‘We screwed up': Coinbase chief legal officer apologizes after Pepe newsletter controversy

Quick Take

  • Coinbase Chief Legal Officer apologized for a newsletter that noted that Pepe the Frog is seen by some as a “hate symbol,” after it was met with backlash online.
  • The exchange’s newsletter “did not provide the whole picture of the history of the meme,” Chief Legal Officer Paul Grewal said.

Coinbase’s chief legal officer apologized on Thursday for mentioning in a newsletter that some groups consider the Pepe the Frog meme a hate symbol for far right groups. 

“We screwed up and we are sorry,” Coinbase Chief Legal Officer Paul Grewal said in a tweet. “Yesterday we share