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Bitcoin ETF, A First In India


The launch of India’s first Bitcoin and Ethereum Futures ETF and Metaverse US-listed Large-cap Discount Certificates by Torus Kling Blockchain IFSC, a 50:50 joint venture between Sam Ghosh endorsed Cosmea Financial Holdings (CFH) and Kling Trading India, signed an MOU with India INX has been the hot topic of the hour in the nation, as reported by local media.

These Exchange Traded Funds (ETF) Futures will be barraged under a Sandbox design of IFSCA. This will be the fircrypto-supportedted futures ETF outside of the US and the first Asian Discount certificates trailing Metaverse Large Cap stocks in US and Europe markets.

Torus Kling Blockchain will be at the financial end providing liquidity to India INX by catering to the all-time necessity of deep liquidity with smart order routing. The Torus global distribution team and its partners are accountable for the distribution of the products, according to reports.

Mr. V.Balasubramaniam, the Managing Director and CEO of India INX, said,

“India INX at GIFT IFSC is looking at exploring the launch of Digital Asset based products and has already made an application to IFSCA under Regulatory Sandbox. This is a part of our product innovation initiative to benchmark offerings with other internatiofinancialance centers. We will be launching products in these new-age assets in compliance with the prevailing laws after receiving all required post regulatory approvals”

Bitcoin ETF’s big struggle in the U.S

There have been big battles that were faced to launch the first Bitcoin ETF in the U.S. The reason was that Bitcoin, the largest cryptocurrency in the world, seemed to be unregulated. In addition, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) was hesitant to allow an ETF focused on the then-new and broadly unproven cryptocurrency market to make its way into the community.

After 8 long years of struggle, the first application for a Bitcoin ETF trade, at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), was filed in the U.S. The first Bitcoin ETF in the United States began trading on 19 October 2021.

Now, India escalated its game by permitting the launch of not only Bitcoin ETF but also Ethereum futures ETF. This being a first, crypto enthusiasts look forward to more ETFs being launched.



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