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Valkyrie’s latest ETF offering has exposure to Bitcoin

Crypto asset manager Valkyrie has launched an exchange-traded fund with exposure to Bitcoin on the Nasdaq Stock Market.In a Wednesday SEC filing, Valkyrie said its Balance Sheet Opportunities ETF will not invest directly in Bitcoin (BTC) but 80% of its net assets would offer exposure to the crypto asset through securities of U.S. companies with BTC on their balance sheets. These companies may include custodians, crypto exchanges, and traders. The filing specifies that Valkyrie’s ETF may invest up to 10% of its net assets in securities of Bitcoin mining firms, as well as up to 5% in the securities of pooled investment vehicles in the U.S. that hold BTC. At the time of publication, shares of the fund under the ticker VBB are trading for $24.48, having fallen more than 1.5% since launching on Wednesday.Introducing the Valkyrie Balance Sheet Opportunities ETF (Nasdaq: VBB). Launching today on @Nasdaq. Disclosures in bio. pic.twitter.com/YgiyQcDPPW— Valkyrie (@ValkyrieFunds) December 15, 2021Valkyrie’s latest ETF filing follows the firm launching a Bitcoin Strategy ETF in October which offered indirect exposure to BTC with cash-settled futures contracts. Shares of the fund are currently trading on the Nasdaq for $18.70, having fallen roughly 27% since opening on Oct. 22. Though the SEC has given the greenlight to investment vehicles linked to Bitcoin derivatives, including one from Valkyrie and another from ProShares, the regulatory body has yet to approve an application allowing direct investments in crypto. Several crypto ETF applications are still under consideration in the United States, while its neighbor to the north — Canada — has approved BTC ETFs from Fidelity.Related: SEC rejects WisdomTree’s application for spot Bitcoin ETFAccording to data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro, the price of Bitcoin rose above $49,000 today but has fallen more than 30% since reaching an all-time high price of $69,000 on Nov. 9. At the time of publication, the BTC price is $47,736.

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Dan Tapiero’s 10T will launch $500M fund for late-stage crypto firms

Macro investor Dan Tapiero is launching another multimillion dollar fund intended to invest in mid- to late-stage companies in the digital asset ecosystem.According to a Notice of Exempt Offering of Securities filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday, Tapiero and his 10T Holdings partners Michael Dubilier and Stan Miroshnik have given the regulatory body notice of a $500 million growth equity fund for crypto and blockchain firms. The filing shows the fund has not yet sold any of the original investment.The 10T DAE Fund 3.0 is the third to come from the growth equity firm following a $200 million fund launched in February and a $750 million fund in September. The company lists 14 crypto and blockchain firms in its portfolio, including Kraken, eToro, Huobi, Mercado Bitcoin, Gemini, Bitfury, and Ledger. With the addition of the $500 million fund, 10T Holdings’ assets under management would likely exceed $1 billion — its website lists $770 million AUM at the time of publication.Tapiero is no stranger to investments, but prior to the crypto boom, some of his business was in gold. The 10T Holdings founder also helped co-found Gold Bullion International in 2009 and has been actively speaking about the potential of the crypto ecosystem, including Bitcoin (BTC), as adoption of digital assets accelerates. Related: Why Dan Tapiero expects a massive Bitcoin shortageAccording to data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro, the BTC price is $51,140 at the time of publication, having risen more than 20% since dipping to a monthly low to the $42,000s on Dec. 3. However, Cointelegraph reported there are indications that institutional investors are still looking to buy crypto.

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