The wealth manager Vaneck will be launching its bitcoin futures exchange-traded fund (ETF) in the United States following the Proshares ETF listing that launched on Tuesday. According to the post-effective filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Vaneck bitcoin futures ETF launch is approved to be listed after October 23.
Vaneck’s Bitcoin Futures ETF Is the Second US Fund to Get Approval From Regulators
This week, the Proshares Bitcoin Strategy exchange-traded fund (BITO) launched with a lot of fanfare and the ETFs volume broke records on Tuesday. The following day, bitcoin (BTC) spot markets smashed an all-time price (ATH) at $67,017 per unit. Additionally, the wealth manager Vaneck published its bitcoin futures ETF post-effective filing on Wednesday which indicates that the SEC has green-lighted the listing on NYSE Arca.
The Vaneck post-effective filing approval says the fund is granted to list after October 23, 2021, which means the ETF may list on Monday, October 25, 2021.
The Vaneck Bitcoin Strategy ETF’s ticker will be “XBTF” and the fund leverages cash-settled bitcoin futures contracts. The Vaneck ETF summary details that the fund “does not invest in bitcoin or other digital assets directly.” After the post-effective filing was published, Nate Geraci, the co-founder of The ETF Institute tweeted about the approval. “Vaneck [is] joining the bitcoin futures ETF party next week,” Geraci said.
The Vaneck approval follows the phenomenal market performance Proshares Bitcoin Strategy exchange-traded fund (BITO) saw on Tuesday. Eric Balchunas, the senior ETF analyst for Bloomberg explained on Wednesday that BITO is already “in the top 30% of ETFs by assets and a near-lock to exceed my $750m by end-of-week estimate.”