Coinbase has announced that it will layoff members of the recently acquired Neutrino team who have a history of being affiliated with spyware projects. The announcement comes as the San Francisco-based exchange giant continues to be in the eye of a social media storm with many users deleting their accounts. Meanwhile, allegations have also emerged stating the existence of a user data leak by one of the company’s technology provider.

Coinbase Fires Neutrino Employees

Brian Armstrong, the CEO of Coinbase announced the decision in a blog post published on the company’s Medium account of Tuesday (March 5, 2019). According to the post, the Coinbase has decided to fire members of the Neutrino team who have a history of working on spyware projects.

An excerpt from the announcement reads:

“We took some time to dig further into this over the past week, and together with the Neutrino team have come to an agreement: those who previously worked at Hacking Team (despite the fact that they have no current affiliation with Hacking…

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