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Happy Thursday, Blockfolians

The Lede

Yep, that’s right. Fidelity has become the 6th firm to offer up an application for a Bitcoin ETF. At this point, we sort of agree with this take:

In all seriousness though, there are good reasons to think that the SEC will finally allow a Bitcoin ETF soon:

  • The new Chair Gary Gensler is more pro-crypto, having taught a course on Bitcoin and Blockchain at MIT

  • Canada now has multiple approved ETFs

  • The market has matured significantly since the last round of proposals

For now, I guess we just wait and see.

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Community Commentary

There is an awful lot of long faces out there for an asset that has been over $50,000 for nearly three weeks
Tell us again that bitcoin doesn’t have any use case besides speculation?

A Really Big Number We Should Be Paying Attention To


That’s the final price of an NFT auction in conjunction with the New York Times. Subscriptions what?

Final Thought

Good summary of today’s hearings around big tech