Coinbase shares hit 18-month high after Binance charges

Crypto exchange Coinbase (COIN) shares have hit an 18-month high after rival exchange Binance and its former CEO Changpeng Zhao pleaded guilty to money laundering and sanctions violations in the United States.

On Nov. 27, Coinbase closed at $119.77, its highest since May 5, 2022, when it closed at $114.25, according to TradingView data. It has seen little movement in after-hours trading.

The number puts Coinbase shares up around 256.5% year-to-date, although is still down 65% from its Nov. 12, 2021, all-time high of nearly $343.

Coinbase share price since May 2022. Source: TradingView

Coinbase’s share surge comes just shy of a week since Binance and founder Changpeng “CZ” Zhao pleaded…

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