In this episode of Unchained Premium, James Rubin, Unchained’s editor, talked with Mark Connors, head of research at 3iQ, to discuss the evolving role of Bitcoin in traditional finance. Connors, leading research at the Canadian digital asset manager, highlighted Bitcoin’s asymmetrical return profile, a sought-after trait among investors, and discussed the significant growth in Bitcoin’s market cap and its implications for large institutions.

The conversation also delved into the highly anticipated subject of spot ETFs for both Bitcoin and Ethereum, and Connors shared his predictions on when they might receive approval from the SEC. Further, he examined the impact of the recent Grayscale case ruling, the SEC’s stance as reflected in lawsuits against Binance and Coinbase, and the potential effects of the FASB ruling on Bitcoin accounting practices.

Connors’ insights provide a glimpse into the growing recognition of Bitcoin’s unique investment properties in traditional finance, signaling a potential shift in how digital assets are perceived and integrated into mainstream investment strategies.

Watch the full interview