Coinbase increases bond buyback program to $180 million

Quick Take

  • The cryptocurrency exchange announced it is raising the maximum amount of bonds it is willing to purchase through a buyback program to $180 million from $150 million.
  • Just a couple weeks ago, it appeared a limited number of bondholders had interest in selling their notes back to Coinbase.

In a bit of reversal, Coinbase's offer to buy back bonds from investors has swung from generating limited interest to more than previously hoped. 

The U.S.-based cryptocurrency trading platform announced today that it had increased the total amount of 2031 bonds it is willing to buy back to $180 million from $150 million.

Just a couple of weeks ago, Coinbase's offer had seemed to have been met with limited interest, signaling perhaps investors thought there was more upside for the notes.


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At that time, Coinbase said investors had tendered about $50 million worth of the bonds which have a coupon of 3.625%. Now, the company says that in the days following the announcement investors tendered an additional $211 million worth of the bonds for a total of $261 million.

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