Wall Steet Interest in Bitcoin Grows with ARK Fund Investing in Silbert's Bitcoin Investment Trust

Wall Steet Interest in Bitcoin Grows with ARK Fund Investing in Silbert's Bitcoin Investment Trust

ARK Investment Management LLC (ARK), an active manager of thematic Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), announced that the ARK Web x.0 ETF has become the first ETF to invest in bitcoin. ARK has made its investment for ARK Web x.0 ETF through the purchase of publicly traded shares of Grayscale's Bitcoin Investment Trust . The ARK Web x.0 ETF trades on the NYSE Arca exchange with the symbol ARKW . Securities within ARKW are related to cloud computing, Big Data, sharing services and social media, digital education, wearable technology, data mining, Internet of Things (IoT) and now cryptocurrencies.....


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