BlackRock CEO Larry Fink sees the firm's spot Bitcoin ETF as a means to level the playing field and lower costs for investors.
Fink emphasizes the high bid spread and transaction costs associated with crypto, hoping that regulators view the ETF filing as a way to democratize the market.
BlackRock filed for a spot Bitcoin ETF, aiming to offer exposure to the cryptocurrency's market price without direct ownership.
Fink highlights the potential of a Bitcoin ETF to replicate the impact of traditional ETFs on the mutual fund industry.
While many firms, including BlackRock, have filed for Bitcoin ETFs, previous applications have been rejected by the SEC.
The interest from BlackRock and others in Bitcoin is credited with driving up the cryptocurrency's price, rebounding significantly.
EDX Markets, supported by Charles Schwab and Fidelity, launched a digital asset marketplace, contributing to broader acceptance of cryptocurrencies.
The involvement of traditional financial names in digital assets is seen as increasing their acceptance and entrenchment.
Fink did not provide additional details about the ETF filing or how regulators may interpret it.
The potential approval of a Bitcoin ETF could revolutionize finance, similar to the impact of traditional ETFs on the mutual fund industry.