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Valkyrie Gives Up on Leveraged Bitcoin Futures ETF

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Fri, 10/29/2021 - 19:43
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Alex Dovbnya
Valkyrie has withdrawn its leveraged Bitcoin ETF proposal
Valkyrie Gives Up on Leveraged Bitcoin Futures ETF
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US investment manager Valkyrie Investments has withdrawn its proposal to launch a leveraged exchange-traded Bitcoin fund, according to Bloomberg's ETF expert Eric Balchunas. 

After debuting its Bitcoin futures ETF last week, Valkyrie filed to launch a more exotic version of the product on Oct. 26. It intended to make it possible to trade Bitcoin futures with a 1.25x leverage.

However, it became clear that the proposal was dead on arrival after The Wall Street Journal reported that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission had asked Valkyrie to withdraw the application.

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ProShares launched the very first Bitcoin futures ETF on Oct. 19, pushing Bitcoin to the current all-time high of $67,276 the following day. 

In the meantime, Direxion recently filed an ETF application that would allow traders and investors to bet against the Bitcoin price.        

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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 alex.dovbnya@u.today.