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Grayscale Investments Set to File for Bitcoin Spot ETF as Competition Heats Up

Grayscale Investments, known for its Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (GBTC), is planning on filing an application to convert its flagship fund into a spot ETF early next week. Grayscale, which has been the dominant player in the digital asset space, is now looking to revamp its fund due to competition.

First Bitcoin Futures ETF Set to Trade Early Next Week, Adding More Competition for Grayscale

Last Friday, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved the first ever Bitcoin futures ETF, which is set to trade on the New York Stock Exchange early next week. The move has been hailed as a “watershed moment” by many, where Bitcoin is finally solidifying its legitimacy as an asset class to Wall Street and mainstream investors.

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Bitcoin (BTC/USD) dipped slightly following a rally to monthly highs of $63,000, before retracing back to $61,000. Source: Tradingview.com

The ETF, managed by investment firm ProShares, will feature a low management fee of 0.95%, compared to Grayscale’s 2%. Another benefit that the new ETF provides is the lack of redemption periods – something that has plagued GBTC’s investors since its very inception.

Why Grayscale’s Potential Spot Bitcoin ETF May Outperform Futures ETFs

The Bitcoin-futures ETF is a step in the right direction in making cryptocurrencies more accessible for the everyday investor; however, many crypto investors have argued that the ETF’s utilization of derivative contracts, which are traded on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME), would prove to be far inferior compared to a spot ETF holding actual Bitcoin.

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Contango, which is a phenomenon that occurs when futures prices are above expected future spot price, means that investors will lose out potential gains due to the Bitcoin futures contracts expiring higher than the cryptocurrency’s spot price. Joe Orsini, director of research at Eagle Brook Advisors, explained the following disadvantages in his Twitter thread:

Futures-based #bitcoin ETFs? Buyer Beware.

A thread on contango, using USO ETF (a futures-based ETF on crude oil) to compare performance of Spot WTI Crude, 1st-month Crude Futures, and a futures-based ETF.

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— Joe Orsini, CFA (@JoeOrsini_) October 15, 2021

If approved, Grayscale’s spot Bitcoin ETF would be backed by actual Bitcoins, rather than derivatives that track the cryptocurrency’s price. Grayscale already has a significant portion of the world’s circulating Bitcoin supply.

Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (GBTC) assets under management rebounded $39B as Bitcoin (BTC) prices jumped past $60,000 following the news of SEC’s Bitcoin futures ETF approval. Source: Glassnode.com

Barry Silberts, the founder of Digital Currency Group and Grayscale Investments, took to Twitter to hint at upcoming changes for GBTC. He joked, “[f]riends don’t let friends buy and hold futures-based ETFs.” Though, there may be some truth behind the statement yet.

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Ethereum Topside Bias Vulnerable If It Breaks This Key Support

Ethereum trimmed gains from the $4,800 resistance against the US Dollar. ETH is down 5% and it might decline further if there is a break below $4,350. Ethereum failed to clear the $4,800 resistance and started a fresh decline. The price is now trading near $4,500 and the 100 hourly simple moving average. There was::Listen

Ethereum trimmed gains from the $4,800 resistance against the US Dollar. ETH is down 5% and it might decline further if there is a break below $4,350.

  • Ethereum failed to clear the $4,800 resistance and started a fresh decline.
  • The price is now trading near $4,500 and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
  • There was a break below a key bullish trend line with support near $4,600 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken).
  • The pair could decline further below $4,500 if there is a close below the 100 hourly SMA.

Ethereum Price Trims Gains

Ethereum struggled to clear the $4,800 resistance zone and started a fresh decline. ETH broke the key $4,650 support to enter a bearish zone.

Besides, there was a break below a key bullish trend line with support near $4,600 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD. The pair even traded below the $4,550 support zone. It is now trading near $4,500 and the 100 hourly simple moving average.

A low is formed near $4,455 and is currently consolidating losses. An initial resistance on the upside is near the $4,540 level. It is near the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $4,783 high to $4,455 low.

The first major resistance is near the $4,580 level. The next major resistance is near the $4,620 level. It coincides with the 50% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $4,783 high to $4,455 low.

Source: ETHUSD on TradingView.com

A close above the $4,600 and $4,620 levels could start a fresh increase in the near term. In the stated case, the price might rise towards the $4,750 level. Any more gains could lift the price towards the $4,800 zone in the near term.

More Losses in ETH?

If ethereum fails to start a fresh increase above the $4,600 level, it could start a downside correction. An initial support on the downside is near the $4,500 level.

The first key support is now forming near the $4,450 level. A downside break below the $4,450 support zone could push the price further lower. The main breakdown support is $4,350, below which the price could decline heavily.

Technical Indicators

Hourly MACD – The MACD for ETH/USD is gaining pace in the bearish zone.

Hourly RSI – The RSI for ETH/USD is now well below the 50 level.

Major Support Level – $4,450

Major Resistance Level – $4,620

Grayscale Investments Set to File for Bitcoin Spot ETF as Competition Heats Up

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