BlackRock’s Bitcoin ETF application is a big deal, 3 tailwinds for Bitcoin[10 carefully selected books you want to read on Sunday]| CoinDesk JAPAN | Coin Desk Japan


BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, filed for approval last week for a Bitcoin spot ETF (exchange-traded fund). A pleasant surprise for a market that has been battered by a barrage of bad news for the past 12 months — picking 10 books to read on Sunday from the columns, analysis and interviews we published this week.

In February 2022, it was first reported that BlackRock, the world’s largest asset management company, was planning a crypto asset (virtual currency) trading service. And last week, there was finally movement.

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Simple Reasons Financial Giants Apply for Bitcoin ETFs

Financial institutions are rushing to take a fresh look at crypto assets (virtual currencies).

BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, last week applied for a Bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded fund (ETF). This week, another major asset manager, Invesco, also re-applied for a Bitcoin ETF. In addition, Wisdom Tree has reapplied.

In retrospect, the U.S. Department of Justice will appoint veteran cybersecurity expert Eun Young Choi as the first director of the department’s National Cryptocurrency Enforcement Team (NCET) in the winter of 2022. The nomination may have been the first sign of the decidedly hostile approach the US government is now taking to the cryptocurrency industry.

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It is becoming clear that centralized exchanges (CEX) can no longer support the growth of crypto assets.

CEX has lost billions of dollars due to external attacks (Mt.Gox), internal asset abuse (FTX), and regulatory crackdowns (Binance and Coinbase). Decentralized exchanges (DEXs), on the other hand, can address all three of these issues.

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