Coinbase CEO to Launch Charity Crypto Fund

At the moment, the fund has already raised $ 3.5 million, of which $ 1 million was personally invested by Armstrong
28 June 2018   1640

Brian Armstrong, co-founder and CEO of Coinbase, announced the launch of a charitable cryptocurrency fund called GiveCrypto. Armstrong plans to attract $ 1 billion in the next two years. This is reported by Brian himself via Twitter.

According to Armstrong, having managed to earn big money on bitcoin and other crypto-currencies, community members should help the needy all over the world, and not position themselves as cool guys in Lamborghini. This will help to open new scenarios for the use of cryptocurrency, and, undoubtedly, will promote its further popularization.

He also noted that donations in the cryptocurrency can reach people directly, eliminating the likelihood of corruption and abuse.

Cryptocurrency is unique in that it can be used to send small amounts of money anywhere in the world, in real-time directly to an individual in need — they just need a mobile device with an internet connection. With distribution of aid to foreign countries, high fees and corruption are unfortunately common; cryptocurrency is a way of circumventing both.
 

Brian Armstrong

CEO, Coinbase

To date, the fund has already raised $ 3.5 million, of which $ 1 million was personally invested by Armstrong. Also reported that the contribution of more than $ 1 million was made by the executive chairman and co-founder of Ripple Chris Larsen.

Other contributors are Chinese mining giant Bitmain and venture capitalist Fred Wilson; they contributed more than $ 100,000 each.

GiveCrypto plans to start helping those in need after the amount of donations reaches $ 10 million, but the long-term goal of the fund is $ 1 billion over the next two years.

Coinbase to Appear in San Francisco District Court

Exchange representatives must appear in court due to issues related to BCH trading launch in 2017
07 August 2019   173

San Francisco District Court judge Vince Chhabria ruled that the latter showed negligence and “clear incompetence generated by haste” when it started trading in Bitcoin Cash (BCH) on Coinbase. Now Coinbase, apparently, will be forced to stand trial, Bloomberg reports.

So, at the end of 2017, the exchange opened BCH trading, but was forced to suspend operations after 2 minutes due to high volatility and suspicious price increases - the coin began to grow rapidly several hours before the announcement of Coinbase.

Then the company was accused of insider trading, later crypto enthusiasts even began to find confirmation of this.

According to the judge, the users who bought VSN at inflated prices were primarily affected. He noted that the suspension of trading was too hasty and disrupted the normal functioning of the market.

BCH buyers claim that Coinbase could have announced a bid in advance to prevent a price spike, but it did not. The judge agreed with this opinion and noted that shortly before the launch of BCH trading on Coinbase, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange opened trading in bitcoin futures, which could become a factor of too much market participants' recovery.

According to the publication, Coinbase has not yet commented on the court decision.

Recall that in March 2018, a class action lawsuit was filed against the company, in which Coinbase was accused of “artificially overpricing” Bitcoin Cash through trading based on insider data.