Several applications for spot Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs) from companies like BlackRock and Fidelity have gained traction with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), with the agency officially acknowledging them. The acknowledgments indicate progress in the application process, although it doesn’t imply imminent approval or rejection. Despite the SEC’s historical reluctance to approve a spot Bitcoin ETF, the companies have included surveillance-sharing agreements in their applications to address concerns about market manipulation. The new vehicle is expected to provide investments in a familiar, structured, and protected environment.

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