VanEck files 5th amendment to spot Bitcoin ETF under ‘HODL’

Asset supervisor VanEck filed a fifth amended software for a spot Bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded fund (ETF) on Dec. 8.

According to the regulator’s database, the amended filing to the S-1 Form with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) highlights updates to the VanEck Bitcoin Trust. A spot Bitcoin ETF is an investment vehicle that lets people buy shares in a fund that tracks the price of Bitcoin.

The VanEck ETF is now expected to be listed under “HODL,” which is a misspelling of “hold” or an acronym for “hold on for dear life.” Bitcoiners use the phrase to describe a strategy of buying and never selling the digital asset. 

VanEck’s ticker image for the spot Bitcoin ETF acquired the eye of analysts on X (previously Twitter). Nate Geraci, president of the advisory agency The ETF Retailer, commented that folks aware of crypto will respect the ticker, besides boomers who received’t perceive it. He mentioned the ticker would assist keep away from adverse consideration on adviser statements, as many advisers already advocate hodling in numerous asset courses.

According to Eric Balchunas, a Bloomberg Intelligence senior ETF analyst, the ticker image selection differs from the “extra boring Boomer-y decisions” different firms like BlackRock and Constancy go for. He urged that the ticker image selection is a novel method by VanEck.

VanEck itself additionally acquired in on the enjoyable by posting a touch upon Dec 8:

“My #Bitcoin ETF will deliver all the newborn boomers to the yard, *if authorized.”

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A number of firms, together with BlackRock, Constancy, VanEck, Valkyrie and Franklin Templeton, are in the race for an approved spot Bitcoin ETF. Whereas the SEC hasn’t indicated its help for the filings, it has engaged in recent discussions with representatives from the applicant corporations to handle technical particulars of their fund proposals.

VanEck anticipates SEC approval for a Bitcoin ETF spot in January and estimates $2.4 billion in inflows in Q1.

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