June 5, 2024
Coinbase's Brian Armstrong on Crypto Cleanup & Regulatory Challenges
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Spot-Bitcoin ETF: Coinbase CEO’s View on Crypto’s Game-Changer

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong expressed that recent actions, such as the settlement between Binance and the U.S. Department of Justice, signify a turning point for the cryptocurrency industry. In an interview with CNBC International at the Global Investment Summit in London, Armstrong noted that there certainly have been a few bad actors in crypto, and he thinks that they have had a moment recently with the enforcement action against Binance that’s allowing them to turn the page on that and close that chapter of crypto’s history.

He highlighted the enforcement actions against Binance and the now-defunct FTX, emphasizing the consequences of attempting to conduct business offshore. Armstrong pointed out that although it might seem easy to grow rapidly by bending the rules, eventual repercussions bring businesses back to reality. He emphasized the importance of U.S.-based companies complying with regulations from the outset to foster sustainable growth.

While Coinbase faces separate challenges in the U.S. regarding allegations of operating unregistered brokerage, exchange, and clearing agency services, Armstrong expressed confidence in the case’s outcome. He believes it will contribute to regulatory clarity within the U.S. market.

Despite expanding into other regions like the U.K., Armstrong reiterated Coinbase’s commitment to its U.S. operations, labeling it as their primary market. He affirmed, “We started the company in the U.S., and we’re committed to staying there, and we’re going to grow there because it’s a big market.”

Armstrong also underscored the significance of launching a spot-bitcoin ETF, considering it a monumental step for the industry. He anticipated that such an event would introduce new capital sources into the cryptosphere and serve as a legitimizing factor for the industry.

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