Coinbase reaches #1 on U.S. Apple App Store for first time since 2017
May 11, 2021, 11:47AM EDT
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On May 10, the Coinbase app topped the U.S. Apple App Store, a position the crypto exchange hadn’t been in since late 2017.
According to data compiled by The Block Research, Coinbase broke top 10 charts in mid-April before reaching the #2 slot on April 14. This was the same day the crypto exchange became a publicly traded company on NASDAQ.
The app dipped below the top 10 apps for a short period before climbing up on May 4, the same time the art auction house Sotheby’s partnered with Coinbase to accept bitcoin and ether for physical art payments.
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