Coinbase (COIN) chief legal officer, Paul Grewal apologized for a company newsletter on the memecoin frenzy suggesting that the Pepe the Frog meme, on which red-hot PEPE token is based, has been used in racist ways on the internet.
"We screwed up and we are sorry," tweeted Grewal late Thursday morning. "Yesterday we shared an overview of the PEPE meme coin to provide a fact-based picture of a trending topic," he continued. "This did not provide the whole picture of the history of the meme and we apologize to the community."
PEPE remains lower by 15% over the past 24 hours, according to CoinMarketCap. COIN is lower by 2% on Thursday alongside a broad selloff in the cryptocurrency markets.
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