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Coinbase Addresses Future Revenue Concerns With Plans to Become Crypto’s Amazon

A well-received Nasdaq debut from Coinbase last week opens what many hope to be crypto’s cross into the mainstream. Nonetheless, controversy has surrounded its IPO, including valuing the firm on a fully diluted basis. Using this methodology, a higher number of shares is included in the company valuation, essentially overvaluing the company by some $20bn. […]

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A well-received Nasdaq debut from Coinbase last week opens what many hope to be crypto’s cross into the mainstream. Nonetheless, controversy has surrounded its IPO, including valuing the firm on a fully diluted basis. Using this methodology, a higher number of shares is included in the company valuation, essentially overvaluing the company by some $20bn.

But perhaps the biggest controversy lies in Coinbase’s ability to maintain and extend its profitability going into the future. With concerns that high spreads and trading fees will see a race to the bottom as the competition heats up, some analysts have warned against investing in $» Read more

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Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong said he plans to increase the firm’s product lineup over the next five to ten years in a bid to combat these concerns.

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Analysts Sound Alarm on Coinbase Future Profitability

In the run-up to last week’s IPO, Coinbase released its Q1 2021 figures, revealing an impressive set of numbers. Highlights include $1.8bn revenue and the doubling of its monthly active user base to 6mn.

Its biggest money-spinner is trading fees, which came in at $1.1bn and accounted for 86% of its total revenue last year. This equates to 0.57% of every transaction.

“In 2020, Coinbase collected about 0.57% of every transaction in fees, which totaled $1.1 billion in trading revenue on $193 billion in trading volume. These trading fees made up 86% of revenue in 2020.”

But competition from the likes of Kraken, Gemini, Bitstamp, and Binance, will see trading fees fall away in a race to the bottom. Some analysts have pointed out, based on Q1 2021’s figures, this is already in motion.

“If we assume a similar breakdown of Coinbase’s reported $1.8 billion in total revenue in the first quarter of this year, trading fees would equal around $1.5 billion on $335 billion in trading volume, or about 0.46% of every transaction.”

To address this, Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong said he expects 50% of the company’s revenue to come from non-trading sources over the next five to ten years. But is this a reasonable expectation?

The Amazon of Crypto

Speaking to Laura Shin, Gil Luria, the Director of Research at D.A. Davidson, said the goal is to generate more revenue in custody and managed staking. But he conceded that this wouldn’t happen overnight.

In terms of achieving the switch to 50% of revenue from non-trading sources, Luria was confident that Coinbase could pull this off. He likened this situation to what Amazon has managed to pull off since its IPO.

In 1997, Amazon was an online bookseller. Not only did it diversify into selling anything and everything, but the firm also helped other people sell, moved into entertainment with Prime, and set up a cloud business.

“Jeff Bezos may have imagined it but we sure didn’t. We just knew Amazon was way ahead of the pack. They had tremendous leadership and they were so customer-centric, which was the absolute key to their success. And I see a lot of parallels with Coinbase.”

By understanding the crypto game and being open to working with regulators, Luria thinks Coinbase is in a good position to bring to market more products to replicate what Amazon did.

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US Investment Bank Cowen to Offer Crypto Custody Services

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May 13th, 2021, Tallinn, Estonia — The new augmented reality matchday programme uses the latest AR technology to let fans bring the players into their living room. The creative concept aims to leverage Sportsbet.io’s matchday rights with the Gunners digitally, recreating the magic of matchday at home.

Augmented Reality Matchday Programme

The activity brings to life all the components of a traditional matchday programme with an innovative twist and includes Captain’s Notes from a virtual Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang alongside player profiles, quickfire interviews, footage from the training ground and an interactive AR squad selector that lets fans pick their team for the match ahead.

With the majority of matches from the 2020/21 season being carried out behind closed doors due to covid-19, the AR programme allows fans to enjoy one of the key elements of their usual matchday routine from the safety of their own home, and keeps them connected to both the players and the club.

Redefining The Fan Experience

Sportsbet.io are using their partnerships in football to redefine the fan experience by combining cutting-edge technology with their cryptocurrency expertise, delivering exclusive experiences that reward Arsenal’s large global fanbase and Sportsbet.io customers. The initiative is a demonstration of Sportsbet.io’s constant drive to innovate and the sportsbook believe that the role of cryptocurrency in sport is only going to increase.

The programme will be hosted on a private Sportsbet.io app and activated via influencers for the remainder of the 20202/21 season. The first two influencer activations went live in April, with world champion freestyler Sean Garnier and Entrepreneur come Gooner, Leo Dasilva.

Arsenal Football Club’s Commercial Director, Peter Silverstone, commented:

“We are always looking for new ways to connect and engage with our global fanbase and give them an incredible experience, whether that’s inside Emirates Stadium or in their own home. Sportsbet.io shares this attitude and approach and it has been fantastic to work together to deliver this new and innovative service to our supporters. Everyone at the club is extremely excited to welcome all our supporters back to Emirates Stadium imminently, but until then this programme is an exciting and innovative way of bringing fans closer to the players, and the action, than ever before.”

Virtual Reality Matchday

This is the second virtual matchday initiative developed by Sportsbet.io’s creative and PR agency Fuse for their Premier League club partnerships, alongside the virtual reality stadium tours delivered with Southampton FC. The initiative was developed by Fuse in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, working as a digital solution to activating matchday rights in a behind-closed-doors environment.

Tim Heath, Founder of the Coingaming Group, said:

“Across all of our Premier League partnerships this season, we have strived to use the latest in tech and innovation to try and bring a little bit of that magic of matchday to the fans at home. We are lucky to have two incredible partners in Arsenal and Southampton, who have got fully behind this mission and helped us deliver some amazing work. We are thrilled to be launching this new AR programme with Arsenal, and can’t wait to make the partnership even bigger and better next year.”

Production of both the 360 virtual reality content and augmented reality content was delivered by award-winning VR & AR agency East City Films.

About Sportsbet.io

Founded in 2016 as part of the Coingaming Group, Sportsbet.io is the leading Bitcoin sportsbook. Sportsbet.io has redefined the online betting space by combining cutting-edge technology, with cryptocurrency expertise and a passion for offering its players with the ultimate fun, fast and fair gaming experience.

Principal sponsors of English Premier League team, Southampton FC and Official Betting Partner of Arsenal Football Club, Sportsbet.io provides an expansive range of betting action across all major sports and eSports, offering players more than 350,000 pre-match events per year and comprehensive in-play content.

As the first crypto sportsbook to introduce streaming across all major sports, as well as a cash out function, Sportsbet.io is recognised as a leader in both online sports betting and within the crypto community.

Sportsbet.io prides itself on its secure and trustworthy betting service, with withdrawal times of around 1.5 minutes among the fastest in the industry.

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May 13th, 2021, Tallinn, Estonia — The new augmented reality matchday programme uses the latest AR technology to let fans bring the players into their living room. The creative concept aims to leverage Sportsbet.io’s matchday rights with the Gunners digitally, recreating the magic of matchday at home.

Augmented Reality Matchday Programme

The activity brings to life all the components of a traditional matchday programme with an innovative twist and includes Captain’s Notes from a virtual Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang alongside player profiles, quickfire interviews, footage from the training ground and an interactive AR squad selector that lets fans pick their team for the match ahead.

With the majority of matches from the 2020/21 season being carried out behind closed doors due to covid-19, the AR programme allows fans to enjoy one of the key elements of their usual matchday routine from the safety of their own home, and keeps them connected to both the players and the club.

Redefining The Fan Experience

Sportsbet.io are using their partnerships in football to redefine the fan experience by combining cutting-edge technology with their cryptocurrency expertise, delivering exclusive experiences that reward Arsenal’s large global fanbase and Sportsbet.io customers. The initiative is a demonstration of Sportsbet.io’s constant drive to innovate and the sportsbook believe that the role of cryptocurrency in sport is only going to increase.

The programme will be hosted on a private Sportsbet.io app and activated via influencers for the remainder of the 20202/21 season. The first two influencer activations went live in April, with world champion freestyler Sean Garnier and Entrepreneur come Gooner, Leo Dasilva.

Arsenal Football Club’s Commercial Director, Peter Silverstone, commented:

“We are always looking for new ways to connect and engage with our global fanbase and give them an incredible experience, whether that’s inside Emirates Stadium or in their own home. Sportsbet.io shares this attitude and approach and it has been fantastic to work together to deliver this new and innovative service to our supporters. Everyone at the club is extremely excited to welcome all our supporters back to Emirates Stadium imminently, but until then this programme is an exciting and innovative way of bringing fans closer to the players, and the action, than ever before.”

Virtual Reality Matchday

This is the second virtual matchday initiative developed by Sportsbet.io’s creative and PR agency Fuse for their Premier League club partnerships, alongside the virtual reality stadium tours delivered with Southampton FC. The initiative was developed by Fuse in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, working as a digital solution to activating matchday rights in a behind-closed-doors environment.

Tim Heath, Founder of the Coingaming Group, said:

“Across all of our Premier League partnerships this season, we have strived to use the latest in tech and innovation to try and bring a little bit of that magic of matchday to the fans at home. We are lucky to have two incredible partners in Arsenal and Southampton, who have got fully behind this mission and helped us deliver some amazing work. We are thrilled to be launching this new AR programme with Arsenal, and can’t wait to make the partnership even bigger and better next year.”

Production of both the 360 virtual reality content and augmented reality content was delivered by award-winning VR & AR agency East City Films.

About Sportsbet.io

Founded in 2016 as part of the Coingaming Group, Sportsbet.io is the leading Bitcoin sportsbook. Sportsbet.io has redefined the online betting space by combining cutting-edge technology, with cryptocurrency expertise and a passion for offering its players with the ultimate fun, fast and fair gaming experience.

Principal sponsors of English Premier League team, Southampton FC and Official Betting Partner of Arsenal Football Club, Sportsbet.io provides an expansive range of betting action across all major sports and eSports, offering players more than 350,000 pre-match events per year and comprehensive in-play content.

As the first crypto sportsbook to introduce streaming across all major sports, as well as a cash out function, Sportsbet.io is recognised as a leader in both online sports betting and within the crypto community.

Sportsbet.io prides itself on its secure and trustworthy betting service, with withdrawal times of around 1.5 minutes among the fastest in the industry.

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Sportsbet.io and Arsenal FC Launch Augmented Reality Matchday Programme

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May 13th, 2021, Tallinn, Estonia — The new augmented reality matchday programme uses the latest AR technology to let fans bring the players into their living room. The creative concept aims to leverage Sportsbet.io’s matchday rights with the Gunners digitally, recreating the magic of matchday at home.

Augmented Reality Matchday Programme

The activity brings to life all the components of a traditional matchday programme with an innovative twist and includes Captain’s Notes from a virtual Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang alongside player profiles, quickfire interviews, footage from the training ground and an interactive AR squad selector that lets fans pick their team for the match ahead.

With the majority of matches from the 2020/21 season being carried out behind closed doors due to covid-19, the AR programme allows fans to enjoy one of the key elements of their usual matchday routine from the safety of their own home, and keeps them connected to both the players and the club.

Redefining The Fan Experience

Sportsbet.io are using their partnerships in football to redefine the fan experience by combining cutting-edge technology with their cryptocurrency expertise, delivering exclusive experiences that reward Arsenal’s large global fanbase and Sportsbet.io customers. The initiative is a demonstration of Sportsbet.io’s constant drive to innovate and the sportsbook believe that the role of cryptocurrency in sport is only going to increase.

The programme will be hosted on a private Sportsbet.io app and activated via influencers for the remainder of the 20202/21 season. The first two influencer activations went live in April, with world champion freestyler Sean Garnier and Entrepreneur come Gooner, Leo Dasilva.

Arsenal Football Club’s Commercial Director, Peter Silverstone, commented:

“We are always looking for new ways to connect and engage with our global fanbase and give them an incredible experience, whether that’s inside Emirates Stadium or in their own home. Sportsbet.io shares this attitude and approach and it has been fantastic to work together to deliver this new and innovative service to our supporters. Everyone at the club is extremely excited to welcome all our supporters back to Emirates Stadium imminently, but until then this programme is an exciting and innovative way of bringing fans closer to the players, and the action, than ever before.”

Virtual Reality Matchday

This is the second virtual matchday initiative developed by Sportsbet.io’s creative and PR agency Fuse for their Premier League club partnerships, alongside the virtual reality stadium tours delivered with Southampton FC. The initiative was developed by Fuse in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, working as a digital solution to activating matchday rights in a behind-closed-doors environment.

Tim Heath, Founder of the Coingaming Group, said:

“Across all of our Premier League partnerships this season, we have strived to use the latest in tech and innovation to try and bring a little bit of that magic of matchday to the fans at home. We are lucky to have two incredible partners in Arsenal and Southampton, who have got fully behind this mission and helped us deliver some amazing work. We are thrilled to be launching this new AR programme with Arsenal, and can’t wait to make the partnership even bigger and better next year.”

Production of both the 360 virtual reality content and augmented reality content was delivered by award-winning VR & AR agency East City Films.

About Sportsbet.io

Founded in 2016 as part of the Coingaming Group, Sportsbet.io is the leading Bitcoin sportsbook. Sportsbet.io has redefined the online betting space by combining cutting-edge technology, with cryptocurrency expertise and a passion for offering its players with the ultimate fun, fast and fair gaming experience.

Principal sponsors of English Premier League team, Southampton FC and Official Betting Partner of Arsenal Football Club, Sportsbet.io provides an expansive range of betting action across all major sports and eSports, offering players more than 350,000 pre-match events per year and comprehensive in-play content.

As the first crypto sportsbook to introduce streaming across all major sports, as well as a cash out function, Sportsbet.io is recognised as a leader in both online sports betting and within the crypto community.

Sportsbet.io prides itself on its secure and trustworthy betting service, with withdrawal times of around 1.5 minutes among the fastest in the industry.

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Cuba to Fight Financial Disturbance by Potentially Adopting Crypto

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The government officials of Cuba examine crypto adoption as an instrument to overcome financial turbulence in the country. This comes a few weeks after the Cuban authorities started discussing the implementation of digital assets in the economy.

Crypto vs. Monetary Turmoil

The economic situation on the island of Cuba suffered heavy setbacks due to the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. Moreover, the government implemented crippling sanctions on the residents, which had a catastrophic effect on the local economy.

As Periodico Cubano reported, the president of Cuba – Miguel Díaz Canel – together with the country’s authorities, now plan to face these issues with the help of cryptocurrencies. According to the coverage, Díaz Canel discussed the possible benefits of crypto adoption in the country.

Additionally, he revealed his intentions to ”keep informing the public” about any implementations regarding the matter. However, Díaz-Canel alerted about the ongoing crypto scams on the island, calling them ”investment pyramid schemes.”

The president’s intentions did not come as a surprise. Last month the Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) put ahead proposals that might contain finding out how digital assets can boost the shattered economy of the country.


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Back in 2019, the Cuban authorities made a similar announcement on how cryptocurrencies can deal with the country’s monetary issues. The Minister of Economy and Planning then said:

”We are considering studying the application of cryptocurrencies in national and international commercial matters. Measures of this type can allow us to move forward. We have to look for alternative means to solve economic problems.”

Similar Situation in Kenya

The move of the Cuban government to fight its financial issues with the help of cryptocurrencies is not the only global example. As CryptoPotato previously reported, Kenya’s Central Bank explored the option of using Bitcoin to boost its depreciating Shilling.

The Kenyan local currency has been on a downward trend for the past few decades and has lost nearly 50% of its value compared to the US dollar since 2010. In the past year alone, the Shilling registered a decline of 10% against the greenback.

Consequently, the Central Bank of the African country came with a plan to switch its national currency to Bitcoin. Although such a move sounds utterly risky, as no government has done it so far, Central Bank Governor Patrick Njoroge revealed his confidence in the possible project:

”Our decision to shift to Bitcoin is both tactical and logical. Our currency has always been the punching bag for the IMF. This has led to too much pressure on the Kenyan Shilling, and this has a negative effect on the economy. Bitcoin will put an end to this.”

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