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VanEck Set to Launch Spot Bitcoin ETF on Australia’s ASX


  • VanEck to list Australia's first spot Bitcoin ETF on the ASX, following Monochrome's similar launch on CBOE.
  • The ETF offers secure, regulated Bitcoin exposure, addressing volatility and cybersecurity concerns.
  • The listing is expected to attract both retail and institutional investors, simplifying Bitcoin investment.

Prominent investment management firm VanEck announced that it is about to list Australia’s first spot Bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded fund (ETF) listed on the domestic Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) on Thursday. The announcement follows late-April rumors that such a listing was indeed coming.

This move is set to pave the way for greater acceptance of digital currencies in mainstream investment portfolios and represents a significant milestone for the Australian financial industry. The announcement also follows Monochrome Asset Management launching its own spot Bitcoin ETF on Australia’s CBOE exchange earlier this month.

The ETF in question offers investors the opportunity to gain direct exposure to Bitcoin without the need to purchase the cryptocurrency itself. This development aims to provide a more secure and regulated avenue for Australians to invest in Bitcoin, addressing concerns about the volatility and cybersecurity risks often associated with direct crypto investments. VanEck CEO and Managing Director for the Asia Pacific region Arian Neiron said:

We are pleased to bring bitcoin to the Australian market as a regulated financial product on the nation’s primary capital market destination, the ASX. […] VBTC also makes bitcoin more accessible by managing all the back-end complexity. Understanding the technical aspects of acquiring, storing and securing digital assets is no longer necessary.

Australia’s Bitcoin ETFs

The launch of the ETF follows extensive deliberation and approval processes by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). VanEck acknowledged the challenges faced in Australia, including regulatory and exchange framework hurdles.

The ETF listing on ASX is expected to attract interest from both retail and institutional investors. For retail investors, it offers a convenient entry point into the world of digital currencies, eliminating the need to navigate the complexities of crypto wallets and exchanges.

Institutional investors, on the other hand, will benefit from a regulated and liquid investment vehicle — making it easier to include Bitcoin in their investment strategies while ensuring regulatory compliance.

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Radek Zielinski
Tech Journalist

Radek Zielinski is an experienced technology and financial journalist with a passion for cybersecurity and futurology.

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