Coinbase lays off 18% of workforce as executives prepare for recession and ‘crypto winter’

Coinbase lays off 18% of workforce as executives prepare for recession and ‘crypto winter’

  • Coinbase will cut 18% of full-time jobs, according to an email sent to employees Tuesday.
  • CEO Brian Armstrong pointed to a possible recession, a need to manage costs and growing “too quickly” during a bull market.
  • “We appear to be entering a recession after a 10+ year economic boom,” Armstrong says. “While it’s hard to predict the economy or the markets, we always plan for the worst so we can operate the business through any environment.”
Coinbase Founder and CEO Brian Armstrong attends Consensus 2019 at the Hilton Midtown on May 15, 2019 in New York City.
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Coinbase is laying off almost a fifth of its workforce amid a collapse in its stock and crypto prices.

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