“BlackRock’s strategic move to launch its spot Bitcoin ETF in October marks a significant milestone in the mainstream adoption of cryptocurrencies, providing investors with a seamless entry point into the digital asset market.”
In a recent tweet, Eric Balchunas, Senior ETF Analyst for Bloomberg, highlighted an intriguing change in BlackRock’s spot Bitcoin ETF amendment. According to Balchunas, the world’s largest asset manager is planning to seed the fund this month. This information was discovered by Scott Johnsson, an investor at Van Buren Capital, who also noted that BlackRock has obtained a CUSIP number for the ETF. A CUSIP number serves as a unique identifier for securities, which is important during issuance and trade settlement.
Seeding an ETF involves initial funding provided by a bank or broker dealer to purchase a few creation units in exchange for ETF shares. This allows the shares to be traded in the open market on the first day. While Balchunas cautioned against reading too much into this development, he also mentioned that seeding typically occurs when ETFs are preparing to launch.
For more information, you can read the original post on The Defiant website. It’ll be interesting to see how BlackRock’s spot Bitcoin ETF progresses in the coming months.