Coinbase Stops Multisig Vaults Support

. Support for multi-signature vaults will stop on April 19 this year
23 March 2018   1603

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 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   169

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.