Bitcoin ETF: Everything You Need to Know | Leah Wald & Eric Balchunas



In this episode of Empire, Jason & Casey are joined by Senior Bloomberg ETF Analyst Eric Balchunas & CEO of Valkyrie Funds Leah Wald.

With the recent approval of the Valkyrie Bitcoin futures ETF, we invited Eric & Leah onto the show to discuss everything you need to know from how an ETF works, the benefits of an ETF for institutional investors, the SEC’s Bitcoin ETF regulation framework & if the SEC will approve a spot Bitcoin ETF.

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Timestamps:

00:00・Introduction
01:08・Comparisons between the ETF & Crypto industry
04:08・The benefits of an ETF
08:19・Challenges for U.S Bitcoin ETFs
15:08・SEC chair Gensler’s Bitcoin ETF regulation
20:15・Competition for a Bitcoin ETF
29:30・Avalanche Ad
30:36・Paraswap Ad
33:43・Owning Bitcoin vs buying a Bitcoin ETF
36:57・The Bitcoin futures ETF tracking error
38:30・Cost of custody for Bitcoin
41:20・Is the SEC approving a spot Bitcoin ETF?
43:40・When will a Bitcoin ETF surpass the Gold ETF
48:50・Mechanics of how an ETF works

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14 thoughts on “Bitcoin ETF: Everything You Need to Know | Leah Wald & Eric Balchunas

  • April 17, 2022 at 9:36 am
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    Oh hey Casey is back, finally.

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  • April 17, 2022 at 9:36 am
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    Tempest was an awesome arcade game, love the Tee Eric!!

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  • April 17, 2022 at 9:36 am
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    This guy was paying $200 a month for CD's? Is he buying 12 gallons of milk a week too?

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  • April 17, 2022 at 9:36 am
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  • April 17, 2022 at 9:36 am
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    Does Leah ever age. Looks like 2 years ago

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  • April 17, 2022 at 9:36 am
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    More nomenclature please.

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  • April 17, 2022 at 9:36 am
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    Blockworks crushing it. Sooooo informative, thanks ya'll. Fantom to the moon.

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  • April 17, 2022 at 9:36 am
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    The NAV of bitcoin has to be a negative number. Something from nothing is a lesson you should have learned in gradeschool.

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  • April 17, 2022 at 9:36 am
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    Crypto is closer to being “the mp3” of money than ETFs are. It’s completely digital and easy to share without an intermediary.

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  • April 17, 2022 at 9:36 am
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    Wait Leah is valkries ceo holllyyyy what. You guys are getting serious players now….

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  • April 17, 2022 at 9:36 am
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    The longer the industry waits to "engage" with Washington DC, the better. These institutions are failing. Don't let them bring us down with them. Let them beg for engagement with bitcoin. They will beg eventually. We have them by the balls.

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  • April 17, 2022 at 9:36 am
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