After VanEck, NYDIG Files Application for Bitcoin ETF

After VanEck, NYDIG Files Application for Bitcoin ETF

THELOGICALINDIAN - Two Bitcoin ETF applications are now awaiting analysis with the SEC

Bitcoin babysitter and asset administration close New York Digital Investment Group (NYDIG) has filed an appliance for an Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) to affair shares of “NYDIG BITCOIN ETF.”

NYDIG Aims for Bitcoin ETF

U.S.-based crypto banking account provider NYDIG has submitted a Form S-1 filing for a Bitcoin ETF with the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC).

The new assurance aggregation will accompany NYDIG’s subsidiaries, Asset Management LLC and NYDIG Assurance Aggregation LLC, which will act as sponsors and custodians for the fund. Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC is listed as the antecedent accustomed accomplice in the filing.

VanEck activated for a Bitcoin ETF on Dec. 29, 2020; the analysis from the SEC is awaiting for 90 days. The estimated boilerplate accountability hour per acknowledgment for S-1 anatomy is almost 27 days, admitting the SEC may booty up to 150 canicule to analysis applications. 

To date, no such applications accept been approved. Wilshire Pheonix, Gemini, Bitwise Investment, and VanEck were all denied approval afore the pandemic-induced blast in March 2020. Wilshire Pheonix was the aftermost to accompany the account of rejects in February 2020. 

VanEck again revisited its plan with a renewed appliance and is now abutting by NYDIG. 

According to JP Morgan’s strategists, a Bitcoin ETF would account a short-term amount correction as alternatives to Grayscale’s Bitcoin Assurance would account an address from the trust. 

However, careful casework in the bazaar like Coinbase, Gemini, Fidelity, and aggressive offerings like Bitwise’s Bitcoin and crypto basis already affect Grayscale’s GBTC premium. 

Quantum Economics analyst Charles Bovaird finds JP Morgan annotation “quite speculative.” He aggregate with Crypto Briefing that Grayscale’s Bitcoin Trust is accessible to institutional and accepted investors only, and it additionally has an anniversary 2% fee. Therefore, a Bitcoin ETF could end up alluring the retail market. He said:

“If U.S. regulators accept a bitcoin ETF that has lower fees, that could calmly allurement investors to that fund, affective them to carelessness Grayscale Bitcoin Trust.”

A Bitcoin ETF could bell with retail investors who use alimony funds, alternate funds, and added advance vehicles. It would additionally strengthen the appearance that Bitcoin is going mainstream, amidst a billow of institutional absorption in the asset. 

Still, all applications like NYDIG’s will charge approval from the SEC first.

Disclosure: The columnist captivated Bitcoin at the time of press.