LATEST: Hong Kong Anticipates First-Ever Bitcoin ETF Approval by Mid-April

Hong Kong is on the verge of a landmark decision that could reshape the landscape of the cryptocurrency market in the region. Sources close to the Securities and Futures Commission reveal plans to approve the region’s first spot Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs) by April 15. This move, initially involving four spot Bitcoin ETFs, marks a significant step forward in embracing digital assets, signaling a welcoming stance towards cryptocurrency innovations.

Despite some applications falling short of the regulatory standards for crypto asset management, the interest from Hong Kong-based companies and mainland China proxies in launching spot crypto ETFs is high. Notable applicants, including China Southern Fund and Harvest Fund among others, are eagerly awaiting approval. This development not only highlights Hong Kong’s progressive approach towards cryptocurrencies but also sets a precedent for other regions to follow, enhancing the global crypto ecosystem.


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