Coinbase recently added an option for their customers in the U.S, EU, UK and Canada to withdraw the fiat pairs USD, EUR and GBP with no fees onto their Paypal accounts. With CAD and AUD possibly in the horizon since users from Canada and Australia are at this time unable to withdraw directly to Paypal but can instead directly sell their digital assets to CAD and AUD.
This has been a quite addition to the exchange since they haven't announced anything yet except sent emails to eligible users.
To be able to use this service customers are required to complete all of steps of verifying their identity on the website and will have had to receive the email that confirmed this is available to them.
Although this is just a one way direction for now I don't doubt that it will soon enable deposits from Paypal as well, my guess is it will also consist of no fees since Paypal already takes a nice cut. Considering that many customers have complained about the big fees of Coinbase in the past it could be that they are striking them now for fiat users looking to get into cryptocurrency or vice versa, or it could just mean that they don't want to add another fee on top of the already existing Paypal fees.
This additions comes shortly after the $300 million Series-E funding of coinbase that I've written about in the past and their goal for global expansion. Quite bullish news much like most of the news in 2018 - when the price will start to reflect on them is another question.
At 10 am PT on Thursday November 29 Coinbase Pro started accepting deposits of Zcash (ZEC) in preparation for trading 12 hours later. Zcash is a privacy coin created in October 2016 to provide better privacy for its users compared to the public ledger cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Litecoin and many others. It's hash function is zk-SNARKs and the team receives 20% of the coins that get mined for development and funding. There are currently 5.3 million coins in existence and the price is a bit over $80. Zcash is the next addition of a series of new ones to coinbase following Ethereum Classic and Basic Attention Token.