In today's episode of Empire Jason and Santi are joined by Bitwise CEO Hunter Horsley and CIO Matt Hougan to dive into the world of ETFs. They discuss the early skepticism and misconceptions around ETFs, why a Bitcoin ETF approval could be transformative for crypto adoption and maturity, the layers of security and regulation with ETFs, and the potential timeline and sequence for crypto ETF products. They close out by exploring how an ETF could boost crypto's credibility and accessibility for traditional investors and revisiting the bull case for Coinbase.
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(00:00) False ETF News
(02:30) What is an ETF?
(09:03) Market Manipulation in Crypto
(14:52) Investment Reality in Crypto
(21:47) Who Wins if ETFs are Approved?
(29:52) Regulatory Concerns for ETFs
(35:15) Toku Ad
(36:30) Voting and Delegate Structure of ETFs
(40:26) Safety and Reporting of Crypto ETFs
(46:43) Timeline and Sequence of ETF Types for Crypto
(53:52) Can Crypto Change ETFs?
(56:35) Coinbase Thesis
Disclaimer: Nothing said on Empire is a recommendation to buy or sell securities or tokens. This podcast is for informational purposes only, and any views expressed by anyone on the show are solely our opinions, not financial advice. Santiago, Jason, and our guests may hold positions in the companies, funds, or projects discussed.