Research firm Messari value Coinbase at $28 billion

  • Crypto research firm value Coinbase at $28 billion.
  • Coinbase have 35 million customers in over 100 countries.
  • Cryptocurrency exchange expect to receive successful IPO application from the SEC in the coming months.

Messari Value Coinbase

Following news yesterday that cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase have actioned plans with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to launch an IPO, crypto research firm Messari have valued the company at an impressive $28 billion.

The firms model identified the value of various elements of Coinbase’s operations including trading fees, custody fees, debit cards. Their report quantitatively analyses the firm’s data, revealing some key points:

  • Average asset holding per user is $703
  • Custody held has almost trebled this year from $7 billion in 2019, to $20 billion in 2020


Researcher at Messari, Mira Christanto spoke highly of the recent news:

“This listing is important even for Token valuations as Coinbase will provide a valuation anchor — not only for future equity listings — but also for crypto-native exchange tokens.”


Coinbase’s History

Coinbase was formed in 2012 with an initial $1 million raise. Five years later, they became a unicorn company after achieving the $1 billion valuation mark. The most recent Series-E funding round in October 2018 continued the company’s impressive growth with a valuation of $8 billion.

Today, Coinbase has 35 million customers across over 100 countries with a daily trading volume above $1 billion.

The chart below tracks their fundraising history since inception.



Coinbase IPO

Coinbase filed their registration to the SEC with a visible exuberance in anticipation that their hopes becoming the first cryptocurrency exchange to go public on the stock market will be fulfilled.

Following successful review, it is expected that the cryptocurrency exchange will become available for public trading in late 2021 – early 2022.


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