Hong Kong Approves Spot Bitcoin and Ether ETFs

Hong Kong has approved the launch of spot Bitcoin and Ether exchange-traded funds (ETFs) on Monday. This move follows similar actions by regulators in the US earlier this year.

Three asset managers, including Harvest Global Investments and a partnership between HashKey Capital Ltd. and Bosera Asset Management (International) Co., have received initial approvals from the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) to offer these spot crypto ETFs.

The approval has had a positive impact on the wider crypto market, with Bitcoin and Ether prices both experiencing significant gains. Bitcoin rose by as much as 4.3% to around $66,629, while Ether added 6.1% to reach $3,257.

Hong Kong is positioning itself as a hub for digital asset firms, having introduced a regulatory framework for virtual asset service providers last year. This latest move is expected to establish Hong Kong’s position as a leader in the crypto industry.

Spot crypto ETFs provide investors with a more accessible and regulated way to gain exposure to these digital assets. In the US, it has shown promise in increasing institutional and retail interest in the crypto market, potentially driving further growth and adoption.

Also read: Patient Capital Management To Invest Up To 15% Of Book In Bitcoin ETFs

It’s also expected to put more pressure on supply, especially with “halving,” a pre-programmed event that happens around every four years to regulate Bitcoin supply, which is coming up on April 20th.

Information for this story was found via Bloomberg, and the sources and companies mentioned. The author has no securities or affiliations related to the organizations discussed. Not a recommendation to buy or sell. Always do additional research and consult a professional before purchasing a security. The author holds no licenses.

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