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March 2023

Weekly NFT sales drop, unique buyers surge amid Coinbase’s new NFT airdrop

The number of unique buyers rose to an all-time high this week after crypto exchange Coinbase dropped free NFTs to celebrate the launch of its new Layer 2 network Base.

Blur NFT wash trading soars, fueling market distortions

Top blockchain and crypto news: Blur wash trading explodes. Coinbase extends developer foray with Base test. Hong Kong crypto embrace gets Beijing’s nod.

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SEC warns Coinbase of potential legal action over staking, separately targets Tron founder Sun

U.S. regulators shutter Signature Bank, lender to Paxos, Coinbase, citing systemic risk

Circle joins Crypto.com, Coinbase in cutting ties with embattled crypto bank Silvergate

March 2023

Go ahead and ban staking. Crypto investors will just go elsewhere

The SEC’s latest heavy-handed approach toward crypto will leave investors less protected while benefitting dodgy offshore companies, writes Danny Talwar of Koinly.

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Circle joins Crypto.com, Coinbase in cutting ties with embattled crypto bank Silvergate

Coinbase exchange to delist Binance USD, says stablecoin ‘no longer met our listing standards’

SEC accused of ‘back door’ labeling of crypto as securities in Coinbase insider trading case

Coinbase reports growth in Q4 earnings despite decline in users

Coinbase CEO says he will “happily defend” crypto staking service against claim it’s a securities product

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong says SEC has ‘terrible’ idea to ban crypto staking for U.S. retail customers

February 2023

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Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong says SEC has ‘terrible’ idea to ban crypto staking for U.S. retail customers

Coinbase fined US$3.6 mln by Dutch central bank

Coinbase asks Japan customers to withdraw holdings as it halts operations

Coinbase to cut jobs, shut down most of its cryptocurrency operations in Japan

Coinbase to cut 20% of its remaining workforce

January 2023

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Coinbase to cut 20% of its remaining workforce

Coinbase disables NFT transfer on iOS app, citing hefty in-app fees

December 2022

Bitcoin price falls to more than two-year low amid growing concerns about FTX fallout

Investors are unnerved by the possibility of more failures among companies linked to the now bankrupt FTX exchange, fearing a repeat of the Terra-Luna stablecoin collapse in May that also brought down other businesses.

Singapore’s Tokenize crypto exchange opens platform for institutional investors

Cryptocurrency exchanges in Singapore are shifting focus to heavy-hitter investors, such as family offices and financial institutions, in line with the central bank’s warnings about the risks in retail crypto trading.

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Coinbase disables NFT transfer on iOS app, citing hefty in-app fees

Coinbase CEO reaffirms exchange’s BTC holdings after CZ’s tweet

Cathie Woods buys the dip as Ark Invest scoops up Coinbase, GBTC shares: Bloomberg

Coinbase Custody holds 635,000 BTC on behalf of Grayscale that refuses to share proof of reserves

Crypto winter may last until end of 2023: Coinbase research

Ark Invest swoops in to buy US$21.4 mln in Coinbase shares

Coinbase says it has minimal exposure to FTX, downplays risk

November 2022

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Coinbase says it has minimal exposure to FTX, downplays risk

Blockchain.com granted in-principle approval for Singapore license

Google Cloud partners Coinbase for crypto payments, data services

Crypto exchange Coinbase awarded in-principle license for Singapore

Coinbase says it resolved glitch that blocked trades from U.S. bank accounts

October 2022

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Coinbase says it resolved glitch that blocked trades from U.S. bank accounts

October 2022

Binance-WazirX spat heats up as investors yank funds from Indian exchange

Top blockchain and crypto news: Binance spurns WazirX amid India probe. BlackRock bets on Coinbase. Crypto influencers in China’s crosshairs.

Coinbase-Blackrock deal, India’s blockchain outlook

Coinbase and Blackrock partner up to provide institutional crypto access. Meanwhile, Instagram expands NFT platform.

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Coinbase says it resolved glitch that blocked trades from U.S. bank accounts

What’s in a name? Ethereum domain name creation doubles in four months

Coinbase would shut down ETH staking under regulatory threat, says CEO

Coinbase under investigation by SEC, quarterly report reveals

BlackRock, Coinbase partner to extend crypto trading to institutional investors

August 2022

BSP says no crypto ban; Rehab for crypto addicts

Philippine BSP governor denies plans on banning crypto. Meanwhile, a former Coinbase employee has been arrested for insider trading.

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BlackRock, Coinbase partner to extend crypto trading to institutional investors

Former Coinbase manager arrested on insider trading charges

July 2022

Crypto self-custody is no longer a choice. It’s an imperative.

Celsius and Babel Finance’s freezing of customer accounts highlights the risks of intermediaries, writes Nick Saponaro. Crypto users should take back control.

Crypto rises on Fed hike; Three Arrows insolvency concerns

Bitcoin, Ethereum and TRX recover as the Federal Reserve raises interest rates. Meanwhile, Three Arrows Capital faces liquidation concerns.

‘Buckle up’ for downsizing crypto market as employees laid off

The industry should fasten its seat belt, an industry watcher told Forkast, as the largest of crypto firms headline widespread layoffs amid the 2022 market crunch.

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Former Coinbase manager arrested on insider trading charges

Coinbase lays off 8% of its India workforce

Coinbase, biggest US crypto exchange, cuts workforce by 18%

June 2022

Coinbase blames India’s central bank for exit

The travails of the largest cryptocurrency exchange in the U.S., highlight the perilous path foreign companies have to brave in India’s evolving, but often ambivalent regulatory environment, especially when it comes to new technologies, and industries. 

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Coinbase, biggest US crypto exchange, cuts workforce by 18%

Coinbase halted India services due to RBI’s ‘informal pressure’: Armstrong

Coinbase shares extend free fall on drop in crypto trading, loss

Coinbase NFT marketplace is now open to all

May 2022

Chasing my first crypto wallet down a rabbit hole

In Part 1 of a special Forkast series, crypto newcomer Joel Stein dips a toe into Bitcoin and Doge by opening his first-ever crypto wallet.

Virgil Griffith jailed; Indian exchanges disable UPI

Welcome to The Daily Forkast – April 13, 2022 – Presented by Megha Chaddah. Coming up on today’s show: Former Ethereum developer Virgil Griffith gets 63 months in prison. Coinbase snafu sets cat among the crypto pigeons in India. Huawei becomes latest of China’s tech giants to issue NFTs.  We’ll have more on those stories […]

Coinbase snafu sets the cat among the crypto pigeons in India

Coinbase’s showcasing of support by government-backed National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) set the ball rolling on the cryptocurrency exchange being yanked from the ubiquitous Unified Payments Interface (UPI).

Indian taxes hit trading; Bored Apes movie debut

India’s crypto tax continues to break the crypto industry’s back. Meanwhile, Bored Apes are set to have a movie debut.

Coinbase India setback; Hong Kong’s Bitcoin ATMs

Coinbase’s launch in India is off to a rocky start. Meanwhile, Bitcoin ATMs grow in Hong Kong.

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Coinbase NFT marketplace is now open to all

Bored Apes set for movie debut with Coinbase

Coinbase’s India launch hits road bump

April 2022

Coinbase blocks Russian addresses; Philippines plans CBDC

US crypto exchange Coinbase has blacklisted 25,000 Russian wallet address in response to the ongoing Russian-Ukraine conflict. Meanwhile in Asia, English-language newspaper South China Morning Post announces the launch of its metaverse experience.

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Coinbase’s India launch hits road bump

Public will boycott crypto firms serving Russians: Ukraine minister

Coinbase blocks 25,000 Russian crypto wallet addresses

March 2022

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Coinbase blocks 25,000 Russian crypto wallet addresses

Super Bowl ad blitz not enough for exchanges to top Binance sales

Crypto exchanges compete in Super Bowl ad blitz

February 2022

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Crypto exchanges compete in Super Bowl ad blitz

Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao is the richest Asian, Bloomberg data shows