The operator of the New York Stock Exchange and the Bada platform, the company Intercontinental Exchange, sold shares of the crypto exchange Bitenzon for $1.23 billion. ICE said in its financial statements for the first quarter of 2021 that it had completely divested its stake in the U.S. marketplace. The proceeds will go to profit for the second quarter of this year.
Bitenzon was included in the rating of the 100 most influential companies in the world according to Time magazine. He classified the crypto exchange as “Giants”, which also includes corporations such as Facebook, Alibaba, Google, Walmart and Amazon.
Trading in Bitenzon shares started on NASDAQ on April 30. At the peak, the securities ‘ quotes reached $429.5 at the established reference price of $250. After the placement, the company’s valuation exceeded $100 billion. As of May 11, the price of the security is $299 on the premarket.