- Coinbase to acquire Unbound to obtain access to its cryptographic security expertise.
- Unbound Security specialises in MPC technology and is a crypto custody infrastructure company.
Coinbase Global Inc., a cryptocurrency exchange platform announced via Twitter on Tuesday that it would buy Unbound to obtain access to its cryptographic security expertise and to create a presence in Israel.
Unbound’s work in multi-party computation (MPC) was mentioned in the exchange as a way to offer people with the information they needed. A statement made by the firm is, “virtually impenetrable nature of cold, offline storage, with the frictionless convenience of hot, online wallets.”
Following its initial public offering on Nasdaq in April Unbound was valued at over $100 billion.
Aside from technological expertise Coinbase said, “we’ve long recognized Israel as a hot bed of strong technology and cryptography talent, and are excited to continue to grow our team with some of the best and brightest minds in these fields. The Unbound Security team will form the nucleus of this new research facility, which we plan to grow over time.”
BRD, a crypto wallet provider, announced last week that it will be joining Coinbase to “help accelerate Web 3.0 adoption” and bring “strong knowledge in self-custody.”
The terms of Coinbase’s acquisition of Unbound were not immediately disclosed. Agara, an artificial intelligence-enabled support platform with operations in India, data aggregator Zabo, and data analytics platform Skew are among the companies the exchange has already purchased, with each deal potentially worth millions of dollars if not more.
In August, Coinbase announced that it has created a $4 billion war chest in anticipation of a potentially severe crypto winter, which would be caused by reduced crypto retail trading volumes and higher operating expenses owing to regulatory challenges. The corporation made $1.2 billion in revenue and earned $406 million in the third quarter of 2021.