3 Reasons Why Ethereum Trading Volume Surpasses Bitcoin’s, According to Coinbase CFO

3 Reasons Why Ethereum Trading Volume Surpasses Bitcoin’s, According to Coinbase CFO

In a recent talk to the CNBC Squawk Box host Andrew Sorkin, the chief financial officer of the leading US-based crypto exchange Coinbase named three reasons of why she believes Ethereum trading volume has been outpacing that of Bitcoin in the first quarter 2021.

Besides, she reckons that institutional investors on Coinbase will be more active that retail ones.

3 reasons for ETH to surpass BTC in trading volume

The CFO of Coinbase Alesia Haas believes that the growth of Ethereum trading volume versus that of Bitcoin is down to three reasons: the growth of non-fungible tokens industry on Ethereum, the increasing volume of ETH locked in the Ethereum 2.0 deposit contract and the gradual transition of the network to the Proof-of-Stake consensus algorithm from the Proof-of-Work one.

"First quarter for us where #ethereum surpassed #bitcoin trading," says $COIN CFO Alesia Haas. "That was really grown this quarter by the growth of #NFTs...also, we saw Eth2 staking and the network is transitioning now to a proof of stake from a proof of work network." pic.twitter.com/ESYwT0V036— Squawk Box (@SquawkCNBC) August 11, 2021

Coinbase likely to shift into more institutional money in the future

When asked whether Coinbase is going to see more inflows of institutional money or cash from retail investors, she said that it is likely to be institutional ones.

As per Haas, Coinbase at the moment if “building deep roots” with their institutional clients, which include Elon Musk’s Tesla and SpaceX and look for custody services and keep investing in crypto.

The CFO stated that institutions appreciate it that Coinbase has taken care of security with large investments in this aspect and the fact that Coinbase has never suffered a hacker attack and never lost any of their investors’ crypto since the exchange began operating.

After institutions receive crypto custody services, they go into trading on Coinbase, buy data services and then move into the borrow-lend crypto products that Coinbase has been deploying.

"We are really building deep roots with a lot of our institutional clients across their investing needs in the crypto economy," says $COIN CFO Alesia Haas. "I think we will shift into more institutional money as we go forward." pic.twitter.com/wo3UodB2o8— Squawk Box (@SquawkCNBC) August 11, 2021


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