Coinbase has added more fuel to the #DeleteCoinbase movement after revealing its previous chain analysis service provider sold client data to “outside sources.”
If you’re expecting to hear from Coinbase over its monumental PR gaffe, you may be waiting for some time. In fact, beyond a blog post announcing the acquisition of Neutrino (brandished by Reporters Without Borders as an “Enemy of the Internet”) and then a later slip about leaking client data, the silence has been deafening.
The Coinbase Neutrino Scandal
Among the rising anger across social media and the hashtag that has appeared #DeleteCoinbase, if you want a quick snapshot of the sequence of events, this probably a good one:
Wow. I’m really struggling to view Coinbase’s actions in anything but the harshest light.
1. Deal with blockchain tracing firm
2. Discover that firm selling client data
3. Don’t disclose this to anyone
4. Buy a firm that is made up of human rights violators
5. Profit?!? https://t.co/9om7HRxape
— Riccardo Spagni (@fluffypony) March…