How the Coinbase Security team deployed CTFd to Power our First Capture the Flag contest at Defcon 27

Our vendor choices were typically determined by our own familiarity. We used AWS as our infrastructure provider, and we used Cloudflare as our DoS protection for similar reasons. For email and email verification, we used SES to trigger an email forwarder lambda and save a copy of the email to an S3 bucket. The lambda then pulled the email from the S3 bucket and forwarded the contents to the recipients defined in the lambda. Eventually, we swapped out our EC2 instance hosting an Ethereum node with Infura as this gave…

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 States-based crypto exchange and wallet provider Coinbase, Jump Capital as well as existing investors such…

Coinbase Eyes European Growth After Winning Irish E-Money License

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has been granted an e-money license by the Central Bank of Ireland. Writing in a company blog Saturday, Coinbase UK CEO Zeeshan Feroz said the exchange is one of the very first firms to receive the license from the central bank, following a Dublin office opening a year ago. The license will also help open up EU and European Economic Area (EEA) markets for Coinbase customers, Feroz said. Speaking on the announcement, state-sponsored business development agency IDA Ireland – which was set up to attract foreign investment to…

Coinbase is granted an e-money licence in Ireland

Coinbase becomes one of just a few companies to receive the e-money licence, which will enable us to expand our Irish operation and ultimately deliver a better product to customers across some of our fastest-growing markets. At the end of 2018, we announced our first step into Ireland with a new office in Dublin — one of the capitals of Europe’s burgeoning cryptoeconomy. Today, we are happy to announce that we have been granted an e-money licence by the Central Bank of Ireland. Europe represents a huge opportunity for Coinbase…

Coinbase Gets E-Money License In Ireland, Expanding European Foothold

Coinbase is expanding its European foothold with an e-money license from the Central Bank of Ireland. “One of just a few companies” On Oct. 11, Zeeshan Feroz, the CEO of the United Kingdom arm of San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase, announced that the exchange had become “one of just a few companies,” to have received an e-money license in Ireland. Coinbase opened its first office in Dublin, Ireland, in October 2018 to help expand its operations in Europe and as a contingency plan for when the U.K. leaves the EU.…

Coinbase Custody now supports Maker Governance

Coinbase Custody continues to pioneer active crypto-network participation directly from our industry-leading offline storage. Starting today, all clients who hold MKR in their Coinbase Custody account can participate in Maker Governance. We’re especially excited to launch this capability ahead of the upcoming MakerDAO MCD vote on 11/15/19. Maker voting dashboard inside Coinbase Custody To date, crypto asset managers have been forced to withdraw their funds from 3rd-party custodians to participate in on-chain governance. This has kept many would-be voters on the sidelines as these potential participants need to avoid the…

Coinbase Pro Releases iOS Mobile App, Promising Usability and Mobility

Major American cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has launched a mobile app for its professional trading platform Coinbase Pro.  Coinbase introduced the app in an Oct. 10 announcement. It provides access to more than 50 trading pairs for users in over 100 countries, and generally duplicates the platform’s features including real-time candles, depth charts, order books and types. Coinbase Pro’s mobile app users will pay the same fees for orders as those executed on the desktop platform. Although the Coinbase Pro mobile app is currently only available for iOS users, an app for Android…

New Coinbase Pro Mobile App Caters to Crypto Power Users

Coinbase is building a new mobile app for clients of its professional trading platform. The U.S.-based crypto exchange announced the new product Thursday, claiming the app would provide Coinbase Pro customers with a more efficient mobile trading experience Mobile trading has been one of the most-requested products from the company, Coinbase said in a blog post. Right now the app is only available on the Apple app store, though there are plans to bring it to Android. “Until now, our customers have had to make a choice: usability or mobility,”…

Coinbase Custody to support Telegram Open Network (GRM), Solana (SOL) & Orchid (OXT)

Support for these assets will be available upon each network’s launch. Over the last year, our industry leading security combined with our native ability to support participation and OTC trading for assets held offline has led Coinbase Custody to become the world’s largest and fastest growing crypto-native custodian. As our client base has grown we’ve been busy adding new features and support for the assets that our clients need. The primary factor we consider when deciding which assets to support is clients demand — particularly around new network launches. Today,…