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Breaking: $4 Trillion Giant Fidelity Refiles for Spot Bitcoin ETF

Thu, 06/29/2023 - 17:36
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Alex Dovbnya
This filing bears a striking resemblance to those submitted by BlackRock and ARK Invest, suggesting a growing consensus on the strategic approach to gaining SEC approval
Breaking: $4 Trillion Giant Fidelity Refiles for Spot Bitcoin ETF
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Investment management juggernaut Fidelity, which boasts an impressive $4 trillion in assets, has officially refiled for a spot Bitcoin ETF under the "Wise Origin Bitcoin Trust" name. This move is the latest sign of traditional finance's increasing adoption of cryptocurrencies.

The filings, as noted by Bloomberg ETF analyst Eric Balchunas, bear striking similarities to those of investment titans BlackRock and Ark Invest.

A key aspect of the filing is the Surveillance Sharing Agreement (SSA) language, which appears identical to those in ARK's filings, with BlackRock's submission also showing similarities. This suggests a coalescing of strategies by these large institutional players around a set template that may be more likely to win approval from the SEC.

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ETF research analyst James Seyffart has noted that are no set dates for deadlines on the recent refiling or for similar filings from BlackRock.

Nevertheless, the series of filings from leading financial incumbents—BlackRock, Fidelity, and Ark Invest—raises questions about whether these firms have received signals from the SEC that the Bitcoin ETFs might be approved.

This might be a tricky situation for SEC Chair Gary Gensler as he navigates the challenging task of regulating the rapidly evolving cryptocurrency market.

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Alex Dovbnya (aka AlexMorris) is a cryptocurrency expert, trader and journalist with extensive experience of covering everything related to the burgeoning industry — from price analysis to Blockchain disruption. Alex authored more than 1,000 stories for U.Today, CryptoComes and other fintech media outlets. He’s particularly interested in regulatory trends around the globe that are shaping the future of digital assets, can be contacted at