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.

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The Cboe BZX Exchange used the examples set by CME's crypto futures products in its argument for approval, but the SEC rejected them.
SEC rejects WisdomTree's application for spot Bitcoin ETF
Turner Wright
2021-12-02T21:00:00+00:00
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U.S. companies are rushing to launch crypto investment products in Europe amid regulatory pushbacks at home.
US firm WisdomTree lists crypto ETP on Euronext
Helen Partz
2021-12-02T10:02:21+00:00
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Fidelity Canada has launched a Bitcoin exchange-traded fund that will allow investors to buy and sell real Bitcoin rather than derivatives.
Fidelity Canada reportedly launching spot Bitcoin ETF
Arnold Kirimi
2021-12-01T12:06:01+00:00
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A letter to the secretary of the SEC outlines discrepancies in its rejection of Bitcoin spot ETFs and acceptance of Bitcoin futures ETFs.
Grayscale tells SEC 'no basis' to approve Bitcoin futures ETFs and not spot ETFs
Brian Newar
2021-12-01T01:23:09+00:00
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Following Kelly Strategic Management’s filing for an Ether futures ETF, analysts questioned whether SEC chairman Gary Gensler is “mentally ready” to approve any...
Kelly Strategic Management files for Ethereum futures ETF
Brian Quarmby
2021-11-30T01:51:56+00:00
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Invesco’s spot Bitcoin ETN joins 25 other similar products on Deutsche Boerse’s digital exchange, Xetra.
Invesco launches spot Bitcoin ETP on Deutsche Borse
Helen Partz
2021-11-29T14:14:37+00:00
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Opinion
If Australia can embrace the crypto asset class, it could very realistically see an injection of new capital into its markets and the broader economy.
US Bitcoin ETF favors Australian approval, but Aussies need to go further
Will Hamilton
2021-11-28T10:11:00+00:00
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The Bitcoin assets under management (AUM) market fell 9.5% to $48.7 billion in November while altcoin-based crypto funds such as Ether saw their AUM rise 5.4% t...
Bitcoin AUM falls 9.5% to record largest monthly pullback since July
Arijit Sarkar
2021-11-28T07:14:26+00:00
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