If you have money invested in cryptocurrency, you most likely had a good day Wednesday. Coinbase, the largest exchange for bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies became the first major crypto company to go public and surged in its first day in the stock market. With Coinbase going public, it pushes cryptocurrency into the mainstream as something to seriously invest in. Paul Vigna, reporter at the WSJ, joins us to break it down.
Next, we are learning a little more about the investigation into Rep. Matt Gaetz and a trip he took to the Bahamas with some associates and at least five young women. This trip is a key focus of the DOJ in their investigation. We also learned that Matt Gaetz’s phone was seized last winter as federal agents were looking into him. Marc Caputo, national political reporter at Politico, joins us for new details.
Finally, the CDC is studying cases of Covid “vaccine breakthrough.” There have been hundreds of cases reported in Florida, Michigan, and Washington about people getting infected with coronavirus after getting fully vaccinated. Experts say that this is expected as no vaccine provides 100% coverage, but are also looking into whether these are cases of being exposed to high levels of the virus or variants. Rob Stein, health correspondent at NPR, joins us for more.
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