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Aidan Ryan

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Aidan Ryan is a reporter for The Information, covering crypto. He previously was an intern for The Information and covered politics for the Boston Globe. Aidan graduated from Harvard College in 2021 with a degree in social studies and served as president of The Harvard Crimson. Originally from New Hampshire, he lives in Brooklyn and can be reached at [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @aidanfitzryan.

Brian Armstrong, chief executive officer of Coinbase Global Inc. Photo by Bloomberg.

Coinbase Is Dialing Back Aggressive Hiring Plans Amid Crypto Downturn

May 17, 2022 · 9:00 AM PDT
The move marks a retreat from plans to triple the size of the company, and comes as Coinbase looks to rein in losses.

Celsius Mining Confidentially Files for Public Listing

May 16, 2022 · 7:40 AM PDT
The subsidiary of Celsius Network, last valued at $3 billion in October, would join a small number of crypto companies that are public.

Sam Bankman-Fried Buys 7.6% Stake in Robinhood

May 12, 2022 · 3:02 PM PDT
Shares of the online investment platform were up 25% in after-hours trading.

Former Meta Crypto Executive David Marcus Launches Startup

May 12, 2022 · 2:27 PM PDT
Lightspark is Marcus’s first venture since working at Facebook, now known as Meta Platforms, where he first oversaw Facebook messenger and later headed its crypto efforts.
Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong. Photo by Bloomberg.

Coinbase Reports Drop in Revenue, Active Users

May 10, 2022 · 3:06 PM PDT
Shares of Coinbase ended down 13% ahead of its first quarter results, bringing the stock to an all-time low closing price of $73. Shares tumbled an additional 15% in after-market trading.

Coinbase Ends Deal Talks With Parent Company of Brazilian Crypto Exchange

May 4, 2022 · 8:35 AM PDT
Acquiring the Brazilian exchange could have aided Coinbase in its push to expand its services globally.
Crypto M&A Surges as Startups Become Targets—and Buyers

Coinbase Borrows Goldman Sachs’ First Bitcoin-Backed Loan

May 3, 2022 · 1:10 PM PDT
The loan, the firm’s first backed by the cryptocurrency, is a move that reflects Wall Street’s growing acceptance of digital assets.
A Bored Apes display at the Bored & Hungry restaurant in Long Beach, Calif. Photo by Bloomberg
Robinhood CEO Vlad Tenev. Photo: Bloomberg. Art by Mike Sullivan

Robinhood Revenue Slumps 43%, Users Drop

April 28, 2022 · 2:44 PM PDT
Shares of the company have fallen 74% from its July IPO price as of market close on Thursday. Robinhood stock tumbled another 11% in after-hours trading after the company reported results.
Inca Digital CEO on the Crypto Hacks That Keep on Coming. Photo: Inca Digital

Fidelity to Offer Exposure to Bitcoin Through 401(k) Plans

April 26, 2022 · 7:44 AM PDT
Fidelity, which is the biggest U.S. retirement plan provider, works with more than 20,000 companies.

OpenSea Acquires NFT Aggregator Gem

April 25, 2022 · 3:39 PM PDT
The deal will help OpenSea better serve its more sophisticated users, OpenSea co-founder and CEO Devin Finzer said in a blog post.

Coinbase CEO Criticizes Apple for ‘Potential Antitrust Issues’

April 23, 2022 · 6:38 PM PDT
Apple’s App Store prohibits crypto apps from giving currency to users who complete certain tasks like encouraging others to download the app.

Stripe Partners with Twitter on Crypto Payouts for Creators

April 22, 2022 · 9:18 AM PDT
The move is the latest initiative from Stripe to expand its support for crypto, four years after it abandoned support for Bitcoin payments.

Coinbase Launches NFT Marketplace

April 20, 2022 · 7:44 AM PDT
The launch comes as NFT trading volume has fallen significantly from recent highs.

Blockchain.com Reportedly Planning IPO for Later This Year

April 19, 2022 · 1:20 PM PDT
The London-based crypto exchange was last valued at $14 billion after raising a Series D round in March.