Coinbase UK customers can now enjoy full support for XTZ, DAI, EOS and LINK granting customers access to buy, sell, and trade even more assets through a GBP wallet, funded by a GBP bank account or credit/debit card. This follows the complete reinstatement of our GBP wallet functionality and the recent launch of BAT, ZRX, REP, XLM, and XRP.
Adding support for even more assets brings us closer to our long-term mission to help bring economic freedom, innovation, and equality to everyone, everywhere.
Below are a few details about each of these new assets.
Tezos is a cryptocurrency and decentralized computing platform. Its features include proof of stake consensus, formal verification (which lets developers verify the correctness of their code), and the ability to let stakeholders vote on changes to the protocol. Tezos’s block creation process is called “baking” — Tezos holders who stake their tokens can receive Tezos tokens as a reward for creating and verifying blocks.
Dai (DAI) is a decentralized stablecoin running on Ethereum (ETH) that attempts to maintain a value of $1.00 USD. Unlike centralized stablecoins, Dai isn’t backed by US dollars in a bank account. Instead, it’s backed by collateral on the Maker platform. Note: Coinbase is supporting the Maker foundation’s most recent upgrade from single- to multi-collateral DAI. See our recent blog post for more information.
EOS is a cryptocurrency designed to support large-scale applications. There are no fees to send or receive EOS. Instead, the protocol rewards the entities that run the network periodically with new EOS, effectively substituting inflation for transaction fees.
Chainlink is an Ethereum token that powers the Chainlink decentralized oracle network. This network allows smart contracts on Ethereum to securely connect to external data sources, APIs, and payment systems.
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