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Coinbase acquires Distributed Systems to build 'Login with Coinbase'

Josh Constine
Coinbase acquires Distributed Systems to build 'Login with Coinbase'

Coinbase wants to be Facebook Connect for crypto. The blockchain giant plans to develop 'Login with Coinbase' or a similar identity platform for decentralized app developers to make it much easier for users to sign up and connect their crypto wallets. To fuel that platform, today Coinbase announced it has acquiredDistributed Systems, a startup founded last year that was building identity standard for dApps called the Clear Protocol.