Coinbase: the Parisian temptation
Still very much in evidence at Paris Blockchain Week (21-23 March), the American giant continues to make inroads in the French capital.
It's 12.30pm on Wednesday when we arrive at 34 rue Greneta in central Paris. The gate is as unremarkable as can be, except perhaps for the sign hanging carelessly on its right-hand wing: "Welcome to the home of Coinbase".
This is where the American exchange platform has set up its base camp for Paris Blockchain Week, which officially ends tonight (March 23), although other events will continue until the end of the weekend.
A dozen members of the Coinbase team, which has no offices in Paris, are on site. "This year, we preferred to take a separate venue to organise our own events and not be in the middle of the crowd," says a manager from London.
Today, Coinbase will be presenting new features for its wallet. But many of those present were also wondering, and above all, whether the American company would be making any announcements about its future location in Paris. Missed again!