Tennis superstar and investor Serena Williams may have shed her stake in popular U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase.
"Serena Ventures invests in companies that embrace diverse leadership, individual empowerment, creativity and opportunity,” the tweet read.
If indeed her VC firm has divested its stake in Coinbase, it may come as the result of a recent statement from Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong, who effectively banned employee activism at the exchange and said the firm would focus solely on its financial mission.
As CoinDesk reported, Armstrong started planning the company's non-activist position after several Coinbase engineers protested this summer after the CEO refused to publicly say that “Black lives matter," though he did tweet that (in all caps) soon after. Polarizing political conversations in company chat rooms were also said to have influenced the decision.
It's not clear how much money Serena Ventures had invested in the exchange.
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