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Bitcoin-Friendly Cathie Wood’s ARK Keeps Dumping Shares of Coinbase, GBTC, Square, Tesla, Here’s Why

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Tue, 08/17/2021 - 09:58
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Yuri Molchan
As per crypto journalist Colin Wu, Cathie Wood's ARK ETF is reducing its holdings of companies that are related to Bitcoin and other crypto
Bitcoin-Friendly Cathie Wood’s ARK Keeps Dumping Shares of Coinbase, GBTC, Square, Tesla, Here’s Why
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According to a recent tweet by Chinese journalist Colin Wu, who covers everything to do with blockchain and cryptocurrencies, Cathie Wood's ARK exchange-traded fund continues to reduce its holdings of stocks that belong to Coinbase, Square and other Bitcoin- and crypto-related companies.

Other tech companies, such as Tesla, are also on that list.

ARK Invest's ETF keeps dropping crypto-related shares

Data shared by Wu shows that ARKK has been reducing its holdings of shares that belong to large cryptocurrency-related companies and tech companies as well.

Thus, the amount of shares of Coinbase, Square, Twitter and Tesla owned by ARKK has seen a decline.

The reason cited for this is the downtrend in tech companies' stocks. Now, ARKK has reduced its ownership of Coinbase stocks by 92,570 shares, and the number of shares of Jack Dorsey's Square has fallen by 138,398 and Twitter shares by 49,608.

Wu claims that among those companies is also Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (ARKK's holdings are down by 191,181 GBTC).

However, the source list does not contain this Barry Silbert-affiliated company.

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Cathie Wood's ARK invested in Twitter on Dorsey's Bitcoin announcement

Previously this year, U.Today reported that Ark Invest bought $88.74 million worth of Twitter shares (TWTR)—123,786 of them were purchased—after the social network's CEO Jack Dorsey announced that Bitcoin was going to play a big role in the future of Twitter.

In late July, ARK also grabbed some more Coinbase shares (COIN) and bought Square shares after Dorsey tweeted that this payment firm, built by the Twitter team, plans to develop and launch a DeFi platform.

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About the author

Yuri is a crypto journalist interested in technology and technical innovations. He has been in crypto since 2017. Believes that blockchain and cryptocurrencies have a potential to transform the world in the future in many of its aspects. ‘Hodls’ major cryptocurrencies and has written for multiple crypto media outlets. 

His articles have been quoted by such crypto influencers as Tyler Winklevoss, John McAfee, CZ Binance, Max Keiser, etc.

Currently Yuri is a news writer at U.Today and can be contacted at yuri.molchan@u.today.