March 29, 2024
Bitcoin ETF

Evolution of Crypto ETFs: Ledn Co-founder Anticipates Shift Beyond Traditional Structures

The traditional landscape of Spot Bitcoin ETFs is poised for transformation, according to Mauricio Di Bartolomeo, co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer at Ledn. Bartolomeo foresees a shift beyond vanilla ETFs, predicting a broader incorporation of various crypto assets within single investment vehicles in the coming year.

In an interview with Cryptonews, Bartolomeo highlighted the regulatory path ETFs are paving, legitimizing the crypto market. The involvement of financial giants like BlackRock, with their significant influence, adds weight to the legitimacy of these investment products.

Bartolomeo identified Ethereum as the last single-asset crypto likely to be deemed “ETF-worthy” by traditional institutions, attributing this to the lack of credibility in other cryptocurrencies for the time being. However, he anticipated a wave of new ETF variations, outlining the expected order of their arrival.

The Ledn executive shared his perspective, stating, “To me it goes: Bitcoin Spot ETFs, Ethereum [spot] ETFs… and then you’re going to start seeing 2x Bitcoin ETFs, Short Bitcoin ETFs, 3x Ethereum ETFs, Bitcoin plus Ethereum ETFs. All types of combinations of these things.” He believes these new ETF variations will take center stage before any other cryptocurrency qualifies for a single-asset ETF.

Bartolomeo emphasized that the success of spot-based ETFs will catalyze the emergence of multiple hybrid ETFs. The recent surge in cryptocurrency prices, with Bitcoin surpassing $52,000 and regaining a trillion-dollar market cap, coupled with consistent inflows into existing spot ETFs, has further fueled optimism.

BlackRock’s iShares Bitcoin Trust, exhibiting impressive momentum, contributes to the positive sentiment surrounding Wall Street’s embrace of these financial vehicles. Bartolomeo commended the success, noting, “As an issuer, this is a blockbuster success.” He pointed out that ETF issuers are likely to continue exploring new possibilities, with expectations that some are already filing for 2x Bitcoin ETFs.

ProShares and Bitwise have already entered the race, filing applications with the US SEC last year for an ETF focused on Bitcoin and Ether. According to ProShares, the ETF will measure “the performance of holding long positions in the nearest maturing monthly bitcoin and ether futures contracts.”

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