The Ark Investment Management of Cathie Wood is permitting one of its own funds for investing in the Canadian Bitcoin ETFs because the money manager is looking for a fresh approach for betting on digital assets.
In a filing that took place on a late Friday that was about $5.7 billion ARK Next Generation Internet ETF (ticker ARKW), it was tweaked by the firm that the prospectus of the fund will be including reference to withholding exposure to cryptos through “exchange-traded funds domiciled in Canada”.
This particular move was introduced after the $1.3 billion Amplify Transformational Data Sharing ETF (BLOK). It is a product that is formulated on Blockchain. It was shown last week that it had a small stake in the 3 Canadian Bitcoin ETFs.
The issuers and investors within the $6.8 trillion U.S. ETF market are still waiting for the regulators to approve the investing of the exchange-traded products in cryptocurrency. Indeed, Europe and Canada have gone too far, and a massive applications backlog has developed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Ark is one of those in the line. For filing plans for a U.S. fund, Ark has teamed up with 21 shares that are based in Switzerland.
According to the compilation of data by Bloomberg, some Bitcoin exposure has already been boasted by ARKW. It stated that 5.5% of the fund had been invested in the GBTC (Grayscale Bitcoin Trust).
For accessing cryptos in the U.S. through a fund, the $30 billion vehicles are possibly one of the swiftest ways for investors. However, its poor structure makes it incompetent, and its value gets detached frequently from the Bitcoins it beholds.
Last Friday, GBTC was about 20% down from the 1st Canadian Bitcoin ETF that was introduced in February. Purpose Bitcoin ETF (BTCC) had a 9% fall. About 6.5% has been lost by ARKW since then. However, it is still up about 2.3%. About $691 million has been lured in 2021 in new cash.