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WisdomTree Q3 Reports Reveal Declining Crypto Holdings

According to the third quarter report of billion-dollar asset manager WisdomTree, its earnings estimates were met, revealing that it earned $0.06 per share. However, the report also showed that its cryptocurrency investments have dropped to less than $200 million. 

The cryptocurrency assets of WisdomTree under management dropped from $265 million to $178 million within the third quarter period. In addition, the fund’s cryptocurrency assets have decreased 56% since January this year, from $406 million.

In his reaction to the recent report, WisdomTree’s president and COO, Jarret Lillien, “Our move is to bring cryptocurrency mainstream.” Jarret Lillien added that the company wants to bring mainstream exposures like equities, commodities, and fixed income into the digital asset world through tokenized exposures and Blockchain-based funds.  

“We are now setting up the foundation that will allow us to lead in the upcoming evolution of financial services and set claim to the highest exposures in the digital industry. In addition, this move places us in a position to get an even bigger opportunity, to move more into blockchain-enabled finance, where spending, saving, and investing are combined,” Jarret Lillien added. 

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The drop in their crypto holdings is a response to the decline in crypto asset prices and the general crypto market cap. It has also declined from $2.3 trillion in January to around the $1 trillion region.

Jono Steinberg’s Comments On The Announcement

After acknowledging that the approval from SEC was another milestone for WisdomTree, Jono Steinberg commented on the drop in crypto holdings. He said via a blog post: “we are still very focused on offering investors the best product outline to access several assets classes. 

Previously, the asset management firm had to deal with intense price pressure last quarter as the SEC rejected its application for a spot bitcoin ETF. Earlier this month, the SEC didn’t approve the WisdomTree Bitcoin Trust proposal despite rolling over the decision from March and August 2022.

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Still working on the recent rejections, the financial watchdog stated that WisdomTree did not correctly match up to its responsibility to secure investors’ funds and avoid illegal activities and price movement manipulation. 


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Bradley Nelson

Bradley Nelson is a US based cryptocurrency news writer for Tokenhell, he helps readers stay up to date with the latest trends and news from the blockchain and crypto world. Bradley has been a crypto enthusiast since 2018.

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