ETF News

Exchange-traded funds, or ETFs, are investment funds that trade on a stock market with their value derived from an underlying basket of assets such as stocks, bonds, commodities and other financial instruments. They provide investors with easier exposure to a particular index of assets.

A Bitcoin ETF is similar, but the underlying asset is the Bitcoin (BTC) cryptocurrency rather than other traditional financial instruments. Bitcoin ETFs could provide institutional investors an easier way to buy into Bitcoin and crypto markets, thus making it more attractive to the broader investment community.

BTCetc, or Bitcoin Exchange Traded Crypto (BTCE), launched on Deutsche Börse Xetra in June 2020 as the first Bitcoin ETF available in the European market. ProShares Bitcoin Strategy ETF (BITO) was the first Bitcoin-linked ETF approved by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). It launched in October 2021. Canada approved the world’s first spot Bitcoin ETF, Purpose Bitcoin ETF (BTCC), in February 2021.

As of October 2023, U.S. regulators had not approved a spot Bitcoin ETF, with the SEC expressing concerns about market manipulation, fraud, custody and investor protection in their hesitancy to approve such applications.

Markets News
The crypto market is up today thanks to MicroStrategy's relentless Bitcoin purchases ahead of the key ETF decisions.
Why is the crypto market up today?
Yashu Gola
Yoni Assia told Cointelegraph that products like Bitcoin ETFs align with institutions’ existing modes of operation, making it easier for them to enter the marke...
Bitcoin ETFs, user experience will drive adoption — eToro CEO
Hermi De Ramos
“Interested persons” will have 21 days to comment on a proposed rule change allowing the Cboe BZX Exchange to list and trade shares of the Fidelity Ethereum Fun...
SEC solicits comments on Fidelity’s spot Ether ETF application
Turner Wright
Markets News
Bitcoin supply shock tactics give way to ETF hype in Standard Chartered’s new $100,000 BTC price prediction.
Bitcoin ETF will drive 165% BTC price gain in 2024 — Standard Chartered
William Suberg
Pando’s ETF bid comes as several spot Bitcoin ETF applications draw closer to a final decision deadline.
Bitcoin ETF race gets 13th entrant, BlackRock revises ETF model
Jesse Coghlan
Bitcoin ETFs could be subject to manipulation in the spot Bitcoin market. The SEC's chief concern is figuring out how to prevent manipulation induced by ETFs.
Research the dynamics of market manipulation before you jump in Bitcoin ETFs
João Marco Braga da Cunha
Market Analysis
The Bitcoin futures annualized premium jumped to 34% on Nov. 28, leading analysts to speculate about an imminent spot BTC ETF approval.
CME Bitcoin futures show investors betting on $40K BTC price
Marcel Pechman
Follow up
The SEC’s delays on two spot Bitcoin ETFs could mean it’s lining up to approve all pending applications in one swoop, say analysts.
‘Clear runway’ opens for all Bitcoin ETF approvals in Jan — Analysts
Jesse Coghlan

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