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No, ARK 21 Shares spot Bitcoin ETF is not listed on DTCC website


Despite swirling rumors on social media, ARK Invest’s spot Bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded fund (ETF) does not appear to be listed on the Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation’s (DTCC) website.

On Oct. 25, numerous high-profile crypto accounts on X (Twitter), including Mike Alfred, Bitcoin News, Simply Bitcoin, Crypto News Alerts and others, posted tweets and screenshots claiming ARK Invest and 21 Shares’ joint spot Bitcoin ETF had been listed on the DTCC’s site.

However, none of the screenshots showed the correct ticker for the spot Bitcoin ETF, instead showing tickers related to futures products.

The most recent amended filing for Ark’s spot Bitcoin ETF from Oct. 11 shows that the fund will trade using the ticker “ARKB.”

As of Oct. 25, the section of the DTCC website showing all current ETF listings shows no listing under the ticker of ARKB.

The current list of ARK ETF products on the DTCC ETF list. Source: DTCC

The ticker “ARKA” refers to the ARK 21Shares Active Bitcoin Futures ETF, which, according to the most recent filing on Aug. 11, is a yet-to-be-approved fund that will offer investors exposure to Bitcoin futures contracts.

The tickers ARKY and ARKZ, respectively, refer to the ARK 21Shares Active Ethereum Futures ETF and the ARK 21Shares Active Bitcoin Ethereum Strategy ETF — both are still proposed products pending approval with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.

It’s beginning to look like the iShares listing news was overhyped, too.

While the crypto market soared on the news that BlackRock’s iShares spot Bitcoin ETF (IBTC) had been listed on the DTCC’s site, a DTCC spokesperson recently revealed that IBTC had been listed on the website since August.

The spokesperson said it’s standard practice for the DTCC to add securities to the NSCC security eligibility file “in preparation for the launch of a new ETF to the market.”

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“Appearing on the list is not indicative of an outcome for any outstanding regulatory or other approval processes,” the spokesperson added.

Traders noticing BlackRock’s spot ETF listing on the DTCC website coincided with a 14% single-day rally for Bitcoin, which briefly broke $35,000 for the first time in nearly two years.

Around the same time as the rumors of an ARK listing first began to surface, Bloomberg senior ETF analyst Eric Balchunas wrote that ARK Invest had filed a fourth amendment to its spot Bitcoin ETF application, which seemed to be largely cosmetic changes to the filling.

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