BREAKDOWN: Bitcoin Wraps the First Week of the ETF Era

A look at ETF performance, fundraising and new mainstream and institutional involvement in the asset class.

This episode is sponsored by NYDIG.

On this edition of “The Breakdown’s Weekly Recap,” NLW covers:

  • The record-setting performance of the first bitcoin futures exchange-traded fund and what happens next as new ETFs come to market 
  • A massive spate of fundraising, particularly for crypto-focused venture capital funds 
  • New institutional and mainstream adoption of crypto by $2 trillion asset manager PIMCO and Walmart 

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