Why making bitcoin mainstream could be bad news for Coinbase

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    Shares of the cryptocurrency exchange ticked up 2% after its first day of trading. In its market debut, Coinbase hit a high of $429.54 per share before closing at $328.28 per share. CNBC’s Jon Fortt explores whether Coinbase is the future or investors should proceed with caution.

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