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Portillo sets its stock price at $20 a share late Wednesday

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As it prepares to begin trading on NASDAQ on Thursday, Portillo’s, a regional Chicago business known for hot dogs and Italian beef sandwiches, fixed its stock price at $20 per share late Wednesday, the top end of its planned range.

In its initial public offering, the 67-unit fast casual based in Oak Brook, Ill., plans to sell almost 20.3 million shares under the ticker symbol PTLO. It has also given a 30-day option to buy up to little over 3 million more shares at the IPO price.

Portillo’s announced earlier this month that it would price its stock at $17 and $20 per share. The 58-year-old brand’s decision to pay a greater price demonstrates its faith in its product.

The chain previously stated that it intends to utilise the funds from its IPO to pay down the majority of its $470 million debt.

Portillo’s will go public on Thursday, joining Krispy Kreme, Dutch Bros, and First Watch as the fourth restaurant chain to do so this year. Sweetgreen also stated that it plans to go public.

The regional brand, which was founded by Dick Portillo in a trailer without running water outside Chicago in 1963, disclosed aggressive growth plans in its application, stating that it aims to reach 600 locations by 2046 and that it is “well-positioned for worldwide growth in the future.”

Berkshire Partners, a private equity group, paid roughly $1 billion for the then-38-unit brand in 2014. Six months later, Portillo repurchased portion of the chain’s real estate, signing 20-year leases on 18 of his namesake restaurants and two food commissaries.

Portillo’s now has locations in seven states.

The drive-thrus, which climbed from $3.4 million in revenue per unit in 2019 to $4.9 million today—a big portion of the company’s $7.9 million average unit volumes—helped the chain get through the pandemic. AUVs of $9.1 million were recorded in locations around Portillo’s home market.

This winter, Portillo’s plans to establish a half-size restaurant in Joliet, Illinois, with three drive-thru lanes but no indoor dining. The 3,750-square-foot prototype “opens up a lot of new avenues for us,” according to the chain’s vice president of real estate.

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Auction of Wikipedia’s editor’s first computer and NFT is On

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The computer Jimmy Wales used to create Wikipedia is up for auction, along with an NFT commemorating his first change on the platform, auctioneers announced Friday.

Wales “used for development and research at the time of the website’s launch on January 15, 2001,” when the website launched on January 15, 2001, according to Christie’s, which is supervising the sale.

The second lot is for an NFT generated by Wales of Wikipedia’s debut onscreen image when he uploaded the first words, “Hello world,” according to Christie’s specialist Peter Klarnet.

The NFT will be presented in JPEG format and will allow the customer to edit the page, which can be “which can be reset with a timer to revert to its original state,” to its original state.

In addition to supporting WT.Social, the proceeds from the sale of the NFT will go to a range of nonprofits working in the free culture field, according to the Christie’s website.

Christie’s hopes to sell the two lots for hundreds of thousands of dollars, Klarnet added.

NFTs have become a staple of auction houses and the art market for some collectors and investors.

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Singapore has suspended a crypto-exchange, Over a disagreement with K-pop group BTS

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Singapore has suspended a crypto-exchange, Over a disagreement with K-pop group BTS

Singapore’s banking watchdog has halted a popular digital currency exchange over a crypto pension programme linked to South Korean boy band BTS.

Singapore’s decision to stop Bitget’s local activities comes as the city-state strives to become a worldwide cryptocurrency hub.

BTS’s agency Hybe threatened Bitget with legal action in October for the promotion of Army Coin, named after the group’s ardent fans BTS ARMY. Who made the coin is unknown.

“so they do not have to worry about surviving but instead let them do what they desire to do” the platform advertised Army Coin. Hybe stated the coin is unrelated to BTS.

The episode shows the difficulties regulators face in controlling the crypto business as regular investors accept digital currency.

Barcelona star Andrés Iniesta was criticised last week for promoting the world’s largest crypto exchange on Instagram.

Singapore, a financial and free-trading port, has been more open to technology than regional rivals Hong Kong and Tokyo.

The Monetary Authority of Singapore has awarded Binance, Ripple, and Coinbase licences to serve retail and institutional clients.

Bitget had been exempted until July, according to a source familiar with the case. Bitget and the MAS refused to elaborate on the basis for Bitget’s exclusion.

Bitget’s services were still available in Singapore until late November, when it promoted Army Coin and claimed MAS clearance on its website.

After being notified by the Financial Times, the company removed the MAS logo from its site and prevented Singaporeans from using its app or website. Bitget still claims US, Canadian, and Australian licences.

Army Coin has since been listed on CoinTiger, another Singapore-based cryptocurrency market. The coin “exists for the good of BTS” and will “truly support them financially”, according to CoinTiger.

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Charlie Munger, a billionaire investor, is still not a big supporter of Bitcoin.

‘I wish they’d never been invented,’ Munger said at the Sohn conference in Sydney on Friday, according to the Australian Financial Review.

Asked if he had any admiration for China, Munger replied, “I think they made the right decision by simply banning them.”

The cryptocurrency market temporarily surpassed a market value of $3 trillion in November, and leading coins like bitcoin hit new highs this year, spurring a boom in interest in digital assets.

For the 97-year-old Berkshire Hathaway vice chairman, this position is nothing new. According to Munger, the Covid-19 pandemic made him loathe bitcoin even more in May at Berkshire’s annual shareholder meeting.

In response to the bitcoin success, he declared, “Of course I hate it.” Not only does it make kidnappers and extortionists so much easier to get their hands on your extra billions of billions of dollars, but I don’t enjoy just handing over your extra money to someone who just manufactured a new financial product out of thin air.

According to Munger, “I think I should say modestly that the whole damn development is disgusting and contrary to the interests of civilization.”

Munger, of course, would be opposed by bitcoin advocates. Some people feel that bitcoin can be utilised as a form of inflation protection because of its role as a store of value. According to these proponents, bitcoin is a safe and secure peer-to-peer currency.

Munger, on the other hand, has often slammed bitcoin for its volatility.

“It’s really kind of an artificial substitute for gold. And since I never buy any gold, I never buy any bitcoin,” Munger said at the annual shareholders meeting for the Daily Journal in February. “Bitcoin reminds me of what Oscar Wilde said about fox hunting. He said it was the pursuit of the uneatable by the unspeakable.”

According to Coin Metrics, Bitcoin is currently trading at $56,085, with a market value of more than $1 trillion.

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