Coinbase, the US crypto exchange that has become a household name in the crypto space, is set to make its stock market debut on Wednesday 14 April via a direct listing. We look at what this means for UK investors, including whether you can buy shares in Coinbase.


What is Coinbase?

Coinbase is a leading cryptocurrency exchange that enables people to trade digital assets like Bitcoin.

The company was founded in 2012 by Brian Armstrong and Fred Ehrsam. It currently has over 56 million verified customers from 32 countries, including the UK.

Coinbase has become a very popular exchange among fans of crypto because of its simplicity, which often makes it the first option for beginners. It’s also very secure.

Ahead of the share listing, the company’s value currently stands at $91.5 billion (£67 billion).

How is Coinbase going public?

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Spring 21 – Access Custom Metadata Type Records using SOQL and without Using SOQL

Custom metadata types enable you to create your own setup objects whose records are metadata rather than data. These are typically used to define application configurations that need to be migrated from one environment to another, or packaged and installed.

Rather than building apps from data records in custom objects or custom settings, you can create custom metadata types and add metadata records, with all the manageability that comes with metadata: package, deploy, and upgrade. Querying custom metadata records doesn’t count against SOQL limits.


Before Spring 21 release we have the option to access Custom Metadata Type Records only Using SOQL likely below:

//Before Spring 21 Release – to access custom metadata type records using SOQL

List<File_Type_Mapping__mdt> soqlFileTypes= [SELECT Id, DeveloperName, MasterLabel, Label, QualifiedApiName FROM File_Type_Mapping__mdt];
System.debug(‘soqlFileTypes ::’+soqlFileTypes);

for(File_Type_Mapping__mdt fileType : soqlFileTypes) {
System.debug(‘fileType DeveloperName

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Were you one of the few who hit the pub as soon as the clocks turned midnight? Or were you in the queue to hit Primark as soon as its doors opened? After months of lockdown, England is reopening for business.

We have all got used to having nowhere to go and nowhere to spend our cash. But as things start to reopen, have we thought about what this means for our finances going forward?

What businesses are reopening?

We’ve reached the next step of the roadmap out of lockdown. Some major parts of the economy are now allowed to reopen, meaning that town centres and high streets will be buzzing once again.

At the time of writing, the following businesses are reopening:

  • Pubs, restaurants and cafés for outdoor table service
  • Outdoor settings like zoos and theme parks
  • Non-essential shops, hairdressers and public buildings
  • Swimming pools and gyms
  • Self-contained
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The new tax year is upon us, and with it comes a wave of changes to UK finances and the tax system. Below is a comprehensive guide to everything that’s changing and how it could affect you.


Tax allowance

This new tax year, the personal allowance, which is the annual amount of income you can earn without having to pay tax, is rising by 0.5% from £12,500 to £12,570.

Meanwhile, the threshold for paying the higher rate of income tax increases from the current £50,000 to £50,270 a year. These rates are expected to be frozen for the next five years.

Investors should also note that the annual ISA allowance will remain at the current £20,000 limit this tax year.

And like the personal allowance, there are rumours that it could also be frozen for the next five years, which makes it especially important to make sure … Read more