Ben Strack

Ben Strack

Ben Strack is a senior reporter covering macro and crypto-native funds, financial advisors, structured products, and the integration of digital assets and DeFi into traditional finance. Prior to joining Blockworks, he covered the asset management industry for Fund Intelligence and was a reporter and editor for various local newspapers on Long Island. He graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in journalism. Contact Ben via email at [email protected]
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A regulated futures market has been a prerequisite for US spot bitcoin and ether ETF approvals — a precedent that could change

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Crypto products don’t fit in “a well-balanced, long-term investment portfolio,” Vanguard reiterates ahead of potential ether fund launches

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BlackRock’s iShares Bitcoin Trust is on the cusp of passing Grayscale’s GBTC in assets under management

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The company is making public a previously private offer rejected by Bitfarms’ board of directors last month

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Gracy Chen replaces Sandra Lou as Bitget’s chief executive after joining the company in 2022

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Amended S-1s from all prospective issuers could come by late next week, a person familiar with the filings told Blockworks

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After accelerating conversations with issuers, the SEC took a step toward allowing ETH funds to launch

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From CME Group’s launch of ether futures to congressmen urging the SEC to approve spot funds, a lot has led up the agency’s decision

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House members ask Gensler to keep a “consistent and equitable approach” with ether ETF proposals after the agency approved spot bitcoin ETFs in January

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Firm’s head of crypto research Matthew Sigel urges the agency to “respect the queue” ahead of anticipated decision

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WisdomTree has gotten FCA approval to list bitcoin and ether ETPs on the London Stock Exchange, the company said Wednesday

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Fidelity, Ark Invest and Grayscale have so far adjusted proposals to omit plans of staking the funds’ ETH holdings

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Paradigm led the permissionless social media protocol’s fundraise just months after the launch of Frames

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As Bloomberg analysts up their ether ETF approval odds, concerns about ETH’s liquidity and its possible status as a security remain

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Ether would be set to re-test its 2021 price high should the regulator unexpectedly approve ETH funds, industry watchers say

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The $948 million of inflows from May 13 to May 17 roughly equaled the net money that left the fund category over the five prior weeks

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Bitcoin miner Bitfarms cuts ties with its chief executive; Vanguard’s incoming leader could spur the firm to re-evaluate its crypto stance, some say

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Industry players have started realizing high-performance computing-related revenues as they buy Nvidia GPUs and secure customer deals

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Some investment pros are mulling crypto allocations between 1% and 10% and seeking ex-BTC exposure for interested clients

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The fund giant will ultimately offer a bitcoin ETF, Digital Assets Council of Financial Professionals founder says