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News and Press

Top 6 Bitcoin Companies Based on VC Funding

The Merkle • Feb. 20, 2017

The world of bitcoin and blockchain has attracted a lot of money over the past few years.

Why Coinbase’s Cofounder Is Moving On

Fortune • Jan. 21, 2017

Five years after co-founding Coinbase, one of the most well-funded Bitcoin ventures, Fred Ehrsam has decided to leave the company.

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Blog Posts

A beginner’s guide to Ethereum

February 23, 2017

Controlling your own wealth as a basic human right

January 20, 2017

Coinbase Obtains the Bitlicense

January 17, 2017

Completing our transition to becoming a digital currency company (not just a Bitcoin company)

January 2, 2017
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Founders / Key Team

Fred Ehrsam
Fred Ehrsam

Fred previously traded foreign exchange (FX) at Goldman Sachs in New York and worked at BlackRock, the largest asset manager in the world. Fred holds a B.S. with honors and distinction in Computer Science/Economics from Duke University.

Brian Armstrong
Brian Armstrong
CEO & Founder

Brian previously worked on fraud prevention at Airbnb as a software engineer, and co-founded (used by 28,000 tutors worldwide). He is the creator of one of the first android apps for Bitcoin. He holds a Masters in Computer Science and BA in Economics from Rice University.