This episode is sponsored by NYDIG.

Today on “The Breakdown,” NLW rounds out the story of the bitcoin futures ETF process that has dominated crypto chatter for the last week or more. He looks at the details of the first ETF that will go live, as well as why some on Twitter argue this is really just a product for short-term traders. Finally, he looks at the significance of news that Grayscale will endeavor to convert its bitcoin fund into an ETF.

“The Breakdown” is written, produced by and features NLW, with editing by Rob Mitchell and additional production support by Eleanor Pahl. Adam B. Levine is our executive producer and our theme music is “Countdown” by Neon Beach. The music you heard today behind our sponsor is “Only in Time” by Abloom. Image credit: George/Moment/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk.