The San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase faced backlash last fall after its CEO, Brian Armstrong, wrote a lengthy blog post discouraging employees from participating in discussions about politics or activism at work.
Paul Grewal, the exchange’s chief legal officer, said today that the company’s no politics mandate has been “a success.”
“This was not an easy decision that the company made last fall, and I think the public reaction and the challenges we faced publicly speak to that,” Grewal told Decrypt’s Jeff Roberts during an interview at this year’s Ethereal Summit.
“But as we look back now with several months of experience operating in this way with our culture explicit for anyone to see, written up in a document available to recruits or others who may be interested in how life works at Coinbase, what we’ve found—candidly—is that this entire approach has been a success. And the reason I think it’s a success is that it’s native to how Coinb