Wall Street Engages in Crypto Trading (COIN, OWUV, APTY, AXXA)

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Bitcoin is making headlines and waking up investors around the world, including Wall Street. Apart from investors, listed companies are also transferring resources to blockchain, metaverse, NFTs, and other cryptocurrency-related technologies.

Instead of investing in cryptocurrencies directly, many individuals and financial institutions prefer to buy into the public and private companies that impact the crypto industry through business operations.

The reasons are mainly because the stock market is heavily regulated and some people feel more secure with their money in an online bank or brokerage. Here are some popular stocks right now with engaged trading in cryptocurrency, NFTs, and the metaverse.

Coinbase Global Inc. ticker symbol PIECE OF MONEY

Coinbase is one of the leading coin exchanges and the company trades publicly on the US exchange. Coinbase has seen significant revenue growth over the years. Currently, their quarterly revenues fluctuate between $1 billion and $2 billion. however, the company has very high profit margins.

The company recently announced that it will soon release its fourth quarter and full year 2021 results, which are expected to be released on February 24, 2022.

Coinbase Global, Inc. (NASDAQ: CURRENCY) is definitely a growth stock to watch. They are constantly adding new altcoins on their exchange and the platform is available in over 100 countries.

One World Universe Inc. stock symbol OWUV

One World Universe is a publicly traded company that invests in distressed assets and business opportunities within emerging industries. Towards the end of last year, the company took a major turn in the NFT space, the metaverse and the cryptocurrency industry. One World Universe has already started buying land in several metaverses, including The Sandbox (SAND), Decentraland (MANA), and Upland.

The value and price of land in popular metaverses is increasing by more than 500% year over year. In addition, OWUV is investing and has also launched several series of NFT collections. According to recent press releases, the company uses partnerships with celebrities and athletes to help raise awareness of its projects and products.

One World Universe Inc. (OWUV) is another solid company to watch, especially if the growth of the metaverse and NFTs continues.

APT Systems Inc. stock symbol APTY

APT Systems is another publicly traded company looking to make an impact in the crypto industry with its true stablecoin (SPERA). The stablecoin is all about security and protection inside an escrow platform called Verifundr. The escrow system eliminates risk in real and crypto transactions, making SPERA ideal for goods and services transactions.

APT Systems Inc. (APTY) has developed the Verifundr escrow and payment system, which could be a very big driver for the stock in the long run. According to CoinMarketCap, there are over 17,000 tokens and only around seven stablecoins with significant volume and market capitalization.

Currently, there are not many genuine stablecoins to choose from that are fully backed by silver and gold, which gives SPERA a competitive edge.

Stock symbol Exxe Group Inc. AXA

Exxe Group is another company that has made a major shift into the cryptocurrency, metaverse, and NFT industry. AXXA presents interactive digital media event spaces for music, fashion, film and education. They feature virtual fashion events as well as producing fashion editorials, celebrity press and NFTs.

Exxe Group Inc. (AXA) owns a crypto exchange service, 1Myle, which recently added 20 major coins and offers integrated payment processing fintech solutions for a broad base of physical and digital entertainment content, events and promotional products ( NFT), as well as digital marketing communities.

The two dozen altcoins now available for trading include Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Cardano (ADA), Polkadot (DOT), Solana (SOL), Tether (USDT), Dogecoin (DOGE), Shiba Inu ( SHIB ), Ripple (XRP), USD Coin (USDC) and Binance USD (BUSD).

The company has seen substantial revenue growth in the current fiscal year, ending March 2022. For the current year, Exxe Group expects record revenue of 49 to 53 million dollars with a net margin of 15 to 20%. The company is also targeting $100 million in annual revenue for the period ending March 2023.

Private companies

Public companies all start somewhere, and you can get better and more favorable terms when you enter a company at an early stage. Getting into a private company early before it goes public can be much more profitable in the long run however, it is considered very risky as many startups fail within a few years.

These days, anyone can get into private companies through crowdfunding, A+ regulation, and other means of funding. In the past, to participate in these types of pre-IPO deals, you had to be an accredited investor, venture capitalist, angel investor, investment banker, etc. Now it’s more open to the public.

Many private companies grow silently under the radar because they are not required to publish their financial statements publicly. Coinbase started out as a private company, and as the app grew, it went public in 2021. There are a lot of new names making noise in the industry OpenSea, Rare, Binance, Bitplazaand bitpayJust to name a few.

Closing statement

The blockchain and cryptocurrency industry is changing rapidly. There is always something new popping up in the crypto world with endless possibilities. Over the past year, NFTs and the Metaverse have generated a lot of interest. The crypto landscape is changing faster than most of us can keep up. This is what really makes cryptocurrency so exciting to watch, digest, and explore.


Baran Giresunluoglu is a professional securities trader and investor. He is a huge fan of the crypto industry and a supporter of new technologies in the space.

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