Nasdaq-listed cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase goes utterly distant and shutting is its head places of work in San Francisco.
Coinbase announced Wednesday that it’ll shut down its former headquarters in the Golden Gate City in 2022 as a part of its dedication to “being distant first.”
“We’ve dedicated to having no HQ, and it’s vital to present our decentralized workforce that nobody location is [more] vital than the one other,” Coinbase famous. According to the corporate, the upcoming closure will probably be an vital step in making certain that no workplace turns into an unofficial headquarters. “Instead, we’ll supply a community of smaller places of work for our staff to work from in the event that they select to,” the agency said.
Coinbase CEO and co-founder Brian Armstrong formally announced the agency’s intention to grow to be remote-first and decentralized in February 2021. At the time, 52% of Coinbase staff have been those that joined the corporate in a post-office world, the agency stated. Coinbase confused that about 95% of its staff will nonetheless have the choice to work from home.
“We now have staff, many who initially labored in San Francisco, everywhere in the nation and world. Since January 2020, almost 250 staff have relocated worldwide, and greater than 150 have left San Francisco, representing about 21% of our world and 29% of our San Francisco workforce throughout that point,” Coinbase wrote.
Coinbase’s transfer into being remote-first echoes an analogous no-headquarters stance by competitor Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange. Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao stated again in 2019 that workplace and headquarters are “previous ideas like SMS and MMS.”