Coinbase Issued Clarifications after Circulating Reports talked about the company Halting Operations in India 

The cryptocurrency exchange platform, Coinbase recently found itself in the spotlight with reports hinting at a potential halt of its services for Indian customers. This news sent shock waves across the market with the community raising questions about the future of Coinbase in the country. However, a closer examination of the situation revealed a different story and Coinbase also resorted to issuing a clarification on the matter. 

Coinbase Clarification on the Matter 

As per the initial reports from TechCrunch and Economic Times released on the 11th of September, the Indian users of Coinbase received a concerning email via the company. According to the details of the message, it warned the users about all the services of Coinbase being discontinued in the country by the 25th of September and urged them to move the funds that remained on the exchange.

However, a further clarification on the matter by Coinbase revealed that the notice was not directed to all Indian customers but especially to those breaching the exchange’s standards. In the email dated the 8th of September, shared by Coinbase Spokesperson to Cointelegraph, it was conveyed that the company was reaching out to specific accounts informing them about the discontinuation of their Coinbase Retail Services. The primary reason behind disabling those particular retail accounts was their failure to meet the company’s updated standards for those specific services. The Spokesperson reiterated their statement that the email was exclusively meant for account holders who were not complying with Coinbase’s revised criteria. 

The team further went on to explain that during the recent routine system review, the company identified accounts that no longer meet the updated standards. Hence, Coinbase decided to deactivate these accounts and allow the affected customers to update their account information at a later date. 

Safety of the User’s Funds 

As Coinbase has always been committed to maintaining high standards with its users, it reassured the affected users that their funds will remain secure within the platform. The users will be able to withdraw their balances and transfer to other crypto service providers until the 25th of September. 

The initial report from TechCrunch garnered immense attention across all the social media platforms and was picked up by several influential profiles like the Wu Blockchain on X (formerly Twitter). Some reports also suggest that Coinbase has halted the registration of Indian users on its exchange, instead prompting them to download the Coinbase wallet. According to the spokesperson of Coinbase, this has been in place since June when the company stopped permitting new Indian users to sign up for their exchange. They further strengthen their remark by stating that the company has been committed to India for a long time and will explore new ways to enhance its foothold. 

Coinbases’ clarification on the matter of discontinuing its services for Indian users was of utmost importance. The company mentioned that the email was directed only to some accounts that no longer meet their updated standards. Keeping the safety of its users at paramount, they said that the funds of the affected users will remain secure in the platform, allowing them to withdraw and transfer until 25 th of September.  Coinbase has remained committed to the Indian market since 2022 and claims to continue exploring new ways to strengthen its presence.

Disclaimer: This article was created for informational purposes only and should not be taken as investment advice. An asset’s past performance does not predict its future returns. Before making an investment, please conduct your own research, as digital assets like cryptocurrencies are highly risky and volatile financial instruments.

Author: Puskar Pande

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