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Ark Investment Boosts Coinbase Holdings While Cutting Stake in Square

The purchases come a day after the Ark bought $246 million of the crypto exchange's shares during its Nasdaq debut.

Apr 16, 2021 at 9:32 a.m. UTC
Updated Sep 14, 2021 at 12:41 p.m. UTC

New York-based Ark Investment Management has upped its holdings in the shares of cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase (COIN), which debuted in Nasdaq trading on April 14.

  • Headed by well-known crypto bull Cathie Wood, ARK Investment purchased 341,186 shares, worth about $110 million on Thursday, after buying 749,205 shares the day before, the firm's daily trade summary shows.
  • The additional purchase was again done via three of Ark's flagship funds – The Ark Fintech Innovation ETFArk Fintech Innovation ETF and Ark Next Generation Internet ETF.
  • While the firm increased the funds' stakes in Coinbase, it sold 409,241 shares of payment company Square, which became a bitcoin holder last year.
  • Coinbase fell by 1.68% to $322.75 on Thursday. The stock price was quite volatile on the first day, rising as high as $428.94 before ending the day at $328.05.
  • The listing has been widely touted as a moment of validation for the cryptocurrency industry.

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