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$100 Billion in TradFi Capital Awaits Imminent Bitcoin ETF Green Light, Says Bloomberg Analysts

Trent Alan
Last updated: | 2 min read
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Bloomberg analysts forecast $100 billion ready to invest in a Bitcoin ETF upon SEC approval. Image by Parradee, Adobe Stock.

A spot Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) could rapidly become a $100 billion market, according to new projections by analysts at Bloomberg Intelligence. This prediction comes as Wall Street waits in anticipation for the SEC to finally approve the first Bitcoin ETF in the US.

Wall Street Firms Line Up for Imminent Bitcoin ETF Approval

Earlier this month, crypto firm Galaxy Digital held a call with around 300 investment professionals to discuss allocating funds to Bitcoin ahead of an expected ETF approval.

According to Jeff Janson of Summit Wealth, which manages $550 million in client assets, substantial institutional interest is building around Bitcoin largely due to the likely ETF debut.

“My belief is that once you have access to Bitcoin in an ETF wrapper, I think you’re going to have a substantial amount of interest from institutional investors,” Janson told Bloomberg. “We want to perform well for our clients and we think that a Bitcoin ETF is going to be a differentiator in how we perform versus other advisors.”

Additionally, Chuck Cumello, CEO at Essex Financial Services, mentioned receiving inquiries from high-net-worth investors regarding a potential ETF. Cumello stated that SEC’s approval would be a “game changer” that makes investing in the digital asset easy through a client’s existing investment account.

Crypto Industry Awaits SEC’s Decision

Currently, ETF applications have been submitted by several major traditional finance players, including Fidelity, Ark Invest, and BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager with over $9 trillion under management. While some experts have touted the inevitability of approval, others like BitGo CEO Mike Belshe warn that the SEC will likely reject another round of ETF bids in the near term.

In a recent Bloomberg TV interview, Belshe explained that the dual nature of modern crypto companies as both exchanges and custodians will cause issues with the regulators.

“Gary Gensler has made it clear you have to separate exchanges from custody,” Belshe said. “The CFTC market structure is already this way—you have to separate exchanges from custody in the equities markets.”

Despite these potential roadblocks, the crypto industry is optimistic about the prospects of finally getting a Bitcoin ETF across the finish line in the US. With over $100 billion in capital waiting on the sidelines until approval, a Bitcoin ETF would represent a major milestone for cryptocurrency adoption by traditional finance.