Coinbase released statement regarding BTG and SegWit2X

Coinbase will keep the BTC ticker for the original bitcoin chain and at this this stage it doesn't plan to charge BTG to users
24 October 2017   2631

Coinbase has issued a new statement regarding the SegWit2x and Bitcoin Gold hardforks, confirming that, if SegWit2x implemented, it will keep the BTC ticker for the original bitcoin chain.

The new chain, respectively, will be assigned a B2X ticker.

Any customer with a BTC balance on Coinbase at the time of the fork will be credited with an equal amount of the B2X asset on the Bitcoin2x blockchain. No action is required — we will automatically credit your account. So, if you have 5 BTC stored on Coinbase before the fork; you will have 5 BTC and 5 B2X following the event.
 

David Farmer
Director of Comms, Coinbase

Refusal to confirm that the original bitcoin will retain the ticker BTC led to fierce criticism of Coinbase and even led to the fact that the largest today crypto-currency company was on the "black list" of Bitcoin.org.

However, now the company has confirmed that all users whose accounts at the moment of fork (block 494,784, tentatively on November 16) will have bitcoins, the corresponding number of B2X coins will be credited. Purchase, sale, as well as deposit and withdrawal of funds will be stopped 24 hours before the fork.

In the future, the company expects that within the next 24 hours the purchase and sale of BTC and B2x will be activated, deposits and withdrawal of funds should become available within 48 hours after the end of the year.

Also, Coinbase confirmed its position on Bitcoin Gold hardfork, saying that at this stage it does not plan to charge BTG coins to users, but it will be ready to do as soon as "blockchain proves to be secure and valuable".

Information about this fork (BTG) has been limited and there are concerns about its security and stability. As a result, we do not believe it is safe to allow support for Bitcoin Gold at this time. If the blockchain proves to be secure and valuable, Coinbase may choose to support it. At that point, your account will be credited with an amount of Bitcoin Gold equal to your Bitcoin (BTC) balance at the time of the fork.
 

David Farmer
Director of Comms, Coinbase

Coinbase to Present Toshi

Company believes that it can be a starting point for decentralized Internet
16 August 2018   176

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.