Coinbase Acquires Earn.com Project

Earn’s co-founder and CEO will join Coinbase as the company’s first Chief Technology Officer
17 April 2018   492

On April 16, Coinbase cryptocurrency exchange has announced the acquisition of another startup they found promising. Earn.com is a projects which is developing an app which should allow senders to pay users in digital currency for replying to emails and completing tasks.

A week ago we reported about the launch of Coinbase Ventures, whose goal is to help the most compelling companies to flourish, and yesterday we found out that Coinbase buys the open source, decentralized application and wallet, Cipher Browser.

Coinbase and Earn collaborationCoinbase and Earn collaboration

Moreover, along with Earn.com acquisition, Coinbase also welcomed Earn’s co-founder and CEO, Balaji Srinivasan, who will join Coinbase as the company’s first Chief Technology Officer (CTO).

Over the last several years, the primary way most people have obtained cryptocurrency is through buying it, with many of these transactions facilitated by Coinbase. With this acquisition, we allow users to also earn crypto by doing things they already know how to do — like replying to emails and filling out surveys.
 

Earn.com announcement

For the users of Earn.com, everything will continue as before in the short term, with one exception as Earn.com has put the token launch on the back burner and plans to focus on integrating with Coinbase’s infrastructure and scaling up the service.

Coinbase to Issue New Statement

As reported, company says it was wrong about SEC approval of acquisitions of Keystone Capital Corp., Venovate Marketplace Inc. and Digital Wealth LLC
18 July 2018   170

Vice President of Communications of Coinbase Rachel Horwitz denied the information that the company received approval from the Securities and Exchange Commission of the United States for a deal to buy brokerage companies. This is reported by Bloomberg.

It is not correct to say that the SEC and FINRA approved Coinbase’s purchase of Keystone because SEC was not involved in the approval process. The SEC’s approval is not required for the change of control application. Coinbase has discussed aspects of its proposed operations, including the acquisition of the Keystone Entity, on an informal basis with several members of SEC staff.
 

Rachel Horwitz

Vice President of Communications, Coinbase

On Monday, a spokesman for Coinbase said that the company received permission from the SEC and the Agency for Regulation of Financial Institutions (FINRA) to purchase Keystone Capital Corp., Venovate Marketplace Inc. and Digital Wealth LLC.

However, despite the refutation from Rachel Horwitz, Coinbase still intends to obtain a license to carry out brokerage activities.