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Coinbase gets reference price of $250 per share from Nasdaq ahead of today’s direct listing

Coinbase gets reference price of $250 per share from Nasdaq ahead of today's direct listing
Chris Delmas | AFP | Getty Images Nasdaq gave Coinbase a reference price of $250 a share ahead of Wednesday's planned direct listing, which would value the cryptocurrency exchange at about $65.3 billion on a fully diluted basis. Coinbase is set to become the first major...

Bitcoin hits new all-time high above $62,000 ahead of Coinbase debut

Coinbase direct listing set for April 14 after SEC approval
The Coinbase cryptocurrency exchange application seen on the screen of an iPhone. Getty Images Bitcoin surged to a fresh record high of more than $62,000 on Tuesday, as investors awaited the highly-anticipated stock market debut of cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase. The price of bitcoin climbed more than 4%...

Bitcoin exchange Kraken considers going public after record trading volumes in the first quarter

Bitcoin exchange Kraken considers going public after record trading volumes in the first quarter
Jesse Powell, CEO of cryptocurrency exchange Kraken, sits for a photograph at the company's San Francisco office in 2014. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg via Getty Images Cryptocurrency exchange Kraken is considering going public through a direct listing in 2022, after seeing record trading volumes and...

Peter Thiel criticizes Google and Apple for being too close to China

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Peter Thiel, co-founder and chairman of Palantir Technologies Inc., speaks during a news conference in Tokyo, Japan, on Monday, Nov. 18, 2019. Kiyoshi Ota | Bloomberg | Getty Images Tech investor Peter Thiel criticized big U.S. technology companies for being too close to China at a...

Cryptocurrency market value tops $2 trillion for the first time as ethereum hits record high

Cryptocurrency market value tops $2 trillion for the first time as ethereum hits record high
In 2021, bitcoin and ether have seen huge rallies. In April 2021, the cryptocurrency market topped $2 trillion in value for the first time. Jaap Arriens | NurPhoto | Getty Images GUANGZHOU, China — The value of the cryptocurrency market topped $2 trillion for the first...

Goldman Sachs is close to offering bitcoin and other digital assets to its wealth management clients

Goldman Sachs is close to offering bitcoin and other digital assets to its wealth management clients
Goldman Sachs is close to offering its first investment vehicles for bitcoin and other digital assets to clients of its private wealth management group, CNBC has learned exclusively. The bank aims to begin offering investments in the emerging asset class in the second quarter, according...

Suez shows civilization is more vulnerable than we think

A gust of wind was all it took to bring global container flows and oil shipments to a halt. The errant container ship that blocked the Suez canal this week has cut off a route that handles more than 10% of international trade. Part...

Bitcoin sleuthing start-up Chainalysis doubles valuation to $2 billion with Benioff backing

Bitcoin sleuthing start-up Chainalysis doubles valuation to $2 billion with Benioff backing
Marc Benioff, Co-CEO of SalesForce speaking at the WEF in Davos, Switzerland on Jan. 22, 2019. Adam Galica | CNBC Chainalysis, a start-up that sells blockchain data analytics tools, announced Friday that it's raised $100 million in an investment round valuing the company at $2 billion. That's...

Crypto is a ‘speculative vehicle’ and should be regulated, says boss of central bank group BIS

Crypto is a 'speculative vehicle' and should be regulated, says boss of central bank group BIS
A visual representation of digital currencies. Yuriko Nakao | Getty Images LONDON — Cryptocurrencies are used to evade laws and should face more regulation, according to the general manager of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS). Many digital coins are "used to do some arbitrage, or to...