Are you a bitcoin or ether trader? Learning about cryptocurrencies? Well Coinbase may be one of your first stops, and there is a new Coinbase CEO coming in to pick up the reins at a time when cryptocurrencies are incredibly popular.
An advisor at VC-firm Andresssen Horowitz and former H-P and TD Ameritrade executive, Asiff Hirji has been named new president and COO at cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase.
Trading volume is through the roof at Coinbase, particularly this week, when the exchange had to halt action amid the rush. Coinbase’s most recent funding round late last summer valued the company at $1.6B.
Coinbase is also dealing with a federal court ruling ordering it to turn over to the IRS the records on more than 14K customers.
Bitcoin has had a wild rise this week.