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Brian Armstrong, the CEO of cryptocurrency trading scaffold Coinbase, wants to make his company world — maybe on the blockchain.

Onstage at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2018, Armstrong dished on his ambitions for the future of Coinbase.


Armstrong didn’t rule out going public on the blockchain. He said he’s even considered going public on his own platform.


Coinbase now substantiates buying and exchanging Ethereum Classic

An innovative outlet would be very on-brand for Coinbase. As one of a very early musicians in crypto-mania, the company has certainly had to shape occasions up as it runs. It’s worked, as Armstrong said; the company is productive and was the first-ever cryptocurrency startup to garner a billion-dollar valuation.

Founded in 2012, Coinbase is backed by IVP, Spark Capital, Greylock Partners, Battery Ventures, Section 32, Draper Associates and more. The companionship was valued at $1.6 billion in August 2017 with a $100 million Series D last year.The financing was reportedly the largest-ever for a crypto startup.

Watch the full interview with Brian Armstrong below.

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