Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Bitcoin Reaches Record Level After Crypto Investment Fund Debuts

Bitcoin climbed to an all-time high following the strong debut of the first U.S. ETF to invest in bitcoin futures, which has given optimism to the outlook for digital assets.

The largest cryptocurrency jumped 3.1% to $ 66,084, surpassing its previous peak since April and surging to over 120% in 2021. Ether, which ranks second, climbed higher, as did the broader Bloomberg Galaxy Crypto Index.

Bitcoin reached its latest peak amid a wave of pandemic-era liquidity, speculative betting, and expectations of wider adoption by institutional investors. The trip was volatile, with the token dropping below $ 30,000 in June amid criticism of its energy use and China’s crackdown on the cryptocurrency. It then began to partially recover as the crypto sector adjusted to the Chinese markets.

“This is an important point,” said Jesse Proudman, co-founder and CEO of Makara, a cryptocurrency consulting firm. “It is no longer a question of whether this asset class continues to exist – I think this is a truly significant milestone in the history of the broader digital asset class.”

The first U.S.-listed Bitcoin exchange-traded fund debuted on Tuesday as the second-most traded fund ever at a tipping point for the crypto industry.

More than 24 million shares in the ProShares Bitcoin Strategy ETF, trading under the ticker BITO, changed hands on Tuesday, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

With nearly $ 1 billion in turnover, BITO’s debut was second only to BlackRock’s carbon fund on its first day of trading, according to Bloomberg Intelligence’s Athanasios Psarofagis, with the latter ranking higher on upfront investment.

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Bitcoin’s biggest proponents support the controversial argument that virtual currency is a store of value and a defense against the most powerful inflation threat in years.

Wall Street enthusiasm has also increased: Bank of New York Mellon Corp., Goldman Sachs Group and Morgan Stanley are among the firms offering cryptocurrency-related services. Don Fitzpatrick, chief investment officer at Soros Fund Management, said her firm owns some of the coins and that the cryptocurrency has “gone mainstream.”

At the same time, there is still a long way to go. For example, SkyBridge Capital founder Anthony Scaramucci said that while about 10% of financial services companies are experiencing a “frenzy of fodder” cryptocurrency, the vast majority have doubts about the asset class.

An entirely new cryptoeconomy has emerged over the past few years. Non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, which allow digital art and collectibles holders to track ownership, are in the spotlight.

It’s the same with the decentralized financial ecosystem DeFi, which allows people to lend, borrow, trade and get insurance directly from each other, without the use of intermediaries such as banks.

Bitcoin’s record falls on his birthday – the digital coin was born on Halloween 2008, when the research paper of a man named Satoshi Nakamoto was published.

The document was titled “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Money System.” According to CoinMarketCap.com, his birth sparked a digital currency revolution that led to over 12,000 other coins. The total market value of cryptocurrencies exceeds $ 2.5 trillion.

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