NEW BlackRock Filing Sends Markets Soaring• November 9, 2023 8:34 pm • Comments
A new filing from the world’s biggest hedge fund has thrown the markets into a frenzy.
Ethereum rose to over $2,000, riding on the coattails of the recent announcement. Ethereum is currently trading at $2109 at the time of this writing.
The SEC has not yet given BlackRock word on its other highly-anticipated Bitcoin ETF application.
Multiple outlets confirmed the news on Thursday, and here’s what we currently know about BlackRock’s Ethereum ETF application:
JUST IN: $9 trillion asset manager BlackRock officially files for Spot Ethereum ETF with Nasdaq.
— Watcher.Guru (@WatcherGuru) November 9, 2023
— James Seyffart (@JSeyff) November 9, 2023
The Block reports:
An iShares Ethereum Trust filing doesn’t yet appear on the SEC’s website.
But notably, the iShares Bitcoin Trust entity was first registered in the Delaware state seven days before BlackRock filed the ETF application with the SEC.
That suggests the iShares Ethereum Trust filing might appear on the SEC website next week.
Coin Telegraph provided an alternative perspective: “Ethereum breaks above $2,000 backed by strong ETH futures and options activity, but “Noshitcoins” questions why retail demand remains weak.”
— Cointelegraph (@Cointelegraph) November 10, 2023
Blackrock just took the first steps to register a spot Ethereum ETF
this is gentlemen pic.twitter.com/PEgYMljOCJ
— RYAN SΞAN ADAMS – rsa.eth (@RyanSAdams) November 9, 2023
According to Crypto Briefing:
An ether ETF would allow individual investors easy access to the second-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, providing efficient exposure without directly holding the asset.
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