Coinbase just announced the opening of its new office in Portland, Oregon on Twitter. The San Francisco-based crypto giant now has seven offices worldwide.
Coinbase posted photos of the office’s grand opening ceremony on Twitter earlier today. The crypto company added that it was “inspired by Portland’s diverse tech community and deep talent pool”.
We opened our newest office in Portland, OR today! Thanks to the local & state officials and organizations that have welcomed us to the city. We’re inspired by Portland’s diverse tech community and deep talent pool, and look forward to investing in our presence for years to come. pic.twitter.com/nTJAfU6GL7
— Coinbase (@coinbase) January 10, 2019
Coinbase first announced that it was opening an office in Portland in June 2018.
“As part of our plans to continue expanding and grow, Coinbase is opening its newest office in Portland, Oregon,” the company wrote in a blog post at the time.
Coinbase decided to open the office in Portland after exploring “a variety of different U.S. cities.” After a thorough analysis, the Coinbase team decided they were “inspired by Portland’s incredibly talented, innovative open-source and blockchain communities,” adding that they also appreciated Portland’s commitment to providing equal opportunities for all, “as it mirrors our values at Coinbase.”
This isn’t a short-term move:
“Coinbase has signed a seven-year lease on its new Portland office. Renovations took place over the second half of 2018. As of January 10, 2019, the Portland Coinbase office is now operational.”
Coinbase’s Portland office will host a variety of business-related functions. Over the last few months, Coinbase has been hiring customer support agents, finance specialists, and compliance, IT, and HR personnel. The company originally aimed to add 100 jobs to the local economy, although it’s unclear how many employees they ultimately hired.
“We’re excited to find people who are excited about the future of cryptocurrency, and who want to help Coinbase achieve its mission of creating a more equitable and open financial system for the world. That’s why we’re eager to expand to cities like Portland, where best-in-class talent from across the community will be critical to our important mission.”
You can view available Coinbase job positions at their careers page. The jobs page currently lists 13 openings in Portland, including positions for customer support, investigations, and legal and compliance personnel.
As of January 2019, Coinbase has seven offices located worldwide, including its headquarters in San Francisco and satellite offices in New York, Chicago, and Portland. Worldwide, Coinbase has opened offices in London, Tokyo, and Dublin.
Clearly, the ongoing crypto bear market hasn’t dampened Coinbase’s desire to continue growing across the country and around the world.