Bitcoin ETFs Off to a Huge Start! More Reactions

The SEC’s approval of 11 outstanding Bitcoin ETF requests is no doubt a perfect start to the year. As expected, the news was met with wild jubilation from different corners of the crypto market.

Crypto Twitter is currently raving following the impressive numbers recorded on the first day of trading. Let’s describe how was the first day of the Bitcoin ETF.

Strong Launch for Bitcoin ETFs Sparks Widespread Responses and Engagement

Bitcoin ETFs officially began trading on Thursday, following Wednesday’s approval. Interestingly, at the end of the day, the ETFs recorded over $4 billion, reflecting how investors jumped on the legal products.

Most crypto experts view this approval as a huge test of Bitcoin’s resilience and ability to fully penetrate the mainstream market. The spot Bitcoin ETF market is already competitive.

Companies such as ARK 21Shares Bitcoin ETF (ARKB.Z), Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (GBTC.P), and BlackRock’s iShares Bitcoin Trust (IBIT.O) are all in a heated battle for market control. Interestingly, trading data showed that Grayscale and BlackRock dominated trading volumes on Thursday.

Before Wednesday’s approval, some of the issuers had drastically reduced the rates for their products. The new bitcoin ETFs have fees ranging from 0.2% to 1.5%. Interestingly, most companies are willing to waive those fees completely for some time or a specific dollar volume of assets. Valkyrie lowered its fees to 0.25% once the ETF began trading and waived them for the first three months.

There are differing opinions about how much spot bitcoin ETFs could generate. For example, analysts at Standard Chartered predicted that the ETFs could bring in $50 billion to $100 billion this year alone. Similarly, Bernstein analysts projected that flows will gradually increase to reach $10 billion in 2024. Other analysts state that inflows over five years might total $55 billion.

Reactions from the Market to the Bitcoin ETF

Different crypto experts and executives offered their opinions on the ETFs and what they could mean for the industry at large. Sui Chung, CEO of CF Benchmarks, explained that “The ETF will most likely create more demand, which will therefore lead market makers to assign more capital to support that liquidity. Crypto market liquidity still hasn’t fully recovered from the FTX crash in November 2022.”

Following the SEC’s approval, the Winklevoss twins, who had been the first to apply for a bitcoin ETF in 2013, shared their reactions to the event. Cameron Winklevoss wrote on X “Just remember, the [SEC] didn’t approve Bitcoin ETFs because they wanted to; they approved them because they had to.”

Also, prominent crypto executives such as the new Binance CEO, Richard Teng, were not left out of the action. Teng remarked that the approval “will be remembered in crypto history.”

Ripple’s Brad Garlinghouse wrote, “I expect this will be yet another catalyst for institutional investment and adoption.” In addition,’s Kris Marszalek remarked that Wednesday’s approvals illustrate that “the US market is a long-term crypto market.”

Some crypto experts believe the approved Bitcoin ETF could pave the way for other crypto ETFs. These products will no doubt usher in a new era for the industry.


The information discussed by Altcoin Buzz is not financial advice. This is for educational, entertainment, and informational purposes only. Any information or strategies are thoughts and opinions relevant to the accepted levels of risk tolerance of the writer/reviewers and their risk tolerance may be different than yours. We are not responsible for any losses that you may incur as a result of any investments directly or indirectly related to the information provided. Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are high-risk investments so please do your due diligence. Copyright Altcoin Buzz Pte Ltd.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.