The prospects of a Bitcoin ETF coming to market have not only crypto enthusiasts psyched, but Wall Street as well. Even though the term ETF — i.e., exchange-traded fund — is often talked about, we wanted to delve into the mechanics behind it in order to get a better understanding of the potential impact it might have. We interviewed an ETF consultant, an ETF applicant, a professor of finance and even a commissioner at the Securities and Exchange Commission to get the whole picture and to try to answer the question, could a Bitcoin ETF be a game changer?
Richard Keary — ETF Consultant and founder of Global ETF Advisors LLC
Gabor Gurbacs — Digital Asset Strategist/Director at VanEck
David Yermack — Professor and Chair of the Finance Department at NYU Stern School of Business
Hester Peirce — SEC Commissioner