SEC Officially Approves 11 Bitcoin ETFs


The Securities and Exchange Commission has officially approved 11 Spot Bitcoin ETF applications. This comes after months of anticipation. This approval effectively opens the doors for investors in the equity markets to gain exposure to Bitcoin through stock exchanges. These 11 Spot Bitcoin ETF applications could be available for trading from as early as 11th Jan. The exchanges which enable trading of Spot ETFs are Chicago Board Options Exchange(CBOE), NASDAQ and New York Stock Exchange(NYSE). The detailed description of issuers of ETFs along with the custodians for these ETFs is listed in the table below.

InstitutionTickernameExchange Bitcoin custodian
ARK 21Shares Bitcoin ETFARKBCBOCCoinbase
Bitwise Bitcoin ETP TrustBITBNYSECoinbase
Fidelity Wise Origin Bitcoin TrustFBTCCBOESelf-Custody
Franklin Bitcoin ETFEZBCCBOECoinbase
Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (conversion)GBTCNYSECoinbase
Hashdex Bitcoin ETFDEFINYSEBitGo
Invesco Galaxy Bitcoin ETFBTCOCBOECoinbase
iShares Bitcoin TrustIBITNasdaqCoinbase
Valkyrie Bitcoin FundBRRRNasdaqCoinbase
VanEck Bitcoin TrustHODLCBOEGemini
WisdomTree Bitcoin TrustBTCWCBOECoinbase


SEC’s approval of ETFs marks an important moment in Bitcoin’s history. Bitcoin’s market cap is inching towards $900 billion and with large institutions now opening the doors to more investors, we can hopefully see positive momentum. Nevertheless, it is important to weigh your risks and trade after extensive research. Investors are advised to do their own through analysis before investing in the crypto market.

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