A Bitcoin ETF, which was launched on New York stock exchange with a big buzz, has slumped down. A Bitcoin futures exchange-traded fund (ETF) debuted on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) with a lot of hype just over a month ago.
The ProShares Bitcoin Technique ETF (BITO) began buying and selling on the NYSE after better involvement from Wall Street traders. The ETF, on the other hand, has been a major loser since its incredible start.
According to Bloomberg Intelligence data analyzed by Athanasios Psarofagis, the ETF is now one of the ten worst performers in terms of returns two months after its launch, dropping 30%.
The ETF first began trading on October 19. Its stock was worth $40 at the moment. It had topped $1 billion in volume by the end of the first day of trading, making it the second-best launch behind only the fund with pre-seed assets. However, according to a Bloomberg report, BITO has dropped over 9% in the last week.
Bitcoin, the world’s largest and oldest cryptocurrency, has lost more than 34% of its value since BITO debuted on October 19, according to the article. In November, the cryptocurrency reached a high of about $ 68,000 per coin, but it is currently far lower.
In addition, the fund broke a record by attracting $1 billion in assets in just two days. Nonetheless, according to Psarofagis, the ETF’s current performance will not necessarily have an impact on the industry’s future growth. SEC Chairman Gary Gensler emphasized this point, saying that while some other ETFs had a rocky start, they can still grow their assets.
Rather than acquiring Bitcoins on a cryptocurrency exchange, investors can invest in them through a futures contract with the BITO ETF. In other words, rather than buying Bitcoin directly, investors will now be able to invest in a Bitcoin futures fund. Investors who invest in this new ETF fund are effectively betting that the ETF’s shares will increase in value in the future. The underlying cause of the value of this fund’s shares is bitcoins.
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