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How Coinbase Is Different From a Standard Financial Exchange

The firm is well-positioned for success, but there’s still much to unpack about the nascent cryptocurrency trading space.


As a publicly traded company operating under the watchful eye of U.S. regulators, Coinbase (COIN) is the most prominent of the “compliant exchanges,” a position that has come to benefit the exchange as the cryptocurrency industry matures and regulators become more active.

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