Coinbase was founded in June 2012 by Brian Armstrong and Fred Ehrsam.[6][7] co-founder Ben Reeves was part of the original founding team but later parted ways with Armstrong due to a difference in how the Coinbase wallet should operate.[8] The remaining founding team enrolled in the Summer 2012 Y Combinator startup incubator program. In October 2012, the company launched the services to buy and sell bitcoin through bank transfers.[9] In May 2013, the company received a US$5 million Series A investment led by Fred Wilson from the venture capital firm Union Square Ventures.[10] In December 2013, the company received a US$25 million investment, from the venture capital firms Andreessen Horowitz, Union Square Ventures (USV), and Ribbit Capital.[11]


如果目的IP地址显示不是同一网段的,那么A要实现和B的通讯,在流缓存条目中没有对应MAC地址条目,就将第一个正常数据包发送向一个缺省网关,这个缺省网关一般在操作系统中已经设好,这个缺省网关的IP对应第三层路由模块,所以对于不是同一子网的数据,最先在MAC表中放的是缺省网关的MAC地址(由源主机A完成);然后就由三层模块接收到此数据包,查询路由表以确定到达B的路由,将构造一个新的帧头,其中以缺省网关的MAC地址为源MAC地址,以主机B的MAC地址为目的MAC地址。通过一定的识别触发机制,确立主机A与B的MAC地址及转发端口的对应关系,并记录进流缓存条目表,以后的A到B的数据(三层交换机要确认是由A到B而不是到C的数据,还要读取帧中的IP地址。),就直接交由二层交换模块完成。这就通常所说的一次路由多次转发。 [3]