There’s good news on the Bitcoin ETF front. Reputed financial services and news company Bloomberg reported on Oct 15 that Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has granted tacit approval and Bitcoin ETF is likely to be approved as early as next week. Bitcoin price has responded favorably to the news and the leading cryptocurrency by market capitalization has crossed $60,000 with a 24 hour gain of 5.6%.
Bloomberg has received credible information from people close to the matter, who asked not to be named. No official source has confirmed the Bitcoin ETF approval, but the regulator isn’t likely to create hurdles, seeing how the SEC has a pro-Bitcoin chairman at the helm. Four Bitcoin ETF proposals are likely to be approved and can begin trading soon on US exchanges. There’s high probability that these ETFs would be futures-based contracts.
Bitcoin ETF approval has been a long time in the marking with the first application coming from the Winklevoss twins back in 2013. Since then, it has been an uphill battle. The regulator’s chief concern has been that the market is heavily manipulated, liquidity isn’t sufficient and they can’t ensure investor protection. This stance appears to have changed as the situation has improved.
About Bitcoin ETF
The Bitcoin Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) is an investment channel that traces the administration of a special asset or collection of assets. ETFs enable investors to increase their investments without really having the assets pursued by an ETF. For those people looking to concentrate only on profits and losses, ETFs give a more manageable option to purchasing and exchanging personal assets.
Further, many traditional ETFs target more open boxes of signatures with something in common such as a focus on sustainability, for example, or assets describing any industry and associated companies, they enable investors to quickly increase their holdings.
Bitcoin ETF can enable fresh money to enter from the traditional finance space, since it reduces the entry barriers by allowing people to invest in this space through platforms and products, they are already familiar with. It’s traded on a stock exchange, allowing investors to access the liquidity. The investors can also be certain about the tax implications and regulatory protection.
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