In an Unchained Podcast interview with Fortune magazine reporter Jeff Roberts, Roberts said, “When I recently talked with Coinbase co-founder Fred Ehrsam, he strongly hinted that the company may conduct a coin offering (ICO) at the same time as it goes public. Launched Coinbase’s own token. This may be the first ICO and IPO combination in the United States. However, this form may bring some regulatory challenges to Coinbase.” Chain News previously quoted a Reuters report, people familiar with the matter said that Coinbase has It is ready to go public and may be listed as early as this year. One of the sources said that the company is exploring listing directly instead of the traditional IPO later this year.