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  • Coinbase Showcases Bitcoin-backed Cash Loans

    Coinbase – the leading US cryptocurrency exchange – has announced that US customers will soon be able to borrow up to 30% cash positions against their Bitcoin. US customers in select states will soon be able to borrow 30% of your Bitcoin holdings in cash. Eligible customers are invited to sign up on the waitlist for early access on Coinbase today. Learn more here: https://t.co/2cTkGyxLEc pic.twitter.com/MrL5r4TyPf
    — Coinbase (@coinbase) August 12, 2020  
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  • Reflections on Bitcoin Transaction Batching

    How batching payments has benefited our customers, internal operations, and the overall Bitcoin networkBy Brock MillerEarlier this year, Coinbase rolled out Bitcoin transaction batching. Since launching, we have batched 100% of Coinbase Consumer and Coinbase Pro customer send requests for Bitcoin. Over this time, we’ve realized 75.2% savings in transaction fees and have passed all of those savings on to our customers. We’ve also reduced our daily transaction count by 95%. In this blog post, we’l… … More

  • DeFi Is Doing to Money What Email Did to the Postal Service

    An excerpt from our recent Ethereum ecosystem report on the exponential opportunity of decentralized finance.The following is an excerpt of DeFi Dad’s closing commentary from the Q2 Ethereum DeFi Report. For tutorials on DeFi basics, yield farming, and more, check out his YouTube Channel.Years from now, I believe Q2 2020 will be looked upon as a turning point in the rise of DeFi and a cementing of Ethereum’s inescapable network effects. Everything worth building is being built on Ethereum, and t… … More

  • The State of the Ethereum Network: 5 Years Running

    Looking back on the first five years of our ecosystem’s quest to upgrade the Internet.First, no one’s heard of you.Then they’ve heard of you but think you’re nuts.Then they understand your product, but think it has no opportunity.Then they view your product as a toy.Then they see it as an amazing toy.Then they start using it.Then they couldn’t imagine life without it.–Morgan Housel, “When You Change the World and No One Notices”No One’s Heard of YouEthereum is now the most actively developed, mo… … More

  • Trading is Live on Dharma

    Starting today, Dharma users can trade any of the 2000+ tokens in Uniswap. And as a celebration of this milestone, Dharma is offering a no-fee, no-gas promotion for one full month (30 July – 30 Aug). Trading on Dharma is simple and powerful! Step 1: Deposit ETH or ERC20s into your Dharma account by sending assets to your Dharma Smart Wallet address (displayed in your Portfolio). Step 2: Navigate to the Swap Tab (leftmost tab) Step 3: Input the tokens and amounts t… … More

  • Who should join Coinbase: Builders

    Coinbase is an exciting and unique company and as we continue growing, it’s important that we create a strong culture. I few years ago, I wrote in the Coinbase culture doc:Hire buildersWe hire people who are passionate about creating new products with technology. We look for entrepreneurs who are comfortable with ambiguity. We prefer to work with people who actually execute toward ideas, instead of just coming up with them. When the creative moment strikes, we try not to let big company process … … More

  • Around the Block #7: Understanding yield farming and the latest developments in DeFi

    Coinbase Around the Block, sheds light on key issues in the crypto space. In this edition, Justin Mart explores the rapidly evolving DeFi landscape and the emergence of “yield farming”, as well as other notable news in the space.DeFi and the Yield Farming PhenomenonDeFi protocols exploded in all metrics over the last month, passing $3B in Total Value Locked (TVL), triggered by the launch of the Compound governance token ($COMP) and subsequent “yield farming.”What is Yield Farming?Most crypto pro… … More

  • The Future of Alethio

    We’re saying goodbye to the Alethio brand. But the data services and content aren’t going anywhere.Hopefully, many of you reading this have been part of the Alethio community for quite some time. You’ve been with us as we’ve rolled out products, features, APIs, blog posts, data studies, publications and more. We’ve been at the forefront of providing relevant, real-time, critical on-chain data to the Ethereum ecosystem, powering everything from DeFi applications to curious blockchain investigatio… … More

  • Kaiko Launches Cryptocurrency Derivatives Data

    Live derivatives data for options, futures, and perpetual futures now availableThe Kaiko team is pleased to announce the launch of our derivatives data product. With the growth of derivatives markets over the past year, we made the strategic decision to build out our derivatives data coverage to complement our existing market data offering, providing traders and researchers a more complete suite of data products.Now available through our API are measures such as implied volatility, open interest… … More

  • An Analysis of Cryptocurrency Whale Trade Size and Direction

    Part 1: Where are whale trades made?Key Insights:OKEx had the most number of whale trades, the largest average whale trade size, and the largest daily trade every day for the month of June.LMAX Digital had the highest average overall trade size (.69 BTC), nearly double that of the second highest ranked exchange Bitstamp (.37 BTX).Exchanges that had lower average trade sizes such as OKEx, Binance and Huobi, had higher average whale trade sizes, indicating that high-volume, more “retail-oriented” … … More

  • An Analysis of Whale Trade Size and Direction

    Part 1: Where are whale trades made?Key Insights:OKEx had the most number of whale trades, the largest average whale trade size, and the largest daily trade every day for the month of June.LMAX Digital had the highest average overall trade size (.69 BTC), nearly double that of the second highest ranked exchange Bitstamp (.37 BTX).Exchanges that had lower average trade sizes such as OKEx, Binance and Huobi, had higher average whale trade sizes, indicating that high-volume, more “retail-oriented” … … More

  • Looking Back at 5 Years of Proof of Work

    Our latest report reviews the performance of Ethereum’s consensus mechanism since 2015 and looks ahead to Ethereum 2.0’s Proof of Stake.Proof of Work has upheld the Ethereum ecosystem since its launch in 2015. Since then, a number of on- and off-chain events-including security events, network upgrades, and market forces-have influenced how miners and mining pools have interacted with the network.A visualization of the funds flowing from mining pools on the Ethereum network.Historically, mining d… … More

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