Coinbase Rumors: 14 Things to Know About the Crypto Exchange’s Insider Trading Allegations


Coinbase (NASDAQ:COIN) is the subject of rumors today as crypto traders on social media attempt to link the exchange to a mysterious Ethereum (ETH-USD) wallet.

Flags of Coinbase and NYSE flying in the wind representing Coinbase rumors.

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Let’s dive into everything investors need to know about today’s Coinbase rumors below!

  • Coinbase recently released a list of cryptos it’s considering adding to its platform.
  • The company revealed the list through a blog post claiming it was doing so in the name of transparency.
  • However, some traders on social media have called this into question after discovering an ETH wallet.
  • This wallet purchased several of the cryptos on that list 24 hours before it was posted by Coinbase.
  • That’s leading to speculation that someone at Coinbase owns the wallet.
  • Since the wallet’s transactions are public, users were able to track how much it spent on the cryptos.
  • That includes $20,000 on Dope Wars Paper (PAPER-USD), as well as $88,000 on Kromatika (KROM-USD).
  • It also invested in several other cryptos on the list and it’s worth noting it only bought cryptos on Coinbase’s list.
  • While there’s no hard evidence to confirm who is behind the wallet, some crypto traders on social media have an idea.
  • Many believe that Nate Chastain may be the possible owner of the ETH wallet.
  • Chastain was previously the product head of non-fungible token (NFT) marketplace OpenSea.
  • However, he left the company following accusations of insider trading.
  • Shortly after that, Coinbase brought him into its fold.
  • This has some traders believing he’s behind the alleged insider trading at the company.

COIN stock is up 1.8% as of Wednesday morning.

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