Amid growing anticipation and excitement surrounding the Bitcoin spot ETF, the ProShares ‘BITO’ BTC Future ETF has reached a new all-time high (ATH).
ProShares Futures BTC ETF performs well
According to a post on X by Bloomberg ETF analyst James Seyffart, ProShares’ BITO is approaching $1.5 billion in total value locked (TVL). This comes just two weeks after Eric Balchunas acknowledged that the product works extremely well. Balchunas highlighted that the ProShares Bitcoin Futures ETF doubled in value in 30 days.
At the time, the popular analyst attributed the rise in value to industry-wide anticipation for the immediate approval of the Bitcoin ETF by the US SEC. A user X pointed out the irony in the relationship between the ProShares Bitcoin Futures ETF and potential BTC spot ETFs.
Once the SEC approves the Bitcoin spot ETF, it will certainly replace products like the ProShares BTC Futures ETF. Spot ETFs allow investors to legally trade the price of BTC without owning a Bitcoin address or privacy keys. This is different from futures, which only mimic the spot price of Bitcoin and offer exposure to the price movements of Bitcoin futures contracts.
Bitcoin ETF approval odds remain at 90%
Optimism regarding the agency’s positive decision continues and has even intensified in recent days. Experts still express optimism about the possibility of a timely approval of the Bitcoin ETF. Balchunas reiterated his earlier prediction that SEC approval is a matter of time.
He boldly stated that the chances of approval remain at 90%, as previously speculated.
The SEC just delayed Franklin Templeton and Hashdex’s Bitcoin ETF applications due to the premise that “the rules of a national securities exchange must be ‘designed to prevent fraudulent and manipulative acts and practices’ and ‘to protect investors and the public interest’. “
In connection with the delay, the SEC is now seeking public comment on whether Templeton’s application should be approved or disapproved. As the SEC provided the update to Franklin Templeton’s application ahead of the January 1, 2024 deadline, it suggests that the regulator may be streamlining all BTC spot ETF applications for mass approval in January.