Coinbase Stops Multisig Vaults Support

. Support for multi-signature vaults will stop on April 19 this year
23 March 2018   811

The American cryptocurrency company Coinbase stops multisig vaults support, whose additional level of security is provided by the multi-signature function. This is reported by Bitcoin.com.

Among the main reasons for this decision, representatives of the company call the low popularity of this option among customers, as well as negative feedback from them. Support for multi-signature vaults will stop on April 19 this year.

By removing this functionality, engineering time spent on supporting multisig vaults can be reallocated to continued investment in the security and reliability of our platform, which is of critical importance to our customers.
 

Coinbase Team

Also company explained that the increase in the number of bitcoin hardforks complicates the maintenance of such vaults, as well as ensuring the possibility of withdrawing coins that appear as a result of these events.

For users of multisig vaults, the company recommends making sure that they have two private keys required to manage their assets.

Coinbase Capitalization to Exceed $8B

Another financial round, headed by  Tiger Global Management, brought $300M to the company
30 October 2018   134

The American cryptocurrency company Coinbase raised $ 300 million in the framework of a round of financing for the E Series, which was led by the American hedge fund Tiger Global Management. Y Combinator Continuity, Wellington Management, Andreessen Horowitz, Polychain and other companies took part in financial round too.

Thus, according to the company's estimates, its capitalization has already exceeded $ 8 billion, and the annual profit at the same time, according to Bloomberg, may be about $ 1.3 billion.

Coinbase intends to use funds for global expansion, expansion of listing, development of various utilitarian applications and attraction of institutional institutions to the industry.

Company became the first unicorn in the cryptocurrency sphere after the closing of the round of financing for the Serie D in August 2017.

Earlier in the media it was reported that Coinbase could enter the IPO after another investment.