The 2018 Disruptive ETF Virtual Summit began with a panel experts divulging their industry knowledge on robotics, AI & automation followed by a second panel of experts discussing their thoughts on environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing. Afterwards, a third panel discussed online retail versus brick-and-mortar retail, capped off by a fourth and final panel that featured Brian Kelly, Founder & CEO of BKCM paired with Matt Hougan, Global Head of Research at Bitwise Asset Management.
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) set Friday, Oct. 26, 2018 as the deadline for public comments on nine applications from various issuers looking to launch bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Thus far, nine have tried and nine have failed with respect to bringing in a cryptocurrency-related ETF to the capital markets.
Registrants were asked whether they would see a cryptocurrency ETF finally make it to the capital markets with over 70% forecasting an appearance prior to the end of 2019.