simple and engaging way. The idea is for users to understand more about an asset's utility and its underlying technology, while getting a bit of the asset to try out. To manage demand, we're launching Coinbase Earn today in invite-only mode with a single asset: ZRX. Over time, we plan to add more educational content as well as the ability to earn other cryptocurrencies.

Welcome Balaji Srinivasan, Coinbase's new Chief Technology Officer
Today, I'm thrilled to announce that Coinbase has acquired, and as part of the acquisition, Earn's co-founder and CEO, Balaji Srinivasan, will join Coinbase as the company's first Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Balaji has become one of the most respected technologists in the crypto field and is considered one of the technology industry's few true originalists. Prior to serving as the CEO at, Balaji was a General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz. Before joining a16z, he was the cofounder and CTO of Counsyl, where he won the Wall Street Journal Innovation Award for Medicine and was named to the MIT TR35. Balaji holds a BS, MS, and PhD in Electrical Engineering and an MS in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University. He has taught data mining, stats, genomics, and blockchain courses at Stanford, as well as an online MOOC in 2013 which reached 250,000+ students worldwide.

Buy and sell immediately and higher daily limits The Coinbase Blog
Today we're announcing immediate trading and significantly higher default limits for Coinbase accounts. Starting today, we are rolling out the ability to trade cryptocurrency immediately after a purchase no more waiting five days for funds to settle. Most customers will also see their trading limits increased to $25,000 per day. This functionality will be available for US customers over the next few weeks. Empowering customers to trade when they want Millions of people turn to Coinbase to get started buying and selling cryptocurrencies. But when someone makes the decision to sign up, they don't want to wait days before they can start buying cryptocurrency. While we do support instant transfers via wire transfer and debit cards, purchases via direct debits from your bank account can take days to appear.

Ethereum tokens Dai (DAI), Golem (GNT), Maker (MKR), and Zilliqa (ZIL) are launching on Coinbase
Support for GNT and DAI will initially be available for Coinbase Pro users in the US (excluding NY), the UK, EU, Canada, Singapore and Australia. MKR and ZIL will not be available to customers in the US, but will be tradable in the UK, EU, Canada, Singapore and Australia on Coinbase Pro. Earlier this year we announced our intention to support the ERC20 technical standard across Coinbase. Following our launches of 0x (ZRX), Basic Attention Token (BAT), and our stablecoin, USD Coin (USDC) across all Coinbase platforms, we recently added Civic (CVC), district0x (DNT), Loom Network (LOOM) and Decentraland (MANA) to Coinbase Pro. Today we're announcing support for DAI (DAI), Golem (GNT), Maker (MKR), and Zilliqa (ZIL). Of these, GNT is not technically an ERC20 token, but is an Ethereum-based token.

Instant PayPal withdrawals now available for all U.S. customers
Starting today, U.S. customers can instantly withdraw Coinbase balances to PayPal, providing even faster access to their funds through one of the world's easiest and most widely-used payment platforms. These withdrawals are not only fast; they're free and incur no fees. We work hard to make Coinbase the easiest and most trusted platform around and now, moving your cryptocurrency to cash is easier and more affordable than ever. PayPal offers U.S. customers an alternative. Before today, you needed an ACH or Federal Wire account to withdraw funds. These traditional finance networks can add up to two business days to a withdrawal. We're always looking for ways to not only meet the bar set by traditional finance, but raise it. That's why we rebuilt our integration to ensure that the speed and reliability of PayPal withdrawals does just that.

Coinbase Product Update February 5, 2018 The Coinbase Blog
Our mission is to make Coinbase the most trusted, safe, and easy-to-use digital currency exchange. We believe actions speak louder than words, so going forward we will be publishing weekly product updates on our blog, explaining new features we've shipped, issues that have come up and been resolved, and product changes that impact your Coinbase experience. We saw record sign ups and activity in December. As a result of this growth, our identity verification systems were overwhelmed and many customers experienced significant delays in verifying their photo ID. This resulted in a poor experience for our customers. We're sorry and determined to not have this happen again.

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