- Exchange-trade fund provider 21Shares has filed with the SEC to create a bitcoin ETF, which will be marketed by Cathie Wood’s Ark Invest.
- The ARK 21Shares Bitcoin ETF will track the S&P Bitcoin index and trade on the Cboe BZX Exchange under the ticker ARKB.
- The proposed bitcoin ETF joins more than a dozen other applications waiting for approval from the SEC.
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Ark Invest – the firm run by star stock picker Cathie Wood – has partnered with exchange-traded fund provider 21Shares to to create a bitcoin exchange-traded fund, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
The ARK 21Shares Bitcoin ETF will track the S&P Bitcoin index and trade on the Cboe BZX Exchange under the ticker ARKB. Its investment objective is quite simple: track the price of bitcoin.
A prominent bitcoin bull, Wood has been loading up on bitcoin-related investments such as Grayscale Bitcoin Trust and Coinbase Global over the last few months.
Bitcoin has gained mainstream adoption of late, soaring above a market capitalization of $1 trillion. It has however been trading rangebound in the past days at just half of its $64,000 peak in April.