Coinbase, the largest cryptocurrency exchange in the United States, took a step closer to being listed on Nasdaq with an IPO on Thursday, However, the Coinbase listing file shows revenue increase with bitcoin bost.
Moreover, The approval of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission for a Coinbase listing would represent a historic victory for cryptocurrency defenders, who are competing for conventional approval for an industry that has struggled to gain the trust of key investors, regulators, and the general public.
As a result, it will cover the way for the listing of shares with the highest-profile of a company whose business is mainly focused on cryptocurrency trading and could also be seen as tacit regulatory approval of assets traded on its platform.
While In its filing, Coinbase noted that it had not received approval from regulators to allow it to trade cryptocurrencies that had been classified as securities in the United States.
Although U.S financial regulators considered bitcoin is a commodity , most other cryptocurrencies have not yet been classified as commodities or bonds.
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The price of bitcoin, the largest cryptocurrency in the world, ended 2020 at more than 300% but earlier this month reached a record high of $ 58,354 with a market cap above $ 1 trillion.
However, Bitcoin fell from its recent highs this week, with investors getting nervous about the sky-high valuations.
The order also provides the first detailed analysis of Coinbase’s finances since the founding of the San Francisco-based company in 2012.
The list showed that Coinbase in 2020 pulled a total revenue of $ 1.3 billion, up from $ 533.7 million in 2019.
Furthermore, It reported a net profit of $ 322.3 million, up from a loss of $ 30.4 million.
However, Coinbase, valued at more than $ 8 billion in its last round of private fundraising in 2018, did not disclose the date on which it plans to list shares on Nasdaq.
It also did not disclose the price at which its shares have recently been traded on private markets. But This will serve as a price reference when it goes public on Nasdaq.
It is among the most well-known cryptocurrency platforms globally, with over 43 million users in more than 100 countries.
Coinbase said in December that it also had placed a confidential request with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to go public.