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Coinbase Is Highlighting Politicians on Their Crypto-Friendliness

  • Firm seeks to mobilize voters ahead of US midterm elections
  • Crypto industry ramps up political giving to shape policies
The Coinbase application on a smartphone.

The Coinbase application on a smartphone.

Photographer: Tiffany Hagler-Geard/Bloomberg
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Coinbase Global Inc. is adding a scorecard for politicians right into its app as the largest US cryptocurrency exchange amps up its policy advocacy efforts after expressing frustration with lawmakers and regulators.  

American customers can check crypto sentiment scores for members of Congress based on their past statements, Brian Armstrong, chief executive officer of Coinbase, wrote in a series of tweets Wednesday. They can also register to vote and find out about local town hall events.