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Late on Wednesday, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved 11 applications, including those from BlackRock, Fidelity, Invesco and VanEck.

Jeremy Naylor | Analyst, London | Publication date: 

Most of these products are expected to start trading today, but the big question is what could it mean for Bitcoin? ETFs offer investors exposure to bitcoin without directly holding it. Earlier this week, analysts at Standard Chartered estimated ETFs could draw $50 billion to $100 billion this year alone. As of Wednesday, bitcoin market capitalisation stood at $913 billion. And what next? Some regulatory experts believe other innovative crypto products could follow, as from now on it will be a lot harder for the SEC to say no.

 

Bitcoin ETFs approved by SEC

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has given the green light to 11 applications for Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs) from companies like BlackRock, Fidelity, Invesco, and VanEck. These ETFs allow people to invest in Bitcoin without actually owning it. Experts think that these ETFs could bring in a whopping $50 billion to $100 billion this year alone. This approval is seen as a positive sign for Bitcoin trading.

What next for Bitcoin?

If we look at the chart for Bitcoin, we can see that it has been bouncing back since hitting a low point in November 2022, with a massive increase of 209%. However, things have been a bit quiet recently, so people are wondering what's next for Bitcoin. Some experts in regulations think that by approving these Bitcoin ETFs, the SEC will find it harder to say no to other new cryptocurrency products in the future.

We don't have any immediate signs that Bitcoin's price will go up even more, but it's interesting to see how things will unfold and how much people will be interested in these newly approved ETFs. The approval by the SEC allows more mainstream adoption of Bitcoin, which could mean that its value goes even higher in the future. So, this is a big step forward for Bitcoin investors.

Overall, it seems like a positive development for Bitcoin with the approval of these ETFs. It offers a new way for people to invest in Bitcoin without having to actually buy and hold the cryptocurrency themselves. This could potentially attract more investors and push Bitcoin's value even higher. It will be interesting to see how things progress from here and how successful these ETFs will be in bringing in billions of dollars.

 

 

 

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