Citing anonymous sources familiar with the matter, Recode states that Coinbase is in talks with Tiger Global and its shareholders regarding a possible $500 million investment. The sources reportedly said that Coinbase would add $250 million to its treasury, while another $250 billion could be slated for buying out existing investors.
Recently, Coinbase introduced a new product called “Coinbase Bundle,” which it purports will simplify the crypto trading process. Coinbase Bundles is a basket of five cryptocurrencies supported on Coinbase — Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), and Ethereum Classic (ETC) — and purchased in proportion to their market capitalization in U.S. dollars.
Coinbase has also on-boarded a host of talent from traditional financial institutions as well as big name tech companies like Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon, and Google. Today, Coinbase announced that Chris Dodds, a member of the board at Charles Schwab, would be joining the exchange’s board to contribute to the Coinbase’s expansion in terms of its financial services capabilities.
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