Cathie Wood's ARK Sells $12M Coinbase Shares as COIN Nears Yearly High

ARK currently owns 11.03 million shares of Coinbase.

AccessTimeIconJul 12, 2023 at 5:44 a.m. UTC
Updated Jul 12, 2023 at 3:28 p.m. UTC
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Cathie Wood’s ARK Invest has sold $12 million worth of Coinbase’s (COIN) shares as the stock races to a near one-year high after the exchange announced a surveillance-sharing agreement with five spot bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded fund (ETF) applicants.

As previously reported, Coinbase stock rose over 16% on Tuesday after the announcement. Previously, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) had inferred that comprehensive surveillance-sharing agreements were critical to getting spot bitcoin ETFs approved.

Across all of ARK’s funds, the tech-focused investment manager owns close to 11 million shares of Coinbase, making it one of the largest holders of the stock. Overall the Coinbase holding represents 6.2% of the total fund weightage for ARK.

(Cathie's Ark)
(Cathie's Ark)

The estimated cost average for COIN across the various funds are, $239.60 for the Ark Fintech Innovation ETF (ARKF), $254.65 for Ark’s ARK Innovation ETF (ARKK), and $242 for ARK Next Generation Internet ETF (ARKW), according to market data.

In early June, ARK made a $21.6 million buy of Coinbase’s shares after the SEC’s lawsuit against the exchange sent its stock tumbling.

COIN closed nearly 10% higher at $89.15 on Tuesday and the stock is up 72% since the SEC sued the exchange on June 6.

UPDATE (July 16, 10:30 UTC): Corrects stock move in second paragraph.

Edited by Parikshit Mishra.

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