Intercontinental Exchange, the operator of the New York Stock Exchange and the Bakkt platform, divested of its stake in Coinbase altogether. The firm announced this in its financial results for the first quarter.
The proceeds from the sale of shares in the amount of $ 1.23 billion will go to the profit of the company for the next period.
Coinbase was listed on the Nasdaq on April 14. On the first day of trading, the capitalization of the cryptocurrency exchange at the moment exceeded $ 100 billion.
During the first trading sessions, the company’s top managers and some early investors sold large blocks of shares, which worried the community. The experts noted that the liquidated shares were misinterpreted on social networks, and the sale of shares was explained by the direct listing mechanism.
Several firms have taken the opportunity to buy a stake in Coinbase. On the first day of trading, Ark Invest acquired 749 205 shares of the crypto exchange for approximately $ 246 million.
Then the investment company bought another 341,186 shares of Coinbase for $ 110 million.
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