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VanEck Files for “Bitcoin Strategy ETF”, SEC Chair Says It’s Likely to Be Approved

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Tue, 08/10/2021 - 12:03
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Yuri Molchan
Global asset manager VanEck has filed for a Bitcoin ETF after doing the same for an Ethereum ETF previously
VanEck Files for “Bitcoin Strategy ETF”, SEC Chair Says It’s Likely to Be Approved
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Senior ETF analyst for Bloomberg, Eric Balchunas, has just tweeted that the global asset management company VanEck has submitted an application for launching a Bitcoin Strategy exchange-traded fund (ETF).

VanEck files for a Bitcoin ETF

It has been filed under the Investment Company Act of 1940, similar to the Invesco’s ETF that the company filed for with the SEC last week as covered by U.Today.

This exchange-traded fund will contain both Bitcoin futures and other Bitcoin funds, same as Invesco’s Bitcoin Strategy ETF.

Balchunas points out that this is the fourth Bitcoin ETF application submitted under the 1940 Act (as required by the Security and Exchange Commission agency) and the SEC chair Gary Gensler, according to Balchunas, reckons that this is the fourth ETF application that is likely to be finally approved.

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VanEck filed for an ETH ETF and BTC ETF earlier

Previously, U.Today reported that the VanEck asset manager had submitted an application to launch an Ethereum ETF – “VanEck Ethereum Trust”.

In case of an approval, it was meant to be traded on the Cboe BZX Exchange. This happened back in May this year.

Previously, however, the company had filed for Bitcoin ETFs multiple times, hoping to gain the SEC’s approval. The previous attempt took place in December 2020.

Also, the company has released the first crypto ETF in Europe earlier this year. The product called VanEck Vectors Digital Assets Equity UCITS ETF (DAPP) was listed on the London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Boerse.

This crypto ETF tracks the MVIS Global Digital Assets Equity index, which follows the performance of the largest and most liquid companies operating in the digital assets sphere.

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Yuri is a crypto journalist interested in technology and technical innovations. He has been in crypto since 2017. Believes that blockchain and cryptocurrencies have a potential to transform the world in the future in many of its aspects. ‘Hodls’ major cryptocurrencies and has written for multiple crypto media outlets. 

His articles have been quoted by such crypto influencers as Tyler Winklevoss, John McAfee, CZ Binance, Max Keiser, etc.

Currently Yuri is a news writer at U.Today and can be contacted at yuri.molchan@u.today.