BITB ETF: 7 Things to Know About the New Bitwise Bitcoin ETF


  • The Bitwise Bitcoin ETF (BITB) offers a competitive fee of 0.21%.
  • The ETF is also providing a fee of 0% for a limited time.
  • The Franklin Bitcoin ETF (EZBC) has the lowest Bitcoin ETF fee of 0.19%.
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Bitcoin (BTC-USD) exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are all the rage following the Securities and Exchange Commison’s (SEC’s) approval of 11 spot Bitcoin exchange-traded products (ETPs). This cleared the way for Bitwise to list its Bitwise Bitcoin ETF (NYSEMKT:BITB).

“BITB allows investors to gain low-cost exposure to bitcoin through a traditional, professionally managed ETF. This may avoid the cost, complexity, and custody concerns of owning bitcoin directly,” said Bitwise.

For the next six months, BITB will charge a management fee of 0% for its first $1 billion in assets under management. Afterward, the fee will increase to 0.2%. BITB’s fee is highly competitive and is the second lowest among all 11 Bitcoin ETFs. Only the Franklin Bitcoin ETF (NYSEMKT:EZBC) carries a lower fee of 0.19%, which was lowered from 0.29%. Like BITB, EZBC is offering a 0% fee for a limited time. Meanwhile, the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (NYSEMKT:GBTC) has the highest fee of 1.5%.

Many other Bitcoin ETF providers have lowered their fees in response to the fees of other providers. This is because a lower fee can attract more investors. As the days and weeks pass, it is very possible that fees will be reduced even more.

BITB ETF: 7 Things to Know About the New Bitwise Bitcoin ETF

  1. There are currently 9.45 million shares of BITB outstanding with net assets of $240.44 million.
  2. Coinbase (NASDAQ:COIN) is the the digital asset custodian of BITB.
  3. Total dollar trading volume of the 11 Bitcoin ETFs tallied in at $4.6 billion yesterday. Bitwise’s ETF came in at fifth place with volume of $125.85 million, according to Bloomberg Intelligence’s James Seyffart. GBTC tallied in at first place with volume of $2.32 billion.
  4. At the same time, BITB led the way in inflows among all Bitcoin ETF providers. Its day one inflows totaled $237.9 million.
  5. Bitwise characterizes Bitcoin as a “digital alternative to gold.”
  6. The company believes that Bitcoin carries an advantage over gold due to the simplicity of transferring it.
  7. Bitcoin remains a volatile asset that is used for a variety of illegal purposes, according to the SEC.

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