The launch of ProShares Bitcoin futures ETF this week has been confirmed
According to a title shared by the Bloomberg Terminal Twitter account, on Tuesday, Oct. 19, ProShares will launch the first long-expected Bitcoin futures ETF with the ticker BITO. The data has been confirmed by The New York Times. The ETF will trade on the New York Stock Exchange.
*PROSHARES BITCOIN FUTURES ETF WILL LAUNCH ON NYSE TUESDAY: NYT
— *Walter Bloomberg (@DeItaone) October 18, 2021
The launch of the ETF that will hold Bitcoin futures but not BTC itself will finally launch after a 75-day review by the U.S. SEC regulatory agency spearheaded by Gary Gensler.
The news that the ETF just might be approved was published last week. However, it has been confirmed now.
Thus, BTC is inching close to its April all-time high of $64,895.
Last week, CNBC’s Jim Cramer stated that this week four Bitcoin ETFs are expected to get SEC approval. If at least one of them is launched, he believes, then Bitcoin is likely to reach a short-term peak or even “a real peak.” He stated that if the launch happens, he may even cash out half of his Ethereum stash.