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February 12, 2017, 02:16:17 PM
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I thought we should make a thread about the Bitcoin ETF and make a discussion about it , even though I don't fully understand what is this actually about , and I saw a question somewhere that really made me think why would someone buy shares on ETF that holds bitcoin while he could buy bitcoins himself ?

I also saw some interesting analysis on coindesk yesterday and wanted to take your opinion on it :




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February 12, 2017, 02:20:23 PM
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A bitcoin ETF is good for the like of big pension funds and large investment companies it gives them the regulatory protections they need to invest other peoples money.  Thats what i understand about then, i'm sure there are other benefits.  I think in general its a good thing,  but yes i would rather hold bitcoin myself, but my granny probably wont Smiley
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February 12, 2017, 02:33:04 PM
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A bitcoin ETF is good for the like of big pension funds and large investment companies it gives them the regulatory protections they need to invest other peoples money.  Thats what i understand about then, i'm sure there are other benefits.  I think in general its a good thing,  but yes i would rather hold bitcoin myself, but my granny probably wont Smiley
Literally bitcoin ETF will bring opportunities to rest of people to invest-only into bitcoin rather than adopting it for investment purposes. It means bitcoin investments will get easier for non-technical people.

Honestly the impact of bitcoin ETF on price levels will be unpredictable as market will react on speculations. Still we all know what are magics new investors will do for us.
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February 12, 2017, 02:39:51 PM
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If Bitcoin ETF is approved this is a great breakthrough for Bitcoin because this will not only show that Government finds Bitcoin profitable, it will also clear the doubt of Bitcoin being illegal currency.  Aside from that this will boost popularity and adoption. 



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February 12, 2017, 03:44:42 PM
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A bitcoin ETF is good for the like of big pension funds and large investment companies it gives them the regulatory protections they need to invest other peoples money.  Thats what i understand about then, i'm sure there are other benefits.  I think in general its a good thing,  but yes i would rather hold bitcoin myself, but my granny probably wont Smiley
Literally bitcoin ETF will bring opportunities to rest of people to invest-only into bitcoin rather than adopting it for investment purposes. It means bitcoin investments will get easier for non-technical people.

Honestly the impact of bitcoin ETF on price levels will be unpredictable as market will react on speculations. Still we all know what are magics new investors will do for us.

Your right we wont know what impact it will have on price but i think we can all agree that it will most def be positive.  Grin
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February 12, 2017, 04:19:23 PM
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a bitcoin etf opens up the possibility of regular folks putting money in tax free and relatively risk free. however i don't see much, or any, evidence of regular folks wanting to do this.

if one does get approved i think it's gonna be a very useful addition but also a very slow burn. there isn't a mountain of pent up demand out there for it as far as i can tell.

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February 12, 2017, 04:45:51 PM
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I tend to avoid speculation in this fact. Let's face it, nobody really knows:
1) If the ETF will be approved or not. With 50% chance of being right, one side will definitely brag about it later.
2) What kind of price effect it is going to have.

I think that the picture taken from Coindesk is a random prediction. It claims that $300m of buy-in capital would only move the price to $1090. I strongly disagree. An ETF approval (without factoring in the capital) will move the price way above this point just out of speculative reasons. Such a big buy in (assuming most of it isn't OTC) even over a longer period of time will definitely cause upward movement.


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February 12, 2017, 05:08:25 PM
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The ETF approval will definitely have a impact and I think the most positive impact it will have will be that serious investors will have a gateway

to access it, without having to deal with risks and having technical knowledge about it. I think a lot of the big guns are hesitant to invest directly

into Bitcoin because of these issues.  Huh

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February 12, 2017, 07:35:27 PM
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IMHO, Bitcoin ETF is good for institutional investments. Being a secondary market, it may or may not have an effect on bitcoin's primary market. That is part of the speculation.

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February 12, 2017, 07:44:28 PM
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I'm thinking that an ETF will definitely be a big boom to the Bitcoin economy during the time it is involved, and I think that a majority of the numbers they're running off are relatively accurate in my opinion.

I'm just wondering how often they're going to end up shorting Bitcoin, since so much of their project is based around Bitcoin and a lot of what happens in the market is relatively erratic.














 

 

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February 12, 2017, 07:53:24 PM
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A bitcoin ETF is good for the like of big pension funds and large investment companies it gives them the regulatory protections they need to invest other peoples money.  Thats what i understand about then, i'm sure there are other benefits.  I think in general its a good thing,  but yes i would rather hold bitcoin myself, but my granny probably wont Smiley
Something like this, i dont think bitcoin need this ETF, but this will help people from diffirent world to invest and thats good for bitcoin.
I hope winkelvoss brothers will succeed with this

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I personally wish that Bitcoin stays in this circle of internet users,
but on the other hand this is a huge chance for Bitcoin to gain a wider range of users and seem more trustable to 'normal' investors.
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February 14, 2017, 01:52:32 AM
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ETF's wont cause much of a change to bitcoin at first.

for one.
most ETF had pre-bought the coins months/years before getting the green light from regulators.
also ETF are not trading bitcoins. they are trading shares in a company of X btc in trust. thus the price of a share is not directly impacting
bitcoin. because it does not result in any actual bitcoins being bought/sold.

there may be ETF events when they make announcements that they have added new 'baskets' (much like share dilution events) where the supply
of shares alters within the company. but this again is not about a change in bitcoins.

ETF will be more reactive to bitcoin prices so an ETF will follow the real bitcoin price rather than the other way around.

what positives i can see:
people will see an ETF and want to hold real bitcoin. so after playing with ETF or using ETF's for their official regulated pension funds. traders would separately then go and buy bitcoin for their personal holdings unofficially(outside their pension/investment contract)

mentions of the word bitcoin ETF would solidify bitcoin as a good asset. so again if its good for a ETF. people will then move off and buy bitcoin directly from proper bitcoin exchanges.

but i do not see the ETF price movements causing the real bitcoin prices to manoeuvre.. i see the bitcoin price movements manoeuvre ETF's

... just my opinion

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February 14, 2017, 02:03:24 AM
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A bitcoin ETF is good for the like of big pension funds and large investment companies it gives them the regulatory protections they need to invest other peoples money.  Thats what i understand about then, i'm sure there are other benefits.  I think in general its a good thing,  but yes i would rather hold bitcoin myself, but my granny probably wont Smiley
Something like this, i dont think bitcoin need this ETF, but this will help people from diffirent world to invest and thats good for bitcoin.
I hope winkelvoss brothers will succeed with this
Exactly, it doesn't need it but it sure would increase talk and interest therefore demand and price increase.

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February 14, 2017, 02:22:49 AM
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When 10 years from now giant fiat banks have more than 70% of all the bitcoins then we'll end up once again their poppets. I beg you stop selling your bitcoins just for a few bucks profit, ETF will boost the price without any doubt but avoid selling yours if you wont be able to buy back later.
Big miners are mining just to sell afterwards, let them be the losing party in the future.
Next step after ETF is wall street for sure.


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February 14, 2017, 02:35:43 AM
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While it would be awesome for a Bitcoin ETF to exist, I'm still confused on how it would be better than buying and holding Bitcoin outright. Or using a service like a Bitcoin IRA if you're thinking long term.

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February 14, 2017, 05:35:05 AM
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I still have questions on initial btc ETF offerings.

Whether its leveraged or not could be key.

Bitcoin could benefit from more professional investors being involved with it.

In the past it has shook my confidence in btc seeing people in the talkbox on btc-e exchange conspiring to find ways to devalue bitcoin, as they think if they kill the price it will immediately shoot back up.

Somehow I don't think "dead cat bounce" is the go-to tactic professional investors look for as a signature way to profit from investments. In a way it can be demoralizing and depressing to see so many less experienced btc traders favor that approach.

On the flip side, if there is big money invested in a btc etf, there could be negatives in terms of increased politics and attempts to manipulate the price of bitcoin for better or worse.

I hope overall the price of bitcoin will go up and there will be more professionals involved with long term stakes, who will try to advance bitcoin as an alt currency & take advantage of the benefits it can offer to civilization and society.

If nothing else, ETC offering could boost volitility and trading volume. There could be opportunities for trading when the btc etf rolls out.

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February 14, 2017, 05:35:59 AM
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ETF's wont cause much of a change to bitcoin at first.

for one.
most ETF had pre-bought the coins months/years before getting the green light from regulators.
also ETF are not trading bitcoins. they are trading shares in a company of X btc in trust. thus the price of a share is not directly impacting
bitcoin. because it does not result in any actual bitcoins being bought/sold.

there may be ETF events when they make announcements that they have added new 'baskets' (much like share dilution events) where the supply
of shares alters within the company. but this again is not about a change in bitcoins.

ETF will be more reactive to bitcoin prices so an ETF will follow the real bitcoin price rather than the other way around.

what positives i can see:
people will see an ETF and want to hold real bitcoin. so after playing with ETF or using ETF's for their official regulated pension funds. traders would separately then go and buy bitcoin for their personal holdings unofficially(outside their pension/investment contract)

mentions of the word bitcoin ETF would solidify bitcoin as a good asset. so again if its good for a ETF. people will then move off and buy bitcoin directly from proper bitcoin exchanges.

but i do not see the ETF price movements causing the real bitcoin prices to manoeuvre.. i see the bitcoin price movements manoeuvre ETF's

... just my opinion

I am very curious to know how many bitcoins were pre-bought for this, because the numbers that are being thrown around is in the Billions of $. Do you think the twins are using their own bitcoins or bitcoins that we bought be investors. If these bitcoins were pre-bought and the ETF fails, then we might see a dump, when the investors wants their money back?

So this might just have a negative side.

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February 14, 2017, 05:45:15 AM
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despite what some may think about ETF and its effect, in my opinion it is not about buying bitcoin in other words the money that is supposed to be injected into the market has been getting injected for a while.

but it is all about the publicity this can bring to bitcoin, many will find out about it and see bitcoin as a viable investment option and that alone can be very helpful in increasing the price.

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February 14, 2017, 05:52:23 AM
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BTC ETF is going to happen, but i think later, not now. It will bring more legitimacy to BTC, more attention by people and an easier way to poor money, when we say money we talk about more than current market cap, so its huge for BTC. But its not so simple, i believe its not easy right now for SEC to accept ETF in current situation, when China rises questions about KYC issues and money laundering, right or wrong it doesnt matter.


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