LATEST: Australia’s Largest Exchange ASX Greenlights Its First Bitcoin ETF

The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX), Australia’s premier trading venue, has announced the introduction of the first Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF), marking a significant milestone in cryptocurrency adoption. Set to list on June 20, the VanEck Bitcoin ETF (VBTC) follows successful launches in the United States and Hong Kong, reflecting a global uptrend in the acceptance of Bitcoin ETFs.

Arian Neiron, CEO and Managing Director at VanEck Asia Pacific, highlighted the increasing demand for Bitcoin access through conventional trading platforms. “Many of our clients are eager and ready to invest, demonstrating a strong appetite for diversified investment vehicles like Bitcoin ETFs,” Neiron remarked. This new offering on the ASX will cater to both institutional and retail investors seeking to broaden their portfolios with cryptocurrency exposure.

The ASX’s move to host the VBTC ETF, following the earlier launch of Bitcoin ETFs on smaller Australian exchanges, underscores the nation’s growing recognition and enthusiasm for cryptocurrency investment products. With its commitment to enhancing visibility and credibility, the ASX is paving the way for wider Bitcoin adoption across the financial landscape.


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