Coinbase, Bitfinex Crypto Exchanges Add SegWit Software To Speed Transactions

Announcements, Blockchain, Investing, News | February 21, 2018 By:

Cryptocurrency exchanges Coinbase and Bitfinex have announced they are adopting SegWit software to speed up transactions and lower fees.

Segregated Witness, or SegWit,  increases the block size for bitcoin’s blockchain. The larger capacity speeds transactions, which sometimes get clogged. Bitfinex handles about 18 percent of US crypto trading,


Bitcoin Tax Software NODE40 Now Supports Coinbase Users

Announcements, News | February 8, 2018 By:

Blockchain governance company Node40 has announced that its bitcoin tax software, called NODE40 Balance, now support Coinbase account holders.

Based in New York, Node40 provides tax compliance to cryptocurrency traders globally. On January 30, Canadian cryptocurrency mining company Hashchain Technology announced that it reached a deal to acquire Node40 for $8 million,


Coinbase Teams With Trading Technologies Int’l For Bitcoin Futures Platform

FinTech, Investing, News | January 25, 2018 By:

Coinbase, the largest US cryptocurrency exchange, is joining forces with Trading Technologies International, a Chicago tech provider for banks, market-makers and trading shops, to create a platform to trade bitcoin and futures.

The new venture is expected to launch in March. Trading Technologies International (which goes by TT) provides tools that allow trading cash against futures in other markets.


Coinbase Exchange Hires Twitter Exec To Lead Customer Service

Job Appointments | January 23, 2018 By:

Former Twitter executive Tina Bhatnagar will be joining cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase as VP of Operations and Technology.

Bhatnagar, who at Twitter was VP of operations and user services, will lead all operational teams related to Coinbase and GDAX customers. She will be tasked to ensure Coinbase meets its commitments to double the size of its support team over the next three months and expand 24/7 phone support to all customers by Q2 2018.