Defiance ETFs has filed for a new ETF that shorts the Amplify Transformational Data Sharing ETF (BLOK). Given BLOK’s track record of success since its inception in 2018, up over 100% on a cumulative basis, the idea of shorting it seems odd.
Years ago, when we started talking about Digital Assets and Blockchain, one of the early criticisms among sceptics was the lack of “real-life”, practical use-cases. Well, one is playing out in “real time” with regard to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, leading some to describe it as the “first crypto war”.
The modern world is full of acronyms, but one acronym relevant to the Blockchain is MEV or miner extractable value. MEV is the measure of profit a blockchain miner can make through their ability to include, exclude or reorder transactions.
While there are other Blockchain ETFs, BLOK is the original, launching back in January 17, 2018, with more than $1 billion in assets under management. With all the fuss about Bitcoin ETFs, some issuers and investors may have overlooked the investment opportunity in Blockchain itself.
As mentioned in our previous article on Seeking Alpha entitled, Blockchain ETFs And Their Holdings Have Finally Come Of Age, Amplify’s Transformational Data Sharing ETF (BLOK) has the highest correlation to crypto assets, in part due to its ownership of many of the top crypto miners.
One of the criticisms of the first Blockchain ETFs when they launched back in January of 2018 was that there were too few "pure-play" names to hold. Indeed, at the time, regulators would not even let these products use blockchain in the name, as they could not easily meet revenue test standards.
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The use of blockchain was already growing at a nice clip thanks to a growing list of use cases spanning almost every industry. Industry research consultant MarketsandMarkets projects that the size of the blockchain market will grow at a 67.3% CAGR over the next five years from $3 billion to $39.7 billion in 2025.
The price of Bitcoin has been building momentum. YTD, Bitcoin has doubled in price. Investors are anticipating positive announcements at this week’s Consensus 2019 Blockchain Week Conference in New York, sponsored by the New York City Economic Development Corporation and CoinDesk.
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