A joint venture between crypto lender BlockFi and investment management firm Neuberger Berman filed for a bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
- Notably, the BlockFi NB Bitcoin ETF would offer shares reflecting the spot value of bitcoin held by the trust.
- Shares issued by the trust would trade on the New York Stock Exchange and provide direct exposure to the leading cryptocurrency.
- The filing differs from a filing BlockFi made last month to offer a bitcoin futures ETF, which would only invest in futures contracts traded on the CME.
- ProShares was the first ETF shop to launch a bitcoin-linked ETF for U.S. investors.
This story is developing and will be updated.