The number of companies filing to receive approval to launch a Bitcoin ETF in the US continues to increase with the addition of Mike Novogratz’s Galaxy Digital. If approved, the Galaxy Bitcoin ETF will trade on the NYSE Arca exchange.
- Based in New York, Galaxy Digital is a diversified financial services firm dedicated to the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry. The company has made another pro-crypto step by filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission to launch its own Bitcoin exchange-traded fund.
- The document reads that if the Commission approves the application, the Galaxy Bitcoin ETF will issue common shares of beneficial interest that trade on NYSE Arca.
- The value of the shares will follow the performance of the Bloomberg Galaxy Bitcoin index, which includes multiple pricing sources.
“In seeking to achieve its investment objective, the Trust will hold bitcoin and will value its Shares daily based on the value of the Index, which is calculated based on data from bitcoin pricing sources selected by Bloomberg Index Services Limited.”
- With Galaxy Digital’s application, the number of US-based companies striving to launch a Bitcoin ETF continues growing. However, the SEC has yet to approve the first such product. VanEck’s filing seems to be a step ahead as the Commission put its Bitcoin ETF proposal for discussion in March.
- At the same time, Canada has led the way with several operational BTC ETFs. In fact, Galaxy Digital already has a functioning one in North America. Novogratz’s firm partnered with CI Global Asset Management, and the CI Galaxy Bitcoin ETF launched on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) on March 9th.