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VanEck Gears Up for Bitcoin ETF with $72 Million Seeding Amid DTCC Ticker Listings

VanEck filed an amended S-1 filing with the SEC on January 8

With the spotlight on the upcoming Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) decision on Spot Bitcoin ETF approvals, VanEck, the American investment management firm, is making significant preparations.

VanEck’s Spot ETF tickers have been officially listed by the Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation (DTCC), solidifying its presence in the evolving landscape of Spot ETF investments.

VanEck’s Spot Bitcoin ETF can be found on the DTCC platform under the ticker ‘HODL.’ Depending on SEC approval, this listing positions VanEck as a key player in the potential integration of Spot Bitcoin ETFs into the mainstream financial sector.

Another investment management firm, WisdomTree, has obtained an official listing for its Spot Bitcoin ETF ticker, ‘BTCW,’ on the DTCC website.

WisdomTree remains in the race despite experiencing consistent delays in SEC approval since submitting its application in June 2023.

As the SEC prepares to rule on 13 Spot Bitcoin ETF applications, including those from BlackRock, ARK Invest, and Grayscale, experts such as Bloomberg analysts James Seyffart and Eric Balchunas predict a 90% chance of approval.

VanEck’s recent move demonstrates its dedication to the Spot Bitcoin ETF venture. The company filed an amended S-1 filing with the SEC on January 8, revealing the purchase of 1,640.92489329 BTC for $72.5 million on January 5.

This substantial seeding establishes a solid foundation for VanEck’s Spot Bitcoin ETF, which may attract increased participation from institutional investors.

The crypto community is waiting for the SEC’s decision, which could be a watershed moment for the wider adoption of cryptocurrency in traditional financial markets.


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