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 easier exposure to a certain index of assets.

A Bitcoin ETF is similar, but the underlying asset is the Bitcoin (BTC) cryptocurrency rather than other traditional financial instruments. 

The hope of Bitcoin ETFs is that they could provide institutional investors an easier way to buy into Bitcoin and crypto markets, thus making it more attractive to the broader investment community.

While there have been many proposals for Bitcoin ETFs presented to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, the main hindrance to their approval is concern for asset volatility and market maturity, though this sentiment is starting to shift in crypto’s favor. For years, and most certainly now, there has been demand from institutional investors for this on-ramp to the crypto economy.

News
At least one leader at the SEC is in favor of seeing a Bitcoin ETF approved in the US.
Commissioner Peirce wants to see the SEC approve a Bitcoin ETF
Kollen Post
2020-09-24T17:55:46+01:00
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News
Brazil’s Hashdex is teaming up with Nasdaq to bring the world’s first Bitcoin ETF to the Bermuda Stock Exchange.
Brazilian fund manager and Nasdaq to launch world's first Bitcoin ETF
Samuel Haig
2020-09-22T02:31:06+01:00
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News
They're focusing heavily on Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash. Ethereum, not so much.
This Swiss investment firm hopes to foster mass crypto adoption via its exchange-traded product
Michael Kapilkov
2020-08-26T22:51:55+01:00
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Analysis
The SEC has rejected an ETF with only a 25% BTC component before, but how about just 5%? WisdomTree may be testing the agency’s limits.
WisdomTree Tests SEC’s Bitcoin Acceptance Threshold With Latest ETF Filing
Andrew Singer
2020-06-20T17:00:00+01:00
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Newsletter
Regulators are warming up to crypto around the world as they embrace innovation for economic recovery.
Law Decoded: As Crisis Mode Fades, Regulators Look Kindly on Crypto, June 12-19
Kollen Post
2020-06-19T21:55:00+01:00
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News
A New York-based asset manager has filed for an ETF that will invest up to 5% of its capital into Bitcoin futures contracts despite focusing on energy, agricult...
WisdomTree Files for ETF With a 5% Bitcoin Futures Share
Samuel Haig
2020-06-18T08:29:00+01:00
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News
An investor raised a major criticism about the way in which the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust is set up.
Investor Claims There's No Way to Cash Out From Grayscale's Bitcoin Trust
Adrian Zmudzinski
2020-06-12T20:26:00+01:00
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News
VanEck's Gabor Gurbacs said U.S. regulators have not treated Bitcoin fairly in their exchange-traded fund denials.
US Regulators Have Double Standards When It Comes to Bitcoin Says Gurbacs
Benjamin Pirus
2020-06-06T19:00:48+01:00
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