Rates could spike above expectations.
With a market capitalization of $7.9bn (£4.4bn), the company’s stock, which is currently trading at about $1.40, already has more than half of its market capitalization in digital currencies, which accounts for $3.5bn of the company’s revenue.
Ethereum’s future in the world of finance is as much speculative as it is practical, with the technology seemingly poised to provide a means of securely storing funds which can’t be accessed from other sources without breaching one’s privacy.
It comes after blockchain firm Bitfinex was seized by U.S. regulators over alleged tax evasion schemes. It closed last week.