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Expect A Surge BTC and ETH ETFs Soon – Goldman Sachs

Steve Kornacki

BySteve Kornacki

May 30, 2024
Expect A Surge BTC and ETH ETFs Soon – Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs Issues Bold Prediction

Goldman Sachs has issued a bold prediction regarding the future of Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) exchange-traded funds (ETFs). The Wall Street giant’s statement comes in the wake of what it describes as the “astonishing success” of Bitcoin ETFs, which have significantly impacted the broader crypto market this year.

During his appearance at the Coindesk Consensus crypto conference in Austin, Texas, Mathew McDermott, Goldman Sachs’ global head of crypto, remarked that the approval of spot Bitcoin ETFs marked a critical psychological turning point for the market. Since the approval of these ETFs in January, BTC’s price has surged by 60%, underscoring the growing institutional interest and confidence in digital assets.

McDermott further noted that the US SEC’s approval of spot ETH ETFs last week is a natural progression for further crypto adoption. However, he tempered expectations regarding the broader impact of this approval on other cryptocurrencies, such as Solana and XRP.

Regulatory Clarity Fuels Institutional Adoption of Cryptocurrencies

McDermott emphasized the significance of regulatory clarity in fostering market growth. He opined that as regulations become more defined, more institutional players will enter the market, enhancing its viability and stability.

According to him, this regulatory clarity is crucial for the market’s maturation, enabling it to tap into other asset classes with significant value propositions, such as real estate and green debt issuance. Meanwhile, BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, has submitted an updated registration statement (S-1) for its spot ETH ETF (BlackRock’s iShares Ethereum Trust).

Notably, BlackRock recently overtook Grayscale as the world’s largest issuer of Bitcoin ETFs. Data shows that BlackRock’s new IBIT spot Bitcoin ETF has surpassed $20 billion in BTC under management, dethroning the $19.6 billion in Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (GBTC).

Gox’s BTC Transfer and ETH Accumulation

Meanwhile, the recent developments surrounding the bankrupt Mt. Gox exchange and its owed funds in BTC and Bitcoin Cash (BCH) have stirred speculation within the cryptocurrency community. In a recent tweet, Chinese cryptocurrency journalist and blogger Colin Wu discussed how the uncertainty surrounding Mt. Gox’s BTC payouts to creditors could benefit ETH.

Quoting insights from QCP Capital’s Telegram channel, Wu highlighted the possibility of these creditors investing their received funds in spot ETH ETFs once they are launched. Popular crypto analyst Ali Martinez noted a significant increase in new ETH wallets holding 10,000 ETH or more.

Martinez interpreted this trend as a shift from selling to accumulation, indicating growing confidence in ETH as an asset category. Despite this optimism, the recent activity surrounding Mt. Gox has added a layer of uncertainty to the cryptocurrency market.

Reports emerged earlier this week of Mt. Gox transferring billions of BTC from its wallets, sparking speculation about the exchange’s intentions. However, Mark Karpeles, the platform’s former CEO, clarified that the funds were being moved to a new wallet and no immediate selling of BTC was taking place.

It’s important to note that Mt. Gox is expected to distribute a total of 142,000 BTC and 143,000 BCH to creditors by the end of October this year. The outcome of these distributions could have significant implications for the cryptocurrency market.

Steve Kornacki

Steve Kornacki

Steve Kornacki, a respected author at Big Trends Signals, uses his deep online trading acumen to create comprehensive guides and balanced reviews, empowering traders in their digital pursuits.

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