Founded in June of 2012, Coinbase is a digital currency wallet and platform where merchants and consumers can transact with new digital currencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum and Litecoin. Bitcoin is the world's most widely used alternative currency with a total market cap of approximately $10 billion.
Our vision is to bring more innovation, efficiency, and equality of opportunity to the world by building an open global financial system. Our first step on that journey is making digital currency accessible and approachable for everyone.
Two principles guide our efforts. First, be the most trusted company in our domain. Second, create user-focused products that are easier and more delightful to use.
Our mission is to create an open financial system for the world. An open financial system is one that is not controlled by any one country or company (just like the internet did for distributing information). We think this is the highest leverage way to bring about more economic freedom, innovation, efficiency, and equality of opportunity in the world. We have a ten year plan to get there.
Imagine if every payment in the world was as fast, cheap, and global as sending an email. Imagine if anyone who had an idea for a product could have customers all over the world from day one. Imagine if anyone with a smartphone had access to the the same financial services we enjoy in the developed world.
An open financial system can be a great equalizer and lift billions out of poverty while accelerating the pace of innovation around the world. This is the best way we know to change the world.
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Mission — Our mission is to to create an open financial system for the world. We believe that open financial systems will increase equality of opportunity by making it easier for people around the world to get access to financial services.
Check out our Secret Master Plan: https://blog.coinbase.com/the-coinbase-secret-master-plan-f4d644443301
Growth — Coinbase has seen tremendous growth across our businesses in 2017, and is the most used digital currency brokerage and exchange. This year, we're launching several new businesses to make it easier for people to use open financial systems, and we need your help!
See what the NY Times had to say about our growth last year: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/06/technology/coinbase-bitcoin.html
Typical teams at Coinbase do two week sprints, continuous integration and deployment multiple times per day (one click deploys), code reviews, working on a team with Product Manager, Engineering Manager and other engineers and sometimes with a designer if user-facing.
Some interesting technical challenges you might experience working at Coinbase includes: working with and building distributed systems, building systems with very high reliability and correctness, dealing with blockchain technology and other crypto assets, taking very complex technical problems and making it easy enough for people in the mainstream to use.
Our culture is best described through the values that every employee at Coinbase embodies:
CLEAR COMMUNICATION We share information efficiently, improving collaboration and productivity. We’re succinct, candid, and kind. We practice active listening. We talk to people directly about issues, instead of concealing or choosing gossip.
POSITIVE ENERGY We’re optimistic about the future and determined to get there. We co-create solutions instead of choosing blame and criticism. We create moments of play at work. We take care of each other and help each other grow.
CONTINUOUS LEARNING We view every situation as an opportunity to learn (especially when the going gets tough). We’re more interested in learning than being right. We value giving and receiving regular feedback. We learn from and mentor those around us.
EFFICIENT EXECUTION We complete high quality work quickly by working smarter, not harder. We value completing tasks, instead of just talking about them. We prefer automation over manual work. We prioritize, focusing on the 20% that will get us 80% of the impact.
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