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Coinbase gets board OK to add $500 million in crypto to balance
Coinbase, the world's first publicly traded crypto exchange ($COIN), announced it will be adding $500M in cryptoassets to its balance sheet, and investing 10% of its profits moving forward in crypto.
Based on quarterly earnings disclosure, that means, last quarter they would have bought $160 million worth. So this represents an investment of roughly $600 million to $1 billion per year.
Why this is significant: This decision required executives to receive board approval. This move makes Coinbase the first publicly traded company to hold Ether (ETH) on their balance sheet. No wonder the crypto prices nudged up this past week, with bitcoin hovering near $50,000 now.
Walmart hiring crypto expert to develop digital currency strategy
According to a recent LinkedIn job advertisement, Walmart is hiring a cryptocurrency product leader. The ad describes the person the company is looking for as a “visionary leader,” responsible for developing the Digital Currency strategy.
The company is hiring an expert in Digital Currencies/Cryptocurrency and Blockchain to drive the vision for the product and capabilities roadmap and to identify crypto related investment and partnerships.
Interesting note: Walmart’s job ad was spotted weeks after rumors that Amazon could make a big entrance into the crypto market and listed its own related position for a Digital Currency and Blockchain Lead. The battle of the ecommerce giants continues onward.
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Arry is the Chair of the Cascadia Blockchain Council, a group supported by the Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA), the largest US tech association representing technology companies from Oregon to British Columbia. She is also the co-organizer for the States' Assn for Blockchain and was one of the early pioneers that completed a $32m tokensale in an Initial Coin Offering (ICO) back in 2017. She founded the Cascadia Blockchain Council in 2018 and has been an avid educator, advocate, investor, and innovator in the space since 2016.