Coinbase Delays Highly Anticipated Direct Listing to April: Report

No reason was given for the delay, but Bloomberg noted the SEC has been reviewing the exchange's plan for a direct listing.

Mar 20, 2021 at 3:43 p.m. UTC
Updated Sep 14, 2021 at 12:29 p.m. UTC

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase’s highly anticipated public offering has been shifted to April after its plan for a March listing “slipped,” according to a Bloomberg report citing people familiar with the matter.

  • No reason was given for the delay, but Bloomberg noted the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has been reviewing the San Francisco-based exchange's plan for a direct listing.
  • Coinbase formally announced in January its plans to go public on the Nasdaq and this past week registered for as many as 114.9 million shares to be traded.
  • Coinbase Class A shares will make their debut on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the ticker "COIN."
  • CoinDesk reached out to Coinbase but did not receive a response by press time.
  • On Friday, it was announced Coinbase will pay $6.5 million in a settlement with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) over allegations the exchange “self-traded” digital assets between 2015 and 2018.

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