Coinbase formally announced a new round of funding, pushing their valuation to $8 billion. In a Series E round of fresh capital several prominent venture capital firms invested in the worlds most visible crypto currency exchange.
Per a Medium post:
Today, we’re pleased to announce that Coinbase will add an additional $300 million of investment at a post-money valuation of over $8 billion to accelerate the adoption of cryptocurrencies and digital assets. The Series E equity round is led by Tiger Global Management, with participation from Y Combinator Continuity, Wellington Management, Andreessen Horowitz, Polychain and others.
Coinbase will use this financing to accelerate:
- Global expansion–building the infrastructure between fiat and crypto in regulated markets around the world;
- Offering more crypto assets, quickly — we see hundreds of cryptocurrencies that could be added to our platform today and we will lay the groundwork to support thousands in the future;
- Utility applications for crypto — like the recently announced support for a stablecoin (USDC) on Coinbase and our continued development of Coinbase Wallet; and
- Bringing institutions into crypto — adding features and crypto assets to our Custody offering to bring more institutional funds into the space.
Coinbase is, and will remain, a crypto-first company. More than anything, we’re proud of the millions of people that have turned to Coinbase as their entry-point into crypto. We take that responsibility very seriously. We strive to be the easy, trusted way for anyone to get started with cryptocurrencies. We see Coinbase’s growth as validation that the ecosystem will only continue to grow in size, influence and impact — ultimately ushering in a more open financial system for the world.
Coinbase continues to build infrastructure that assumes a long term position that digital assets are here to stay and they want to stay way out front from a marketing leadership standpoint.