Coinbase Global Inc (NASDAQ:COIN) stands to benefit even from a tanking Bitcoin (CRYPTO: BTC), according to Goldman Sachs.
What Happened: The New York-headquartered investment bank said that the cryptocurrency trading platform is likely to beat second-quarter estimates labeling it a tactical trade, reported CoinDesk.
In a memo, Goldman noted that volatility in Bitcoin led to soaring trading volumes, which in turn presents an opportunity for Coinbase to rake in revenue in the form of fees.
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Even if the prices of BTC stay depressed, nervous users of the platform contribute to Coinbase’s coffers in the form of trading fees.
Coinbase shares traded 2.45% lower at $247.67 in Monday’s regular session. BTC has slipped 48.95% from the all-time high of $64,863.10 that it touched in April. At press time, BTC traded 3.85% lower at $33,115.20.
Why It Matters: Goldman analyst Will Nance put his earnings per share estimates 11% above consensus for the year ahead, noted CoinDesk.
Nance reportedly said in a note that investors are put off by Coinbase’s post listing decline, as the company’s shares have fallen 25% from their peak, but said investors could begin “reengaging in the coming quarters.”
In late June, Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong called for the building of a “crypto app store” similar to the one hosted by Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL).
Armstrong’s call was based on the growth of non-fungible tokens or NFTs and Decentralized Applications or DApps. At the time, the CEO also advocated an “international-first mindset.”
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