20 Dec 2018 Josphat Kariuki
Coinbase supporting four new currencies, launching Convert and introducing Coinbase Earn
In the latest installment of its coin-listing spree, crypto exchange platform Coinbase will begin to support four new crypto assets. Since October Coinbase has introduced USDC and the BAT token to its listings. On December 18th in a Medium post, the company announced that DAI, Golem, Maker, and Zilliqa will now become available on the exchange, starting with CoinBase Pro. Consequently, they will appear on Coinbase.com and the platform’s mobile apps.
The four new coins will be available in the UK, Canada, EU, Singapore, and Australia. In the US, the following restrictions apply:
• GNT and DAI will be supported in the US, with the exception of New York City
• MKR and ZIL will not be supported in the US, due to conflicts with current regulations
Another new addition is the Convert feature, launched by Coinbase, which allows low-fee currency conversion. The feature will be available on Coinbase.com as well as iOS and Android apps and will cover all 34 countries in which Coinbase operates. Users can presently convert between BTC, ETH, ETC, LTC, ZRX, and BCH.
Finally, Coinbase is introducing a new feature on their website – a learning hub for users which pays them back in crypto assets. The hub is called Coinbase Earn and rewards participants on the platform for performing tasks like watching video content or consuming other educational materials concerning cryptocurrencies. It’s not explicitly stated, but there is a chance that Coinbase Earn is an extension of Earn.com. The last is a startup, recently acquired by the exchange platform, that gives the opportunity to users to monetize their email accounts.
Coinbase Earn is currently accessible by invites only and to start they have developed a 0x (ZRX) page to encourage users to learn more about the asset. When they fill a quiz available on the new page, a small reward is given to them. Only beginner lessons are available for now.Coinbase 0x Golem Golem coin ZRX Coinbase Pro zilliqa maker