Visa, ING Listed in eToro Stock Portfolio Tracking Bitcoin ‘Value Chain’

The portfolio of bitcoin and 26 companies includes PayPal, Nvidia, Canaan and Coinbase – but not MicroStrategy.

Apr 26, 2021 at 3:01 p.m. UTC
Updated Sep 14, 2021 at 12:46 p.m. UTC

Trading platform eToro has launched a portfolio of bitcoin proxy stocks.

  • Besides carrying exposure to bitcoin itself, the portfolio includes companies “in the value chain behind bitcoin” including PayPal, Nvidia, Canaan and Coinbase, according to an announcement Monday.
  • Notably, it does not carry stocks whose only link to crypto is a treasury allocation, such as MicroStrategy or Tesla. (Square, which has both a bitcoin treasury allocation and enables BTC trading through its Cash App, is included in the portfolio.)
  • About a quarter of the “BitcoinWorldWide” portfolio is bitcoin itself.
  • Each of the other stocks represents no more than 3.33% of the total portfolio.
  • The aim of eToro’s portfolio is to provide access to companies “that deliver a service or product essential to the further adoption of bitcoin,” according to Dani Brinker, eToro’s head of portfolio investments.
  • eToro could also be included in such a portfolio by virtue of its planned public listing via a merger with a special-purpose acquisition company (SPAC).

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