To gauge impact of bitcoin spot ETF, analysts look to gold

With optimism around eventual spot bitcoin ETF approval ramping up, the exact impact such a product will have is hard to pinpoint. 

But the impact gold ETFs had on the products’ underlying asset could foreshadow the effect of yet-to-be-seen bitcoin fund launches, some industry executives say.

Bitcoin ETFs could see $14.4 billion of inflows in their first year of trading, according to a Tuesday report by Galaxy Digital research associate Charles Yu. The price of bitcoin could increase by 74% in the 12 months following approval, he added. 

Yu’s flow estimate comes from an assumption that BTC is adopted by 10% of total assets across three wealth management channels, with an average…

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