The financial behemoth Fidelity Investments achieved a milestone by listing its spot Bitcoin ETF, FBTC, on the Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation (DTCC).
The move underscores growing institutional acceptance of digital assets, following similar listings by BlackRock. The DTCC provides clearing services for major exchanges, signaling increased legitimacy for cryptocurrencies in traditional financial infrastructure.
Investors are eagerly awaiting the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) decision on various ETF applications, including Fidelity’s, with a positive outcome expected by January 10.
Regulatory developments, influenced by recent court orders, suggest a trend toward embracing digital assets within the regulatory framework, potentially boosting institutional participation in the crypto market.
While many applaud Fidelity’s listing as a positive step, critics among the 13 potential issuers in the crypto industry express reservations about these investment vehicles.
Nevertheless, Fidelity’s move is seen as contributing to the ongoing integration of cryptocurrencies into traditional financial infrastructure.