One of many largest crypto exchanges within the US, Coinbase, introduced final week that it’s planning to go public on April 14.

The agency stated that the Securities and Trade Fee (SEC) has accepted its S-1 registration assertion and it’ll have the ticker image of COIN, which is fairly cool.

Coinbase has opted for a direct itemizing — similar to Spotify, Slack, and Asana — as a substitute of hiring a financial institution to dealer the IPO. This implies present buyers can promote their shares to new buyers. The crypto alternate will disclose a reference buying and selling value an evening earlier than it’s listed on the inventory alternate.

Initially, the corporate aimed to go public in March, however it needed to postpone its plans because it was present process an SEC assessment. Coinbase additionally reached a $6.5 million settlement with the Commodity Futures Buying and selling Fee, the place it was going through accusations of reporting false details about its transactions.

The corporate was based in 2012, and has greater than 43 million customers with 34% year-on-year progress. The corporate registered a revenue of $322 million in 2020 with $1.2 billion in income, due to booming Bitcoin costs.

So far, the agency has raised $547 million by varied rounds of funding from famous buyers resembling Andreessen Horowitz and Tiger International Administration. Bloomberg famous final week, in response to figures from Nasdaq’s non-public market buying and selling, Coinbase was valued at $90 billion.

Printed April 5, 2021 — 09:47 UTC

By Rana

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