In a recent report, Alex Thorn, head of research at Galaxy, predicted that inflows to spot bitcoin ETFs would rise above $14 billion in the first year following the potential approval by the Securities and Exchange Commission of multiple applications the agency is considering. Thorn called the availability of this product significant because it will give financial advisors and wealth managers accessibility to digital assets in a way that will be acceptable to clients seeking exposure to crypto. He also believes approval of a spot BTC ETF could occur this year before the holidays, and draws comparisons between bitcoin and gold as investment products.

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Show highlights:

  • why Alex believes this is a significant moment for Bitcoin
  • how, in Bitcoin, retail had access to this asset before institutions
  • why Alex expects the spot Bitcoin ETF approved this year
  • what the capital inflows Galaxy expects to be in the first years and how they arrived at those numbers
  • whether the addressable market will increase significantly for Bitcoin
  • what will be the average percentage of assets adding BTC exposure
  • why Alex compares Bitcoin to gold, and what he learned after comparing both types of assets
  • how much the price of Bitcoin will increase after the first year of the ETF approval, according to Galaxy’s report
  • how the several spot Bitcoin ETFs will be differentiated

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