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Australia Readies for Debut of Bitcoin ETFs by 2024

source-logo  worldcoinindex.com 29 April 2024 13:15, UTC

Australia is gearing up for the debut of its inaugural spot Bitcoin Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) by the close of 2024, as reported by Bloomberg.

Key players such as Monochrome Asset Management and BetaShares are currently in the queue for approval from both the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and Cboe Australia.

Sources speaking anonymously to Bloomberg indicate strong prospects for VanEck Australia and BetaShares, with Monochrome Asset Management also vying for approval of its ETF on the Cboe Australia exchange, albeit a smaller one.

The introduction of Bitcoin ETFs would provide Australian investors with a regulated and secure avenue for those eyeing digital assets. This development aligns with the global surge in demand for spot crypto ETFs, as countries and exchanges worldwide seek to integrate cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum into traditional investment portfolios.

Earlier this year, similar funds debuted in the United States, drawing significant investments since their launch.

In Hong Kong, Bitcoin and Ethereum ETFs are set to commence trading on April 30.