Coinbase crypto exchange reported significant losses in Q2. The exchange posted a loss of over $1 billion while missing analysts' forecasts.

- Loss of $4.98 per stock vs a forecasted loss of $2.65

- Revenue of $808.3 million vs a forecasted revenue of $832.2 million

The US exchange revenue dropped 64% with retail transactions revenue at $616.2 million, which is down 66%. Trading volumes (in $B) were significantly lower across in Ethereum and other cryptocurrencies , however, Bitcoin's volumes have increased as well as BTC revenue.

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In a letter sent to shareholders, Coinbase stated the following:

"Q2 was a test of durability for crypto companies and a complex quarter overall. Dramatic market movements shifted user behavior and trading volume, which impacted transaction revenue but also highlighted the strength of our risk management program.

"We are focusing on our top business priorities and more tightly managing expenses. As a result, we have included more information in our shareholder letter this quarter, which we have organized into chapters, summarized below, to help investors better understand our results."

Coinbase expects between 7 and 9 million monthly transaction users, which is down from the 5 to 15 million range only 3 months ago. The company has reduced its spending budget, less paid media and other incentives as the focus shifts to nonpaid traffic.

Expenses and infrastructure spending were also reduced to accommodate the current conditions of the exchange .

Ark Invest Is Bullish on Coinbase

Despite the poor quarter Ark Invest are still bullish on the company. An Analyst at Ark Invest, Yassine Elmandjra explains that Blackrock's partnership with Coinbase is a significant milestone.

"This is I’d say by far [BlackRock's partnership] the strongest signal we’ve seen around institutions considering crypto as a new asset class, and that Wall Street is finally ready to make the leap here. I think a partnership of this caliber could usher trillions of dollars into the crypto asset class in the coming years.”

Based on Ark's simulations, institutional funds allocations of between 2.5% and 6.5% may lift BTC price by $200,000 to $500,000.

It is worth noting that at the end of July, Ark Invest sold around 1.4 million stocks of Coinbase that were worth $79 million at the time.

Coinbase crypto exchange reported significant losses in Q2. The exchange posted a loss of over $1 billion while missing analysts' forecasts.

- Loss of $4.98 per stock vs a forecasted loss of $2.65

- Revenue of $808.3 million vs a forecasted revenue of $832.2 million

The US exchange revenue dropped 64% with retail transactions revenue at $616.2 million, which is down 66%. Trading volumes (in $B) were significantly lower across in Ethereum and other cryptocurrencies , however, Bitcoin's volumes have increased as well as BTC revenue.

coinbase volumes

In a letter sent to shareholders, Coinbase stated the following:

"Q2 was a test of durability for crypto companies and a complex quarter overall. Dramatic market movements shifted user behavior and trading volume, which impacted transaction revenue but also highlighted the strength of our risk management program.

"We are focusing on our top business priorities and more tightly managing expenses. As a result, we have included more information in our shareholder letter this quarter, which we have organized into chapters, summarized below, to help investors better understand our results."

Coinbase expects between 7 and 9 million monthly transaction users, which is down from the 5 to 15 million range only 3 months ago. The company has reduced its spending budget, less paid media and other incentives as the focus shifts to nonpaid traffic.

Expenses and infrastructure spending were also reduced to accommodate the current conditions of the exchange .

Ark Invest Is Bullish on Coinbase

Despite the poor quarter Ark Invest are still bullish on the company. An Analyst at Ark Invest, Yassine Elmandjra explains that Blackrock's partnership with Coinbase is a significant milestone.

"This is I’d say by far [BlackRock's partnership] the strongest signal we’ve seen around institutions considering crypto as a new asset class, and that Wall Street is finally ready to make the leap here. I think a partnership of this caliber could usher trillions of dollars into the crypto asset class in the coming years.”

Based on Ark's simulations, institutional funds allocations of between 2.5% and 6.5% may lift BTC price by $200,000 to $500,000.

It is worth noting that at the end of July, Ark Invest sold around 1.4 million stocks of Coinbase that were worth $79 million at the time.