Quite a few things have caused Coinbase to fly beneath the media’s notice. The rest of the community anticipated a decline in the stock price of COIN as the crypto exchange finished its third round of layoffs. In contrast, it was climbing.
Throughout the week, Cathie Wood and Ark Invest, her investment management company, have been in the news. The company was observed repeatedly funding Coinbase. Just yesterday, ARK received 33,756 shares of Coinbase. The cost of this transaction was $1.49 million. Wood’s platform spent another $3.28 million earlier today to purchase 74,792 shares of COIN.
The value of the shares is based on COIN’s Wednesday closing price of $43.79, it should be emphasized. COIN’s price was $44.65 at the time of publication, up 1.96 percent on the day.
After its shares fell to a low of $31.59 on January 6, Coinbase desperately needed this increase.
As all of its investments saw noticeable growth, Ark was generating a lot of money. Wood’s company also spent $8.5 million buying 69,060 shares of Tesla [TSLA] in addition to Coinbase. TSLA experienced a daily increase of 11.56 percent and closed at $123.21.
Here’s Why Coinbase Chief Received Praise
In spite of the crypto winter, Coinbase boasted in 2022 that it had hired 2,000 new employees. By 2022, however, it had reduced its workforce by more than 2,000. In the middle of this, the brother of the former manager of the exchange received a prison term for insider trading. Consequently, there was a lot of reaction following the encounter.
In the past six months, the firm had let go of 2,110 workers in total, and their staff is becoming slacker. Armstrong attributed the employment cuts to the ongoing bear markets that devoured their earnings. The CEO also acknowledged that the company is terminating a number of projects with low success rates.
However, Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong received praise for creating a page to support the company’s fired employees.
Armstrong created a page for 122 candidates from various industries. He even gave these candidates the option to opt into the project or to add their names to the list.