28 Sep '17, 8pm

ProShares files for bitcoin ETF, and one to bet against it

ProShares files for bitcoin ETF, and one to bet against it

One of the largest sellers of exchange-traded funds has filed for two bitcoin ETFs. ProShares, which has about $29 billion in assets under management, filed Wednesday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for a ProShares Bitcoin ETF and ProShares Short Bitcoin ETF. The two ETFs plan to track bitcoin futures contracts traded on the Chicago Board of Options Exchange and will trade on NYSE Arca, according to the filing. However, those futures products aren't available yet. In early August, the Chicago Board Options Exchange said it plans to offer bitcoin futures in the fourth quarter or early next year, pending review by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. CBOE confirmed with CNBC Thursday that is still the case. The absence of the CBOE's bitcoin futures product has proved a stumbling block for another major ETF company, VanEck, in its attempt to create a sim...

Full article: https://www.cnbc.com/2017/09/28/proshares-files-for-bitco...

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