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Crypto exchange Coinbase looks to expand footprint in Europe

By Reuters_News

16:30, 1 July 2022

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 A representation of the cryptocurrency is seen in front of Coinbase logo in this illustration taken, March 4, 2022.
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By Niket Nishant 

- Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase Global Inc COIN.O said on Friday it was looking to expand in some European markets, even as the digital asset market continues to experience a downturn.

The company is in the process of expanding in France, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands, it said in a blog post, adding that it was aiming to launch its retail, institutional and developer products in all those markets. 

In June, Coinbase slashed 1,100 jobs, constituting nearly 18% of its workforce.

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