Google eases Crypto Trust Ads Policy ahead of potential Bitcoin ETF approval

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  • Starting January 29, 2024, Google will allow US-based crypto trusts to advertise on its platform.
  • Advertisers looking to promote crypto trusts must, however, undergo Google certification.
  • Google’s policy update aligns with a broader industry trend and Bitcoin’s 74% surge in the past 90 days.

In a strategic move, Google has revised its cryptocurrency-related advertising policy to permit ads for US-based crypto trusts, aligning with predictions of the approval of spot Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in the United States.

This update, effective January 29, 2024, comes at a time of heightened anticipation in the crypto space, as industry analysts speculate a 90% chance of a US spot Bitcoin ETF approval by January 10, 2024.

Google allows Ads for US crypto trusts

The update explicitly mentions “advertisers offering Cryptocurrency Coin Trust targeting the United States.” Advertisers interested in promoting crypto trusts must undergo Google certification, ensuring they possess the necessary licenses from relevant local authorities. The policy emphasizes global application, requiring adherence to local laws in the targeted regions.

This policy adjustment by Google coincides with increasing expectations of the approval of spot Bitcoin ETFs in the United States. Bloomberg’s ETF analysts project a 90% likelihood of approval by January 10, 2024.

Notably, there are currently 13 Bitcoin ETF applicants, including major players like BlackRock, Grayscale, and Fidelity. These firms have reportedly engaged with the US Securities and Exchange Commission to discuss crucial technical details related to their ETF proposals. The crypto market has responded positively, with Bitcoin experiencing a significant 74% surge in the past 90 days.

The crypto market is anticipated to add $1 trillion if the SEC approves the Bitcoin ETF applications.

Certification requirements for Crypto Trust Ads on Google

Google’s certification process for potential crypto trust advertisers underscores the importance of compliance with local laws.

Advertisers must obtain the necessary licenses from local authorities, and their products, landing pages, and ads must align with the legal requirements of the respective countries or regions. This meticulous certification process aims to ensure responsible advertising practices within the rapidly evolving and dynamic cryptocurrency landscape.

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