Unchained Podcast Discusses Potential for Winklevoss Bitcoin ETF Approval

Laura Shin talks with Spencer Bogart, vice president of equity research at Needham and Company, and Daniel Masters, director at Global Advisors Bitcoin Investment (GABI), about the potential SEC approval of the Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust ETF; both Spencer and Daniel provide insight on the bitcoin market and current funds; Daniel Masters currently manages bitcoin funds at GABI in the UK; Spencer cites three outcomes that could occur on March 11: the SEC could approve or disapprove, the Gemini exchange could withdraw or no decision would automatically approve the ETF; one factor keeping the ETF from a decision is conflict of interest from the Fund’s management and Gemini exchange which both would be operated by the Winklevoss brothers’ business; other factors include the structuring of the Fund and the represented value of the underlying cryptocurrency; the Bitcoin Trust ETF would be the first approved by the SEC in the US and its approval would have an effect on the bitcoin market overall; two other firms have also filed for SEC approval of bitcoin ETFs including SolidX and Grayscale Investments.  Source