Coinbase, the cryptocurrency exchange, went public in a blockbuster direct listing valued at nearly $100 billion. The first public debut of a major crypto business in the US is a “watershed” moment for the industry and the future of money. Coinbase CEO and co-founder Brian Armstrong joins Andrew Ross Sorkin for an exclusive conversation on the company’s choice to go public through a direct listing, the potential risks of regulation from crypto-skeptics, Bitcoin’s surge to all-time highs and more.
Squawk Pod is a daily, guided curation of the top moments and takeaways from CNBC’s flagship morning show, “Squawk Box”, anchored by Joe Kernen, Becky Quick and Andrew Ross Sorkin. Each day, the podcast includes news making interviews, perspective and analysis from iconic guest hosts, and slices of debate and discussion—from the heated to the hilarious— all wrapped with exclusive context and color from Senior Producer Katie Kramer.