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July 24, 2024
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ARK Investment shifts $16m from ProShares to own Bitcoin ETF

ARK Investment Management, led by Cathie Wood, divested from the ProShares Bitcoin ETF, reallocating approximately $16 million towards its own Bitcoin ETF. 

This move involved the sale of ProShares Bitcoin ETF (BITO) shares, a pioneering ETF in the Bitcoin futures market in the U.S., and the acquisition of 365,427 shares of ARK 21 Shares Bitcoin ETF (ARKB). 

This adjustment resulted in ARKB accounting for 1% of the ARK Next Generation Internet ETF (ARKW). The value of ARKB shares declined to $43.51 on Tuesday, a significant drop from the initial listing price of $49 on Jan. 11.

Previously, ARK Investment Management had shifted its investments from the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (GBTC) to BITO in December in anticipation of the U.S. approving direct Bitcoin ETFs.

Cathie Wood had expressed confidence in investing in an already approved fund over one pending approval. This latest portfolio reshuffling aligns with ARK’s ongoing strategy to optimize its position in the evolving landscape of cryptocurrency investments.

ARK’s 21Shares Bitcoin ETF currently offers one of the lowest fees at 0.21%. Leading crypto exchange Coinbase acts as the custodian of ARK’s ETF. 

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