What the ETH Futures Approvals Mean for Crypto with Eric Balchunas
Inside the episode
Last week was unprecedented, to say the least. Several, yes that’s right, not 1, not 2, but several ETH Futures ETFs launched last week for the first time in the U.S.!
What does this mean for crypto? Volumes have been surprisingly low. Is it a surprise? Will volumes pick up? Regardless, of whether they do or don't, what do all of these ETH ETFs mean for crypto? Are Bitcoin ETFs next?
We brought on Eric Balchunas to help us answer the above and much more. is an analyst at Bloomberg Intelligence focused on exchange-traded funds. Eric is an analyst at Bloomberg Intelligence focused on exchange-traded funds.
7:12 Why ETF Week Was Unprecedented
11:15 Magnitude of Many Launches
16:40 Futures Less Than Spot?
18:25 ETHE vs. Futures
23:43 Is ETH a Security?
28:28 Why Do We Care About ETH ETFs?
32:40 Spot Approval Interpretation
37:23 Scope of the Opportunity
46:50 Timing Predictions of Spot Approvals
51:00 Gensler Preventing Spot Approval?
55:30 Eric’s Twitter
57:00 Closing & Disclaimers