Helene Braun

Helene Braun

Helene is a New York-based news reporter at CoinDesk, covering news about Wall Street, the rise of the spot bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and updates on crypto exchanges. She is also the co-host of CoinDesk's Markets Daily show on Spotify and Youtube. Helene is a recent graduate of New York University's business and economic reporting program and has appeared on CBS News, YahooFinance and Nasdaq TradeTalks. She holds BTC and ETH.

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It's been a successful first month for the spot bitcoin ETFs. (Getty Images)
Bitcoin ETF First Month Is in the Books: How It Went and What Comes Next
It's been a successful launch, but things could get really interesting once much of the wealth management industry comes on board, which could be sooner than thought.
It's been a successful first month for the spot bitcoin ETFs. (Getty Images)
Franklin Templeton has joined the race to launch an ethereum exchange-traded fund (ETF). (Franklin Templeton via X)
Franklin Templeton Joins Ethereum ETF Race
The asset manager is also one of the issuers of a spot bitcoin exchange-traded fund but hasn’t seen the same success as frontrunners BlackRock and Fidelity.
Franklin Templeton has joined the race to launch an ethereum exchange-traded fund (ETF). (Franklin Templeton via X)
MicroStrategy's BTC holdings have been overtaken by the new spot ETFs, ex-GBTC (Marco Bello/Getty Images)
Bitcoin ETFs (Ex-GBTC) Now Hold More BTC Than MicroStrategy
The bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs) through Wednesday held a combined 192,255 bitcoin, more than 2,000 above that of MicroStrategy, the largest publicly traded holder of...
MicroStrategy's BTC holdings have been overtaken by the new spot ETFs, ex-GBTC (Marco Bello/Getty Images)
All but one of the recently launched spot bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETF) charge a lower fee than the largest gold ETF, making them a cheaper investment into a gold-like asset. (Unsplash)
Investing in 'Gold' – Via Bitcoin – Is Cheaper Than Ever
All but one of the recently launched spot bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETF) charge a lower fee than the largest gold ETF, making them a cheaper investment into a gold-like a...
All but one of the recently launched spot bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETF) charge a lower fee than the largest gold ETF, making them a cheaper investment into a gold-like asset. (Unsplash)
MicroStrategy Executive Chairman Michael Saylor (Getty Images)
MicroStrategy Makes Its Case as Alternative to Spot Bitcoin ETFs
Michael Saylor's software firm called itself a “bitcoin development company” in its fourth quarter earnings presentation Tuesday night.
MicroStrategy Executive Chairman Michael Saylor (Getty Images)
BlackRock's corporate office in New York, New York. (Jim.henderson/Wikimedia Commons)
BlackRock’s Bitcoin ETF Inflows Climb to Fifth-Highest Among All ETFs in 2024
Fidelity's spot ETF also garnered a ranking in the top 10 of fund inflows so far this year.
BlackRock's corporate office in New York, New York. (Jim.henderson/Wikimedia Commons)
Jonathan Steinberg, CEO, WisdomTree (Shutterstock/CoinDesk)
WisdomTree Bets on Adviser Adoption for Bitcoin ETF Success
Of the new spot funds, WisdomTree has so far attracted the lowest amount of AUM at roughly $12.8 million.
Jonathan Steinberg, CEO, WisdomTree (Shutterstock/CoinDesk)
Binance, the world’s largest crypto exchange, is facing challenges as it attempts to re-enter the U.K. market after it suspended services in the country in October, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg. (Unsplash)
Binance Is Facing Regulatory Headwinds as It Tries to Re-Enter UK Market: Bloomberg
The largest crypto exchange in the world stopped offering its services to U.K. customers in October after it failed to comply with a rule change made by regulators last year.
Binance, the world’s largest crypto exchange, is facing challenges as it attempts to re-enter the U.K. market after it suspended services in the country in October, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg. (Unsplash)
Exit sign (Paul Brennan/Pixabay)
Global X Pulls Out of Spot Bitcoin ETF Application
The exchange-traded funds (ETFs) provider was not among the 11 spot bitcoin ETFs that received regulatory approval on January 11.
Exit sign (Paul Brennan/Pixabay)
The 10 spot bitcoin ETFs on Monday experienced their first net inflows in a week (Jim Wilson/Unsplash)
Bitcoin Price Nears $44K as ETFs See Net Inflows for First Time in a Week
The last previous net inflow day was January 22, when the spot products as a group added just over 1,200 bitcoin.
The 10 spot bitcoin ETFs on Monday experienced their first net inflows in a week (Jim Wilson/Unsplash)