Recession Fears Trigger Layoffs
Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase Global announced that it was laying off approximately 1,100 full-time jobs — about 18% of its workforce.
Coinbase CEO and co-founder Brian Armstrong said managing costs would be critical with the possibility of recession leading to a crypto winter.
Coinbase isn’t the only crypto company to implement layoffs amid fears of a recession this month.
On Monday, crypto lender BlockFi said it was reducing its headcount by roughly 20% after being “impacted by the dramatic shift in macroeconomic conditions worldwide.”
The Winklevoss twins’ Gemini Trust Co. announced it was laying off 10% of its staff.
Conversely, Binance CEO and co-founder Changpeng Zhao says that now is a great time for hiring and acquisitions.