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Sources Say Valkyrie Bitcoin Strategy ETF Set to Launch on Nasdaq This Week

Sources Say Valkyrie Bitcoin Strategy ETF Set to Launch on Nasdaq This Week

After the Proshares Bitcoin Strategy exchange-traded fund (ETF) listed and smashed records in the first two days of trading, Vaneck’s bitcoin futures ETF was given the green light to start trading next week. Furthermore, sources say that the Valkyrie Bitcoin Strategy ETF is set to launch this week with a possible listing on Friday.
Proshares Bitcoin ETF Smashes Records
October is the month of bitcoin exchange-traded funds as the United States approved the first ETF last week. Proshares Bitcoin Strategy ETF (NYSE: BITO) listed on Tuesday and saw close to $1 billion in volume on its first day of trading.
The following day, BITO continued to perform remarkably and bitcoin (BTC) spot markets tapped a new lifetime price high at $67,017 per unit.

If $BITO keeps up this pace of inflows it wont have any futures left to buy by the end of the month due to pos limits (via rough back of envelope calc w/ @JSeyff ). https://t.co/KauFuaPzhb
— Eric Balchunas (@EricBalchunas) October 21, 2021

In fact, the senior ETF analyst for Bloomberg Intelligence, Eric Balchunas, explained how the bitcoin ETF was one of the fastest in history to capture $1 billion in assets. Balchunas said:
RECORD BREAKER: BITO assets up to $1.1b after today, making it the fastest ETF to get to $1b (2 days) breaking [gold’s] 18 [year] old record (3 days), which is poetically apropos.
Chart shared by senior ETF analyst for Bloomberg Intelligence, Eric Balchunas, on Wednesday.
Two Sources Say Valkyrie Bitcoin Strategy ETF Set to Launch Friday
Balchunas is one source that has said that the Valkyrie Bitcoin Strategy ETF is set to launch this week. In addition to statements from Balchunas, crypto reporter Danny Nelson confirmed with a Valkyrie spokesperson that the fund will begin trading on Friday after it “cleared the final regulatory hurdles.” Bloomberg’s senior ETF analyst also explained the news on Twitter.
“Just got word Valkyrie is changing the ticker back to BTF 🙁 SEC prob wasn’t a fan of BTFD. Also odds [are] growing they will launch tomorrow. Not final yet [though],” Balchunas said.
Then he corrected his tweet and noted that the Valkyrie ETF would list on Friday. “I had said this was launching [tomorrow] it’s actually going to be on Friday. Sorry about that,” the analyst further detailed.

The Valkyrie fund will leverage the ticker symbol “BTF” but there was talk about the company adopting the ticker “BTFD.” Unlike Proshares and Vaneck, the Valkyrie ETF will list on Nasdaq rather than the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).
Valkyrie’s ETF was originally filed in August and the operating expenses per year are 0.95%, according to the pre-effective amendment filed Wednesday morning.
What do you think about the possibility of Valkyrie’s ETF launching this Friday? Let us know what you think about this subject in the comments section below.

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Bitcoin futures ETF hits $1B AUM in a record-breaking two days

Bitcoin futures ETF hits $1B AUM in a record-breaking two days

Since the ProShares Bitcoin Strategy ETF started trading this week, it has become the fastest fund ever to reach $1 billion in assets under management (AUM).The highly anticipated launch of the first Bitcoin futures exchange-traded fund in the United States, BITO, has resulted in a number of milestone achievements.Bloomberg senior ETF analyst Eric Balchunas reported that the fund was the quickest ever to reach a ten-figure AUM after just two days of trading. BITO easily surpassed the previous record holder, a gold-based fund with the ticker GLD, which took three days to hit the billion-dollar mark in 2004.He commented that this was “poetically apropos,” presumably in reference to Bitcoin’s store of value properties and comparison to digital gold. RECORD BREAKER: $BITO assets up to $1.1b after today, making it the fastest ETF to get to $1b (2 days) breaking $GLD’s 18yr old record (3 days), which is poetically apropos. https://t.co/yGXyfwaogD— Eric Balchunas (@EricBalchunas) October 20, 2021Balchunas exclaimed “I’ve never seen anything like this. I bet ProShares is even shocked,” while retweeting a post by Bloomberg Intelligence research analyst, James Seyffart, who updated the original chart.Balchunas commented that there may not be any contracts left to buy if this volume continues, referring to a post by ETFStore President Nate Geraci stating that nearly 45% of BITO exposure is now in November futures contracts.“If $BITO keeps up this pace of inflows it won’t have any futures left to buy by the end of the month due to pos [position] limits.”The ProShares fund also broke the record for the highest-ever first day of organic volume which hit $1 billion on Oct. 19 when it launched. More than 24 million shares were traded during its debut day and since the ETF went live, it has now traded more than $2 billion in volume.Related: VanEck Bitcoin Strategy ETF will likely launch next week as crypto prices reach ATHsBalchunas has predicted that the next Bitcoin futures fund launch will be on Friday. This is likely to be the Valkyrie Bitcoin Strategy ETF which is changing its ticker back to BTF in preparation. In crypto circles, the former ticker BTFD also referred to “buy the f*cking dip,” which may not have gone down too well with the SEC.I had said this was launching tmrw it’s actually going to be on Friday. sorry about that. https://t.co/fqaGwjgscO— Eric Balchunas (@EricBalchunas) October 20, 2021

The momentum has driven Bitcoin prices to a new all-time high of $67,276 on Oct. 20 according to CoinGecko. At the time of writing, the asset had retreated slightly to change hands around the $65,230 mark.

Analysts predict Valkyrie will launch Bitcoin Futures ETF this week

Analysts predict Valkyrie will launch Bitcoin Futures ETF this week

Commentators are predicting that a second futures-based Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) will go live by the end of the week following the launch of ProShares’ Bitcoin Strategy ETF later today.On Oct. 19, Bloomberg’s analyst Eric Balchunas predicted that Valkyrie’s Bitcoin (BTC) futures-based ETF is “likely” to launch in the coming days after being certified for listing on the Nasdaq exchange last week. If true, the milestone would make Valkyrie’s fund only the second Bitcoin ETF to launch in the United States, with ProShares’ futures-based ETF slated to begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker $BITO on Oct. 19.Fellow Bloomberg analyst James Seyffart had initially predicted that Valkyrie’s Bitcoin Strategy ETF ($BTF) would go live on the same day as ProShares’ product. However, Balchunas tweeted earlier today that Varlkyrie’s fund will “likely” launch on Oct. 20 or Oct. 21, adding that ProShares will have the “market to itself” for the time being.Update: Valkyrie not going live tomorrow. Likely looking to launch Wed or Thu tho, but we’ll see. Anyway, $BITO will have market to itself tomorrow. https://t.co/G2Ucit6yxM— Eric Balchunas (@EricBalchunas) October 18, 2021Balchunas also noted that Valkyrie had updated its ticker from BTFD to BTF in its application.Invesco bows out of race to launch futures-based Bitcoin ETFDespite the bullish sentiment surrounding the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approving the United States’ first Bitcoin ETF, Invesco announced it had withdrawn its application for a futures-based ETF on Oct. 18.While onlookers had predicted Invesco’s futures ETF would receive a greenlight from the SEC this week, the firm revealed on Oct. 18 that it had withdrawn its application, adding its intentions to work toward launching a spot Bitcoin ETF in partnership with crypto broker-dealer Galaxy Digital. Invesco stated: “We have determined not to pursue the launch of a Bitcoin futures ETF in the immediate near-term; however we will continue to work in partnership with Galaxy Digital to offer investors a full shelf of products with exposure to this transformative asset class, including pursuing a physically-backed, digital asset ETF.”Related: SEC extends four Bitcoin ETF deadlines by 45 daysHowever, during an Oct. 19 episode of Anthony Pompliano’s “Best Business Show,” Seyffart and Balchunas argued that the approval of a spot BTC-backed ETF is unlikely to happen anytime soon.Balchunas asserted that SEC chairman Gary Gensler is much more “comfortable” with Bitcoin futures-based ETFs as they offer greater consumer protections than spot-backed funds.

New SEC Filings Give the Impression US Regulators Approved a Bitcoin Futures ETF

New SEC Filings Give the Impression US Regulators Approved a Bitcoin Futures ETF

The price of bitcoin jumped over 8% during the last 24 hours after a number of documents stemming from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) web portal indicated that the Proshares Trust exchange-traded fund (ETF) could be listed as soon as next week. Proshares filed a post-effective amended prospectus on Friday that shows the firm’s intention to launch on Monday, October 18 on NYSE Arca.
Bitcoin’s Price Spikes as Strong Signals Suggest Bitcoin Futures ETF Could Launch Next Week
The crypto community watched the price of bitcoin (BTC) jump awfully close to the crypto asset’s all-time high on Friday afternoon. During the late afternoon trading sessions, BTC tapped a daily high of $62,945 per unit at around 5:30 p.m. (EST). The reason for this increase is likely due to a number of documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) seeming to strongly indicate a bitcoin ETF is launching soon.
The first signal was from James Seyffart, an analyst at Bloomberg Intelligence who tweeted about Bloomberg’s data team “adding the Proshares Bitcoin Strategy ETF to the terminal.” Seyffart further added: “[The] ticker will be $BITO. 95 bps — less than half $GBTC’s 2% fee. This thing is going live next week. Either Monday or Tuesday.” Sharing this Form 8A document, the Bloomberg Intelligence analyst continued:
Also should add that [Valkyrie Funds] has filed their 8A which essentially registers a security for trading on [an] exchange. Nothing from Proshares on that front yet. So Valkyrie [is almost] certainly going to begin trading next week as well if I had to guess.
On Friday, October 15, 2021, the price of bitcoin came awfully close to surpassing its previous all-time high (ATH) on April 14, 2021. The price, at $62,945 per unit on Friday, was 2.95% lower than the ATH, which was $64,804 six months ago.
Proshares Trust Post-Effective Amended Prospectus
In addition to Seyffart’s commentary on Twitter, Proshares filed a post-effective amended prospectus for its ETF on Friday. The amended documents note that the Proshares bitcoin ETF intends to launch on October 18, 2021, and the filing also notes the ticker will be called “$BITO.” While the Proshares ETF could be the first to be listed as an approved bitcoin ETF by U.S. regulators, it will deal with bitcoin derivatives.
Screenshot of the Proshares post-effective amended prospectus.
The Proshares ETF will be a bitcoin futures-based product and analysts are doubtful a BTC spot market ETF will get the green light by the SEC this year. There’s been a lot of confusion about whether the SEC actually approved a bitcoin ETF on October 15 and there’s speculation signals could change. Seyffart’s Friday afternoon commentary on Twitter also shares a tweet he wrote on October 8 when he stated:
The SEC has pulled the rug on approval so many times before, I can’t help but wonder what’s around the corner. We (and all the potential issuers) are basically Charlie Brown trying to kick a football.

Speculation Concerning Valkyrie ETF
People are still skeptical because the U.S. regulator has rejected bitcoin ETFs in a vocal manner, but hasn’t said anything officially about approving a crypto exchange-traded fund. Others have also shared documents concerning Valkyrie’s bitcoin exchange-traded fund, as many have been speculating about its approval.
Nasdaq letter discussing Valkyrie’s 8A SEC filing.
Still, a few individuals have said the 8A document concerning Valkyrie’s Bitcoin Strategy ETF does not necessarily mean guaranteed approval.
“The SEC has not approved Valkyrie’s Bitcoin Strategy ETF…yet,” the Twitter account Bitcoin Archive told its 539,600 followers. “This is a notice from Nasdaq to the SEC saying they have approved the securities and awaiting a decision from the SEC. That is all.”
Vaneck’s Gabor Gurbacs responded to Bitcoin Archive’s tweet and said: “Good catch. There are so many approvals so people no longer [know] when an actual approval is. LOL.” Bitcoin Archive replied to the Vaneck executive and said: “Bloomberg guys think it’s 99% certain Mon/Tue, but we don’t have confirmation until [the] SEC says so.”
What do you think about the new SEC filings that give the impression the U.S. regulator approved a bitcoin futures-based ETF? Let us know what you think about this subject in the comments section below.

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BREAKING: Nasdaq listing hints that the SEC may soon approve ETF application from Valkyrie

BREAKING: Nasdaq listing hints that the SEC may soon approve ETF application from Valkyrie

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, may soon approve an application from crypto-asset manager Valkyrie for a Bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded fund, or ETF, with the shares to be listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market.According to an Oct. 15 notice from the SEC, the agency has accepted the registration of shares of Valkyrie’s Bitcoin Strategy ETF for listing on Nasdaq. In a letter from Nasdaq’s vice president of listing qualifications, Eun Ah Choi — filed the same day — the exchange said Valkyrie’s Bitcoin ETF shares had been certified.Related: New tickers and ARK filing shows Bitcoin futures ETF approval imminent: AnalystIn its Aug. 11 prospectus with the SEC, Valkyrie said its Bitcoin Strategy ETF would offer indirect exposure to the crypto asset with cash-settled futures contracts. The contracts will be purchased using a Cayman Islands-based subsidiary wholly owned by the fund with exchanges registered with the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission. The deadline for the SEC to officially approve Valkyrie’s ETF application is Oct. 25, but this could be extended to Dec. 8. The federal agency is currently considering applications for Bitcoin futures ETFs from VanEck, ProShares, Invesco and others.

New tickers and ARK filing shows Bitcoin futures ETF approval imminent: Analyst

New tickers and ARK filing shows Bitcoin futures ETF approval imminent: Analyst

Bloomberg’s senior ETF analyst says there are “good” signs that a Bitcoin ETF will soon be approved, pointing to Ark Invest filing for a Bitcoin futures ETF with an assigned ticker and Valkyrie updating its own ETF prospectus with a ticker. Cathie Wood’s Ark Investment Management LLC filed for a Bitcoin (BTC) futures ETF under the ARKA ticker, while Valkyrie has assigned its BTC futures prospectus with the BTF ticker. According to Bloomberg analyst Eric Balchunas, firms typically update their proposals when they have everything set and “ready for launch,” suggesting that Valkyrie may soon be given the green light by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).Balchunas also pointed to Ark Invests’ Bitcoin futures ETF application on Oct. 13 in partnership with 21Shares and whiteAlpha Architect white label, noting that the assigned ARKA ticker was “another good sign” that the SEC was set to give a tick. People keep asking me what I’m looking for first to confirm SEC approval and it is these type of updated prospectus filings. That’s what happens right bf a launch, they fill in all the XXs and add ticker. That said, this is bitcoin so WTF knows for sure lol.— Eric Balchunas (@EricBalchunas) October 13, 2021Referring to Valkyrie’s ETF, the analyst added that he looks for “these type” of updated prospectus filings when determining whether an official SEC greenlight is incoming, and said that applicants often update the final details “right before” launch. He conceded that with the crypto sector, nothing is certain however.Permabear Mr Whale downplayed the significance of the Ark Invest news saying all Ark did was update its “ARKW ETF prospectus” to say that it may gain exposure to BTC via exchange-traded funds in Canada. However Ark’s latest ETF filing with the SEC has no mention of the word “Canada” and the application clearly outlines that the fund is seeking to invest in “exchange-traded Bitcoin futures contracts that are cash-settled in U.S. dollars” on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME). ALSO notable, this is the second straight filing to not have the word “Canada” in it. It ONLY invests in futures no BTCC or GBTC options. Rumor is SEC no like that and wants them to be strictly futures. pic.twitter.com/l8KTxFtWH8— Eric Balchunas (@EricBalchunas) October 13, 2021

The price of BTC has surged 28% since the start of October to sit at around $57,500 at the time of writing. Many onlookers have attributed the recent pump to expectations that the SEC will soon approve a futures-based Bitcoin ETF. Related: SEC Chair Gary Gensler actually is pro-Bitcoin, Volt Equity CEO arguesBalchunas stated earlier this month that Bitcoin futures-backed ETFs have a high chance of being approved in October. He argued that they are regulated under the “40 Act” which is favored by the SEC as it offers greater consumer protections than physically-backed Bitcoin ETFs regulated under the “33 Act.”“Yes, the SEC has kicked can on Bitcoin ETF approval BUT that is for the physically-backed ones under ’33 Act,” he said and added: “The futures ETFs filed under the ’40 Act (which Genz loves) are very much alive and likely on schedule (we think 75% chance approved in Oct).”Opinions vary however and Todd Rosenbluth, senior director of ETFs and mutual fund research at research firm CFRA argued this week he believes that approval of a BTC futures ETF may be delayed until 2022. Speaking on CNBC’s ETF Edge, Rosenbluth stated that the current clouded regulatory landscape could cause further delays and that the SEC could be waiting to approve all the ETFs simultaneously to avoid a “first-mover advantage.”“It’s possible — in fact, we think it’s likely — that we’re going to see a delay of a Bitcoin futures ETF until 2022 until the regulatory environment is more clear,” he said.

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