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   432

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 Present Toshi

Company believes that it can be a starting point for decentralized Internet
16 August 2018   180

Coinbase announced the launch of Coinbase Wallet called Toshi, which the company's specialists have been working on for the past year and a half.

According to the company's representatives, Coinbase Wallet should be viewed not simply as a tool for accessing cryptocurrencies, but as a starting point for decentralized Internet.

We believe that the applications of the future will be built on a decentralized internet (the blockchain). Everyone will own a crypto wallet that allows them to access decentralized applications (dapps) and that wallet will be their gateway to the open financial system.
 

Coinbase

Tooshi development started back in April 2017 under the Ethereum messager Token name. Last months the product development was headed by Peter Kim, the founder of the startup Cipher Browser, which was acquired by Coinbase in April this year.

Toshi features:

  • ERC 20 tokens and Ethereum support
  • Airdrop and ICO tokens support
  • Purchasing and storing crypto collectibles
  • Exchange trade

Coinbase Wallet also allows users to send payments anywhere in the world, giving them access to leading decentralized exchanges and decentralized third-party applications.