Bitcoin ETF

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What is a bitcoin ETF? They are a relatively easy-to-purchase investment vehicle that owns bitcoin (BTC), the original cryptocurrency. Just like stocks, exchange-traded funds are listed on exchanges, can be traded throughout the day and are available for purchase through normal brokerage accounts. A bitcoin ETF was first proposed in the U.S. around 2013 by Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, but were never approved by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Several applications for them are pending with the SEC as of January 2024, from companies including BlackRock, Grayscale, Fidelity, Galaxy/Invesco and Franklin Templeton. If approved, crypto ETFs could dramatically broaden the base of people who can invest in digital assets. There have been bitcoin futures ETFs available in the U.S. for several years, but the latest round of proposed products, technically known as spot bitcoin ETFs, are a more efficient and desirable product.

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BTC, ETH Rise as Hong Kong Bitcoin ETF Applicants Say They've Been Approved
The Securities and Futures Commission, Hong Kong's markets regulator, has not made an official announcement.
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Hong Kong Could Approve Spot Bitcoin, Ether ETFs as Early as Monday: Bloomberg
Expectations for Hong Kong to approve the ETF products are seen as one of the biggest market-moving events for the cryptocurrencies in the near term.
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Hong Kong's Incoming Spot Bitcoin ETFs Could Be 'Big Deal.' Here's What Analysts Say
Massive demand for a China-listed gold ETF sent its premium soaring to 30% earlier this week.
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Hong Kong Said Likely to Approve Spot Bitcoin ETFs Next Week: Reuters
Hong Kong's regulators have sped up the approval process, according to a Reuters report.
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Australian Asset Manager Monochrome Applies With Cboe Australia for a Spot Bitcoin ETF, Eyes Decision by Mid-Year
The Monochrome Bitcoin ETF is a flagship product of the firm and was initially expected to be listed with Cboe Australia's larger rival, ASX, where larger volumes are availabl...
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Chair Gary Gensler's U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is inviting comments on certain ether ETF proposals.  (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
U.S. SEC Calls for Comments on Spot ETH ETFs
The Securities and Exchange Commission has opened up comment periods for ETF applications for Grayscale, Fidelity and Bitwise.
Chair Gary Gensler's U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is inviting comments on certain ether ETF proposals.  (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)

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Bitcoin ETF Trading Volumes Tripled in March as the Largest Cryptocurrency Hit Record Highs
Trading volumes for the exchange-traded funds soared to $110 billion, three times higher than either January or February, led by BlackRock's IBIT.
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Is This the End of Bitcoin's 4-Year Bull/Bear Market Cycle?
CoinFlip's Daniel Polotsky argues the introduction of ETFs and institutions could disrupt the cyclical price pumps that have historically trailed the Bitcoin halving.
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Cathie Wood's ARK Invest is buying more shares of crypto exchange Coinbase. (Marco Beller/Getty Images)
ARK 21Shares Bitcoin ETF Hits $200M Daily Inflows for First Time
The bitcoin ETF market registered net inflows of $243.4 million as the BTC price teased a return north of $72,000, a week after sinking below $63,000.
Cathie Wood's ARK Invest is buying more shares of crypto exchange Coinbase. (Marco Beller/Getty Images)

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Bitcoin Halving Could Bolster ETF Tailwinds for the Cryptocurrency: Canaccord
If history repeats itself, an even more bullish period for bitcoin and crypto markets could be on the horizon in the months following the halving, the report said.
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