Investor and Shark Tank star Kevin O’Leary said he would fire Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong and find someone willing to do business with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Stated.
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O’Leary took Armstrong “behind the barn” and said he plans to have a new CEO for Coinbase. “Find a new CEO who will go to SEC Chairman Gary Gensler and say, ‘You win.’ A 3% allocation would give Coinbase $1 trillion worth of assets, which is sovereign wealth.”
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In an SEC complaint filed in federal court in Manhattan, regulators allege that since at least 2019, Coinbase has collected transaction fees from investors without disclosure or registration protection, exposing customers to risk. said it had privatized billions of dollars.
“Coinbase has lost 70% of its market cap since its initial public offering (IPO),” said O’Leary.
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“The crypto industry has been stagnant for three years and will never rise in value until institutions are ready to invest,” he continued. “We have spoken with Sovereign Wealth and other agencies in the last 48 hours and they say this asset class is radioactive waste.
Coinbase did not respond to inquiries from FOX Business.