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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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
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