BlackRock revises spot Bitcoin ETF to enable easier access for banks

BlackRock has revised its spot Bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded fund (ETF) application to make it easier for Wall Street banks to participate by creating new shares in the fund with cash, rather than just crypto.

The new in-kind redemption “prepay” model, will allow banking giants such as JPMorgan or Goldman Sachs to act as authorized participants for the fund — allowing them to circumvent restrictions that prevent them from holding Bitcoin or crypto directly on their balance sheets.

The new model was presented by six members of BlackRock and three from NASDAQ in a Nov. 28 meeting with the United States Securities Exchange Commission.

If approved, the move could be a game-changer for…

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