Coinbase acquired Earn.com for a minimum of $120 million back in April. And the corporate now plans to transform Earn.com into Coinbase Earn, an internet site with academic content material to be taught extra about cryptocurrencies. Customers who full these courses will earn tokens.
Coinbase purchased Earn.com partly in order that it might appoint Earn.com co-founder and CEO Balaji Srinivasan as Coinbase’s CTO. The earlier iteration of Earn.com wasn’t a precedence for Coinbase.
Earn.com began as a service the place you possibly can contact busy individuals for a small charge. Busy individuals would receives a commission in cryptocurrencies to just accept these requests. The platform rapidly turned a approach to massively contact Earn.com’s person base for preliminary coin choices and airdrops.
Coinbase Earn is launching in the present day in non-public beta. However on the time of this text, the brand new Coinbase Earn service isn’t stay (Replace: Coinbase Earn is now stay and is a separate web site from Earn.com). Some Coinbase customers will obtain an invite to the service. The corporate says that academic content material will transcend Bitcoin and Ethereum. Creating training pages for obscure cryptocurrencies is sensible as Coinbase plans so as to add dozens of cryptocurrencies over the approaching months.
At first, there is only one observe. Customers can be taught extra about 0x (ZRX), a protocol that allows you to create decentralized exchanges. Cryptocurrency trades will be executed and not using a centralized trade because of 0x.
0x content material consists of video classes and quizzes — and sure, penning this makes me really feel prefer it’s 2005 and webinars are cool once more. Even in the event you’re not invited to Coinbase Earn, you possibly can view the content material. However those that are a part of Coinbase Earn will obtain a small quantity of ZRX on the finish of the observe.
Coinbase had beforehand launched a learning hub to grasp the fundamentals of cryptocurrencies.
Disclosure: I personal small quantities of varied cryptocurrencies.