Despite the recent crypto news on our website and the $300 million funding raise, a top Coinbase executive said that the company will not go public anytime soon.
The Coinbase President Asiff Hirji explained that this crypto exchange and brokerage plans to list its shares on a public exchange in the following days.
“There’s not going to be an IPO any time soon. We have so much to do. At some point, yes, we will go public, but that’s not even close to the top of the list of things we’re worried about right now,” he said.
Ran NeuNer, the host of Crypto Trader wrote on Twitter that he will reveal the details of how Coinbase plans to hold an initial public offering but when the show aired, he said that he thought of it as a pre-IPO funding which eventually Coinbase announced past Tuesday.
Despite the recent $300 million raise in a Series E funding round that was led by Tiger Global Management, Hirji explained how he believes that the funding was opportunistic and that Coinbase is actually focused on diversifying its revenue streams.
He continued by saying:
“There are somewhere between two and three thousand cryptocurrencies out there. Let’s assume that 90 percent of them are garbage. That still means that 10 percent — there’s somewhere between two and three hundred that are legitimately worth investing in, legitimately worth taking part in. We offer seven. So you should expect us to go from seven to that total number that we think is worth it, over the next year or so.’’
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“Blockchain is definitely one of the new important technologies. In addition to Artificial Intelligence and Speech Recognition, it is one of the big issues we want to highlight in the coming period of the EU Presidency.”The Austrian government will provide Lancor with grants over a 5-year period for research equipment, clinical trials, facilities and more. Graz is not the only city in Austria with high blockchain interest. Vienna, the capital, is trying to stimulate blockchain innovation by opening a cryptocurrency bank last year. The country, in general, is open to negotiations regarding crypto legislation. The government also issued $1.35 billion in bonds on the Ethereum blockchain in September 2018.
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“There is a risk that this legal uncertainty will have a chilling effect on innovation, at least in the EU and potentially more broadly. For example, if all nodes and miners of a platform were to be deemed joint controllers, they would have joint and several liability, with potential penalties under the GDPR.”However, blockchain operators could be treated like processors the same way the companies behind cloud technologies control the users’ data. Blockchain networks could store personal data externally to meet the rules of the privacy laws or allow nodes to delete the private key that has encrypted information. GDPR rules are really hard to comply with especially for crypto mining businesses which are why the researches urge the European Data Protection Board to create a guide of the protection law that will be clearer.
Maduro: You Can Trade Petro To Other Crypto Assets Only If You Have Bought It In 2018
“Anyone who buys the Petro until Dec 31 will be able to convert it into any other digital currency.”In the past 12 months, Venezuela suffered extreme hyperinflation, therefore, the national currency of the country, the Bolivar, is basically worthless. Many citizens in the country are incapable of buying necessary things such as food and medicine since the Bolivar lost its value. According to a report from BBC:
“A 2.4kg chicken has been costing 14,600,000 bolivars (equivalent to $2.22, or £1.74) in the capital, Caracas. Last Thursday, a toilet roll cost 2,600,000 bolivars. And a kilogram of meat cost 9,500,000 bolivars.’’In order to change this terrible economic situation, the president Maduro created Petro that is supposed to represent the oil reserves of the country and become the new national currency. However, there are many issues with the cryptocurrency and some experts deny calling it a cryptocurrency. According to the official whitepaper, Venezuela guarantees that Petro will be accepted as a method of payment of national fees, taxes, and public services. The government also claimed that they raised more than $1 billion from the token sale of Petro. A few months later that number changed to $5 billion in the token sale. Experts believe that the government cannot have control over cryptocurrencies such as Petro and that is exactly why Petro is doomed to fail.
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