San Francisco-based Coinbase had said on Thursday it had confidentially applied with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to go public. It would be the first major U.S. crypto exchange to list on the stock market.
Coinbase did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Reuters reported in July that Coinbase had started plans for a stock-market listing and was exploring going public via a direct listing instead of a traditional initial public offering (IPO).
Coinbase has not specified publicly whether it will pursue an IPO or a direct listing.
News of Goldman Sachs’ hiring was reported earlier by Business Insider.
(Reporting by Joshua Franklin in Miami; Additional reporting by Lauren La Capra; editing by Jonathan Oatis)