Coinbase is launching an all-new team with a new slogan.
The new company, TeamFourStar is focused on empowering the next generation of blockchain leaders with an unmatched platform of technical expertise.
The Coinbase team is comprised of four members, all of whom have years of blockchain experience, Coinbase CEO Nick DiPaolo said in a statement.
“We have built an extraordinary team of people with diverse backgrounds who have built successful blockchain businesses.
Together we can make Blockchain a truly global and inclusive technology.”
The new team is expected to launch in the first half of 2018.
DiPaoli also announced the hiring of two additional Coinbase employees to support the team, as well as new partnerships with the Bitcoin and Ethereum cryptocurrency markets.
Di Paolo said the team would be the largest and most diverse team in the industry.
“This is an exciting time for us as we embark on a new chapter for the company,” he said.
“The future of blockchain is bright, and it’s clear we need a global team with the skill and knowledge to lead and deliver that future.”
The team will work to support customers across the world in their journey to a better world, Di Paoli said.
The announcement came at CoinBase’s Annual Meetings, where the company announced it has raised $1.5 million in Series C funding, led by Greylock Partners, to continue to accelerate its expansion into blockchain.
The $1 million round is the latest in a string of recent fundraising rounds for the crypto-currency exchange platform.
Last month, the company raised another $1 billion in funding led by the Ethereum and Bitcoin companies BitFury and Bancor.
DiPAOLO also noted the team will be working to “build a world where everyone has a voice.”
The announcement comes at a time when the Bitcoin market is witnessing rapid growth and is expected by some analysts to top $5,000 by the end of the year.
“Our goal is to make Blockchain the best platform for businesses to access their business’ data, ideas, and ideas to build the most powerful and resilient technology ever,” DiPaola said.