NYSE had applied for the opening of two bitcoin-ETF

Intercontinental Exchange plans to include to the listing funds which will track the price of bitcoin through futures contracts
21 December 2017   1084

Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) filed an application to the US Securities and Exchange Commission for changing the rules, allowing the launch of two exchange-traded funds (ETF), focused on bitcoin futures. This is reported by CNBC.

As it follows from the application, ICE plans to include to the listing funds ProShares Bitcoin ETF and ProShares Short Bitcoin ETF, which will track the price of bitcoin through futures contracts.

Applications for the launch of ProShares Bitcoin ETF and ProShares Short ETF were filed for the first time in September, but bitcoin futures did not exist yet, and after a while applications were withdrawn. Now, when bitcoin futures appeared on two American exchanges, ProShares expects to receive SEC approval.

By being long Bitcoin Futures Contracts, the Fund seeks to benefit from daily increases in the price of the Bitcoin Futures Contracts. The Fund will not be benchmarked to the current price of bitcoin and will not invest directly in bitcoin. When the price of Bitcoin Futures Contracts held by the Fund declines, the Fund will lose value.
 

SEC Filing

Since the appearance of futures on the Chicago stock exchanges CBOE and CME, the Securities Commission has refrained from commenting officially on bitcoin-ETF. Analysts and market participants, however, are hoping that the SEC will change its attitude to this instrument, given that the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has given permission to launch futures.

Franck Muller to Create Encrypto Bitcoin Watch

A limited line of watches (up to 500 units of male and female models) priced from $ 10 to $ 60 thousand
23 May 2019   62

The Swiss luxury watch maker Franck Muller, in partnership with the cryptocurrency trading platform Regal Assets, launched Encrypto, the world's first functional bitcoin watch. This is reported by the Coindesk.

The main feature of Encrypto will be the possibility of "deep storage" of Bitcoin. So, along with the watch, customers will receive a USB wallet containing a private key to the wallet, the public key is applied to the watch face.

A limited line of watches (up to 500 units of male and female models) priced from $ 10 to $ 60 thousand is also available in the online store of Franck Muller, as well as in the company store in Dubai. Along with traditional credit card and bank transfer, you can buy them for Bitcoins.

The company also reported that they are considering the possibility of issuing such watches with the support of other leading cryptocurrencies, including Ethereum and XRP.

In the beginning of the year it became known that the Swiss watch manufacturer A. Favre & Fils is developing a handmade mechanical watch with a built-in cryptocurrency wallet.