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News and Press

Coinbase Seeks Patent for Bitcoin Private Key Security System

CoinDesk • Dec. 2, 2016

Bitcoin and ether exchange startup Coinbase is seeking a patent for a security system for bitcoin private keys.

Jumio adds facial recognition, enables Coinbase, releases mobile banking study

Biometric Update • Nov. 2, 2016

Jumio has added biometric facial recognition capabilities to its digital ID verification technology, Netverify.

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Blog Posts

Protecting Customer Privacy

November 18, 2016

The New Coinbase: Faster, Sleeker, Simpler

November 8, 2016

ETC Withdrawals

November 7, 2016

Update for Customers with Ethereum Stored on Coinbase

October 14, 2016
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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.