• A VIP hiring program launched by Coinbase attracted 283 applicants from around the world. 
  • The program aims to attract talented crypto enthusiasts with extraordinary abilities. 
  • CEO Brian Armstrong announced the program last week in a bid to offer employment to such individuals. 
  • The applicants include people with an O-1 Visa, Olympic athletes, Armed forces veterans, and influencers. 

A VIP hiring program launched by Coinbase last week has attracted more than 250 applications from around the globe. The VIP Access program, which was announced by CEO Brian Armstrong last week, seeks to attract experienced crypto enthusiasts to work at the largest crypto exchange in the United States. 

Coinbase’s VIP Access Attracts Olympians, Veterans & Crypto Influencers

The VIP Access Program was launched on July 19 to attract crypto enthusiasts with extraordinary abilities. According to Coinbase, the program is aimed at hiring highly-talented individuals who are passionate about crypto and economic freedom. 

The program is looking for people with a specific skill set and experience, which includes experience in elite armed forces, winners of chess tournaments, coding or video game competitions, crypto influencers with a large following on social media, crypto project founders, entrepreneurs, and holders of an O-1 Visa, which is granted to individuals who have achieved national/international acclaim for extraordinary ability in sciences, art, business, etc. 

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong took to Twitter earlier today to provide a glimpse into the applications received so far. The VIP Access program had attracted 283 applications, the majority of which came from North America. 39 applications came from Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, 13 from India, and 10 from the Asia Pacific region. The remaining two applicants were from Latin America. 

Crypto is attracting the best and brightest globally who want to build the future, and increase economic freedom.”

Brian Armstrong, Co-founder and CEO at Coinbase

Armstrong revealed that 65 applicants had led a crypto forward project, 56 had founded and sold companies, 22 had elite armed forces experience, and 43 were influencers with a large social media audience. The applicants also included 7 O-1 Visa holders and 6 Olympic athletes.