“Bitcoin’s soaring surge above the $30,000 mark, propelled by Grayscale’s groundbreaking ETF application, highlights the growing mainstream acceptance of cryptocurrency as a viable investment option.”
Bitcoin surged to a nearly three-month high of $30,104 in Hong Kong on Friday, driven by recent developments surrounding the potential approval of spot Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in the United States. According to CoinMarketCap, Bitcoin was trading at $29,708 at 6:40 p.m. in Hong Kong.
Grayscale, the world’s largest Bitcoin fund, recently submitted a new spot Bitcoin ETF application with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). If accepted, Grayscale would convert its Grayscale Bitcoin Trust into a spot Bitcoin ETF on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Arca. This move has attracted significant interest from both traditional institutional and retail investors.
“A spot Bitcoin ETF has immense appeal for investors, as it would provide exposure to the largest cryptocurrency without the need to manage wallets and related security issues,” said Jeff Mei, Chief Operating Officer of the BTSE crypto exchange.
Earlier this week, Bitcoin’s price reached a two-month high of $29,388 after a misleading report by crypto media outlet Cointelegraph falsely claimed that the SEC had approved BlackRock’s spot Bitcoin ETF application. BlackRock is the world’s largest asset manager.
The recent surge in Bitcoin’s price demonstrates the market’s excitement and anticipation surrounding the potential approval of spot Bitcoin ETFs in the United States. Investors are closely monitoring these developments as they could significantly impact the cryptocurrency market and attract more mainstream adoption.
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