Coinbase has come a long way since its launch in 2012. The company has raised more than $ 225 million and has opened the way for cryptocurrencies to enter the mainstream by providing a digital currency exchange. That’s why we are absolutely delighted that Coinbase co-founder and CEO Brian Armstrong, joins us on the main stage of TechCrunch Disrupt SF in September.
Armstrong worked as a developer for IBM and a consultant at Deloitte before joining Airbnb as a software engineer in 2011. At Airbnb, Armstrong focused on fraud prevention, giving him the opportunity to Learn about payment systems in the 190 countries served by Airbnb.
In 2012, Armstrong co-founded Coinbase and gave the opportunity to a group of cryptocurrency enthusiasts to exchange their usd for bitcoins, and later the digital currency of their choice. Coinbase currently serves more than 10 million customers in 32 countries, providing custody of more than $ 10 billion in digital assets.
In fact, Coinbase was valued at $ 1.6 billion as a result of a $ 100 million round of funding in August 2017.
In April, the company unveiled a seed fund for cryptocurrency startups and acquired Earn.com for $ 100 million. As part of the acquisition, the company made Balaji Srinivasan its first CTO.
It was also reported that Coinbase approached the SEC to become an authorized brokerage and electronic trading site, which would allow the company to expand beyond the four pieces (Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Litecoin)
As recently as yesterday, Coinbase announced that it would offer a new range of services for institutional investors, who are starting to warm up to cryptocurrencies.
There is a lot to discuss with Armstrong in September, and we are absolutely delighted to have joined him on the SF Disrupt agenda. You can go here to buy tickets. We’ll see each other there!