Dai (DAI) is now available on Coinbase – The Coinbase Blog

Starting today, Coinbase supports Dai (DAI) at Coinbase.com and in the Coinbase Android and iOS apps. Coinbase customers can now buy, sell, convert, send, receive, or store DAI. DAI will be available for customers in most jurisdictions, but will not initially be available for residents of the state of New York. According to the DAI whitepaper, DAI is a decentralized stablecoin running on Ethereum that was designed with a goal of maintaining a target value of approximately US$1.00. Unlike most centralized stablecoins, DAI isn’t backed by US dollars in a…

Coinbase Now Supports Another Stablecoin, MakerDAO’s Dai

Major cryptocurrency platform Coinbase now supports stablecoin Dai (DAI), according to an official press release on May 23. Coinbase says that the token can be purchased and sold, sent and received, and converted or stored in most jurisdictions on its platform, with the exception of New York, for now. DAI is designed to maintain a 1:1 value with the U.S. dollar, but is backed collateral on the MKR platform. Both Ethereum-based token MKR and DAI are issued by MakerDAO. However, DAI has been worth under $1 for much of 2019,…

Coinbase Opens DAI Stablecoin Trading to Retail Customers

Crypto exchange Coinbase will now let its retail customers buy or trade the DAI stablecoin, so long as they don’t live in New York. The exchange announced Thursday that it was adding DAI on its website, as well as its Android and iOS apps, letting customers buy, sell, convert, trade or store the stablecoin. Customers in every jurisdiction – except New York initially – can now access the cryptocurrency, which runs on top of the ethereum blockchain. Although Coinbase did not explain why the token is not yet available in New…

Coinbase Now Lets Merchants Accept Payments in USDC Stablecoin

Coinbase Commerce, the cryptocurrency exchange’s merchants payments offering, has added support for the dollar-pegged stablecoin USD Coin (USDC). The development means businesses can now receive payments in USDC from customers “in minutes with zero transaction fees” and no chargebacks, Coinbase announced in a blog post on Monday. “Unlike accepting credit card payments, merchants can accept USD Coin without geographical limitations or the need for a traditional bank account,” the firm said. Coinbase Commerce was launched in February 2018 and offers support for bitcoin (BTC), bitcoin cash (BCH), ether (ETH) and litecoin…

Accept USD Coin with Coinbase Commerce – The Coinbase Blog

Today we’re excited to announce that businesses can now accept USD Coin with Coinbase Commerce. USD Coin (USDC) is a US dollar-backed stablecoin brought to you by Circle and Coinbase. Accepting USD Coin gives our merchants many of the benefits of accepting cryptocurrency but at a stable price: no transaction fees, no chargebacks, and full control over funds. Coinbase Commerce is a service launched early last year that enables merchants to accept multiple cryptocurrencies directly into a user-controlled wallet. Coinbase Commerce can be directly integrated into a merchant’s checkout flow…

Coinbase Earn Now Available to the Public in Over 100 Countries

Major crypto platform Coinbase has opened its Coinbase Earn program to the public in over 100 countries, according to a press release on May 17. As Cointelegraph reported, Coinbase first announced the program at the end of 2018 as an invite-only initiative. This pilot period let users earn cryptocurrency by learning about the ERC-20 token “0x” (ZRX). Coinbase stated that according to a survey they conducted, uninformed users were reluctant to invest in crypto but were eager to learn: “…one of the biggest barriers preventing people from exploring a new…

Coinbase Negotiates Acquisition of Xapo’s Bitcoin Custody Business

American major cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase is reportedly negotiating the acquisition of the bitcoin (BTC) custody business of cryptocurrency wallet provider Xapo, technology-focused media outlet the Block reported on May 16. Sources familiar with the matter reportedly told the Block that Coinbase has been vying with the digital currency wing of United States financial services giant Fidelity, Fidelity Digital Assets, for Xapo over the past several weeks to advance its custody business. Following the closure of the deal, Coinbase will reportedly pay about $50 million in cash to Xapo, with a…

Coinbase Earn now allows users in 100+ countries to earn their share of $100M+ in cryptocurrency

Beginning today, users in more than 100 countries can start earning cryptocurrency by completing educational tasks at coinbase.com/earn. Introduced in 2018, Coinbase Earn enables Coinbase users to earn crypto for answering quizzes, completing tasks, and trying new decentralized protocols. Asset issuers likewise use Coinbase Earn to teach people how to use their new cryptocurrencies and blockchain projects. Earn opportunities are currently publicly available for Stellar Lumens (XLM), ZCash (ZEC), Basic Attention Token (BAT), and 0x (ZRX), with many more coming soon. As of today, we’re opening up Coinbase Earn to…

Coinbase CEO Teases Launch of Debit Card in the U.S.

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong has announced that the company is working on introducing its debit card to customers in the U.S. Armstrong’s announcement came in a live AMA session on YouTube on May 16, 2019, during which he fielded questions and touched on various topics such as community trust ratings for altcoins and fraud prevention. While he did confirm that the debit card is coming to U.S. customers, he didn’t divulge a specific release date. Last month, Coinbase launched the Coinbase Card, a Visa-based debit card which, according to the…

Coinbase Custody Has $1 Billion of Crypto Under Management

During an on-stage discussion at Consensus, Brian Armstrong, CEO of major United States cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase, said that its custody service has already received $1 billion in crypto under management. Coindesk reported on Armstrong’s comments on Wednesday, May 15. Panel moderator and Wall Street Journal reporter Paul Vigna asked Armstrong about the perspectives of institutional investments in the crypto industry. In response, the Coinbase CEO provided an example of his own company, noting that Coinbase Custody managed to get $1 billion in assets under management in just 12 months after…