CBOE Digital president says a spot bitcoin ETF approval will promote derivatives growth

CBOE Digital President John Palmer says that the potential approval for a spot bitcoin ETF could broaden the ecosystem for institutions and retail.

“I think seeing that approval really is gonna pave the way for pension funds and RIA-based funds to be able to invest assets in a spot Bitcoin ETF where they may not be able to gain that access today and just a native spot, Bitcoin token,” Palmer said.

Any potential approvals for an ETF could also change how institutions approach derivatives, Palmer added. Derivatives include options and futures contracts.

“So you have more players, institutional players that are used to hedging their risk. And so they lean on derivatives quite heavily…

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