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.

Newsletter
Layer-two's surge to new heights, Bitcoin and DeFi EFT applications and Sushi's mistaken bug — all coming to you this week in Finance Redefined.
Finance Redefined: Layer-two growth and the SEC’s scrutiny, Sept. 19–23
Tom Farren
2021-09-24T19:56:50+01:00
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News
Amplify ETFs, Invesco and Galaxy submitted registrations to the U.S. SEC for Bitcoin and DeFi-based ETF offerings.
SEC registrants seek DeFi and physically backed Bitcoin ETF approval
Arijit Sarkar
2021-09-22T11:26:17+01:00
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A Bitcoin ETF could be approved by U.S. regulators by October, according to Bloomberg Intelligence commodity strategist Mike McGlone.
Commodity strategist predicts Bitcoin ETF could get the nod in US next month
Martin Young
2021-09-22T06:18:56+01:00
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Markets News
Bitcoin has been leaving Coinbase’s wallets in 2021, while BTC exchange reserves on Binance tell a different story.
Bitcoin extends slide below $43K as Binance’s BTC stash grows to May-crash levels
Yashu Gola
2021-09-20T13:38:18+01:00
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News
Anthony Scaramucci revealed that SkyBridge currently holds $700 million worth of cryptocurrency.
SkyBridge raises $100M for Algorand fund and files for crypto company ETF
Samuel Haig
2021-09-16T05:15:42+01:00
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Market Analysis
$810 million in BTC options expire this Friday, and derivatives data suggests bulls are keen to push the price through the $50,000 level.
Bitcoin bulls look to profit from Friday’s $195M BTC options expiry
Marcel Pechman
2021-09-15T21:30:00+01:00
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News
Fidelity argues that Bitcoin markets have already reached maturity under the SEC’s own standards.
Fidelity lobbies SEC to approve Bitcoin ETF in private meeting
Martin Young
2021-09-15T06:39:01+01:00
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Analysis
Is a futures-based crypto exchange-traded fund really imminent, and if so why that, and not an ETF that takes direct ownership in Bitcoin?
Mass appeal: Could a Bitcoin futures EFT electrify US investors?
Andrew Singer
2021-09-03T15:21:00+01:00
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