The largest American cryptocurrency company Coinbase will transfer part of its employees to remote work due to the spread of the coronavirus epidemic.
A similar decision was made by the research company Messari.
Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong shared an updated version of the plan for the spread of the virus, noting its impact on the company's operations since the outbreak in January.
An update on COVID-19. We're asking some employees to start working from home this week.https://t.co/RJo1KfcpCA— Brian Armstrong (@brian_armstrong) March 2, 2020
Working from home is not a complete solution, but it may help slow the growth of infections. https://t.co/yy3gAwFNsT
Coinbase asks employees to limit personal trips, especially international ones and also minimizes all business visits to China, Hong Kong, Japan, Italy, and South Korea.
Armstrong emphasized that working from home is not a universal defense against the virus, but can help slow its spread.
New York-based Messari pointed to weak US government efforts to contain the epidemic and, following Coinbase’s lead, said it would move employees to work remotely.