SEC-approved spot bitcoin ETFs come with unique compliance risks

Bitcoin business

With the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) approval of spot bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs), U.S. investors can finally dip their toes into the digital asset market with protections long available for other types of investments.

On Jan. 10, the SEC approved 11 spot bitcoin ETFs, providing investors with the same access to bitcoin, bought for cash on the spot market, as they currently have to other investments like mutual funds, stocks, and gold.

Currently, only spot bitcoin ETFs are allowed. Some cryptocurrency watchers say other digital asset-related ETFs might come later.

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