Coinbase opens new office in New York City


The cryptocurrency exchange's new office caters to institutional clients. Coinbase plans to expand the operation from 20 employees to 150 by next year. Many of the current staff members were hired from traditional financial institutions such as the NYSE, Barclays, and Citigroup. (Source: CoinDesk)

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