Popular US cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has just announced it plans to allow its workers to keep working from home after the lifting of the covid-19 lockdown.
According to the trading platform, the decision has been taken with the aim of protecting against location-based risks and improving decentralization.
Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong has said in an open letter sent to the exchange employees:
"After the restrictions of quarantine are over, Coinbase will embrace being ‘remote-first’, meaning we will offer the option to work in an office or remotely for the vast majority of roles."
Once the lockdown associated with the covid-19 is lifted, between 20% and 60% of all employees at the exchange will be allowed to keep working remotely.
One of the reasons behind this decision is that after the lockdown is lifted, the company would have real problems to implement the 2 meters distance between each employee recommended by health authorities to avoid infections, as it would not be physically possible in the current company offices.
According to Armstrong, allowing workers to work remotely is an "extension of the values of crypto."
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