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Coinbase makes some profit – the first in two years

Shares of cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase soared 12% Friday 16th February 2024 after the company reported its first profit in two years.

Coinbase, the largest U.S. venue for buying and selling cryptocurrencies, said that net income totalled $273 million in Q4.

This is the first time that the company has reported positive net income since the fourth quarter of 2021.

Net revenue

Coinbase reported its net revenue was $905 million in the Q4 of 2023, up almost 50% from $605 million in the same period of the previous year.

Bitcoin ETFs

Cryptocurrencies saw a huge amount of interest from investors in the fourth quarter of 2023, following news of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission approving the first Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs).

Bitcoin ETFs enable retail investors to access the cryptocurrency as a share that’s traded on a regulated exchange without directly exposing them to the underlying asset.

The news has driven demand for cryptocurrencies due to anticipation that it could drive interest from retail investors.

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