“VanEck’s bold move to amend their application for a spot Bitcoin ETF demonstrates their unwavering commitment to providing investors with a regulated and accessible entry into the world of digital assets, setting the stage for a potential game-changing development in the cryptocurrency market.”
Asset manager VanEck has filed an amended application for a spot Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The filing states that a seed capital investor purchased Seed Creation Baskets, equivalent to 50,000 shares of the proposed ETF, with Bitcoin prices determined by the MarketVector Bitcoin Benchmark Rate. This differs from other spot Bitcoin ETF proposals, which have seeding in cash. A spot Bitcoin ETF would directly invest in Bitcoin, attracting investors seeking Bitcoin exposure via traditional asset managers. VanEck joins other asset managers, including Bitwise Asset Management, ARK Invest, and 21Shares, in updating their applications for spot Bitcoin ETFs. The wave of amended filings suggests negotiations between asset managers and regulators are progressing, and a decision on spot Bitcoin ETFs in the US is expected in the coming weeks.