Coinbase to Launch Open Source Fund

Coinbase announced the introduction of Open Source Fund from which they will be donating $2500 each month to open source projects
08 February 2018   621

The infamous cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has made an announcement on February 8 of 2018 introducing the Open Source Fund. The decision was made due to the fact that Coinbase has always relied on open source software to build its systems and products, having open sourced pieces of their own work.

Coinbase Open Source Fund will be donating $2500 each month to open source projects, which will be selected by the members of Coinbase’s engineering team based on Coinbase’s current and future use.

As for the February of 2018, Coinbase stated that it will be supporting Javascript projects which are used across several Coinbase web products, such as Mobx, Webpack, Babel, Styled-components

Cryptsy-Coinbase Lawsuit to Head to Jury Trial

In the case a former Cryptsy client claims that Coinbase had to prevent Paul Vernon (CEO of Cryptsy) from laundering stolen money through a wallet at Coinbase
24 April 2018   77

The appeal court of the US state of Georgia approved the lower court's decision to reject the appeal of Coinbase on the suit, according to which the company is accused of not being able to prevent Cryptsy CEO from hiding with the money of his clients. This is reported by CoinDesk.

In the case, plaintiff Brandon Leidel, a former Cryptsy client, claims that Coinbase had to prevent Paul Vernon (CEO of Cryptsy) from laundering money through a wallet at Coinbase.

Vernon used Coinbase to launder millions of dollars he stole from his clients before the collapse of Cryptsy.

Coinbase tried to negotiate the suit in an arbitration court, pointing to the custom agreements that Vernon signed when he started using the purse of the exchange. However, last year the judge ruled that the clients of Cryptsy are not bound by the same agreements as Vernon, and therefore - in this case it is not necessary to make an arbitration award.

Coinbase appealed to this decision, but the district court rejected it.

Leidel does not seek to enforce the terms of the User Agreements, nor does he allege any tort rooted in an allegation that Defendant breached or facilitated a breach of any obligation uniquely imposed by those agreements. In other words, Leidel's claims are viable, if at all, without reference to the User Agreements, as the duties Defendant allegedly breached were not imposed by those agreements.
 

The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

As a result, the case now turns into a jury trial in the form of a class action.

We are pleased, though not surprised, the appellate court affirmed the trial court's decision to keep this dispute in the public view ... We look forward to having Coinbase answer for its role in the millions of dollars in harm suffered by our clients; and we look forward to resolving these claims in court.
 

David Silver

Plantiff

Coinbase did not immediately respond to a request for comment of Coindesk.