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Arkham Unveils Bitcoin ETF Addresses, Lifting Lid on Institutional Holdings

Excerpt: Blockchain analytics firm Arkham Intelligence has identified the on-chain addresses associated with Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs) managed by financial giants BlackRock, Fidelity, Bitwise, and Franklin Templeton. This groundbreaking discovery offers unprecedented transparency into the institutional adoption of Bitcoin and sheds light on the specific holdings of these major players.

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BlackRock Shrugs Off XRP, Says No Plans for Spot ETF – Fox Business Senior Correspondent

Ripple’s hopes for a BlackRock-backed XRP exchange-traded fund (ETF) seem to be dashed, as senior Fox Business reporter Charles Gasparino cites insider sources reporting that BlackRock has no intention of launching such a product. The decision underlines the persistent regulatory cloud hanging over XRP and its ongoing legal battle with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

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Nine Bullets Fired in Bitcoin ETF Showdown: Is Grayscale’s Reign Ending?

In the fast-paced realm of cryptocurrency investments, the launch of Bitcoin ETFs has ignited a fierce competition, unlike anything seen before in the history of Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs). SpotBitcoinETF took to Twitter to emphasize the intensity of the battle, stating, “BITO and GLD had no competition when they launched. The BTC ETFs are each facing the most competitive launch in ETF history.” This revelation, echoed by renowned ETF analyst Eric Balchunas, sheds light on the unprecedented nature of the contest unfolding in the cryptocurrency ETF space.

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Wall Street Giant Courts Rich Boomers with Sleek Bitcoin ETF Ad

Wall Street whispers “Om”: BlackRock’s serene Bitcoin ad targets wealthy boomers with calm contemplation and new age vibes.

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Why Kevin O’Leary Won’t Buy a Spot Bitcoin ETF

The Shark Tank star and chairman of O’Shares ETFs explained his reasons for avoiding the newly approved spot Bitcoin ETFs, which invest directly in the cryptocurrency. He said he prefers to own Bitcoin directly and avoid paying extra fees to the fund managers. He also predicted that Fidelity and BlackRock, two of the largest asset managers in the world, will dominate the Bitcoin ETF market because of their established distribution channels and trust among investors.

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BlackRock Boss Bets on Ethereum, Says Tokenization is The Future of Finance

BlackRock CEO Larry Fink is bullish on Ethereum and tokenization, stating that he sees value in an Ethereum ETF and believes it’s a stepping stone towards a future built on tokenized assets.

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Spot Bitcoin ETFs Roar Out of the Gate with $400M Inflow Spree

Bitcoin exploded out of the gate with a $400 million stampede into spot ETFs on its first day, led by Fidelity’s $227 million charge. This early data hints at a potential gold rush for direct Bitcoin exposure, fueled by institutional giants like BlackRock joining the fray. While the final figures may shift, one thing’s clear: Bitcoin’s mainstream embrace has begun, and the stampede has only just started.

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BlackRock Takes a Bite Out of Bitcoin: $IBIT Sees Early Activity Before Official Market Opening

BlackRock’s Bitcoin play, iShares Bitcoin Trust (IBIT), is quietly stirring, having already traded $2 million worth of shares before the official market opening. This volume, while impressive for a pre-market debut, likely represents BlackRock strategically deploying part of the billions it raised for its BYOB (Build Your Own Bitcoin) offering.

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BlackRock Speeds Up Its Spot Bitcoin ETF Filing Process

BlackRock re-filed its S-1 registration statement for a spot bitcoin ETF on Friday, after receiving last-minute comments from the SEC. The quick turnaround time suggests that the asset manager and the regulator are eager to launch the product soon.

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SEC to Decide on Eight Bitcoin Spot ETFs on January 11

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is expected to rule on eight applications for Bitcoin spot exchange-traded funds by January 11, 2024. The applicants include some of the biggest names in the ETF industry, such as BlackRock, Fidelity, and Invesco.

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