Bitcoin Smashes $35,000 Upon BlackRock’s BTC ETF Development

Bitcoin comes in strong in the early hours of Tuesday as BlackRock’s ETF gets a birth certificate.

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  • BTC taps a yearly high above $35,000 as BlackRock’s ETF progresses.
  • Top finance lawyer explains the significance of the latest ETF amendments.
  • Market players make brave bets with parallels to gold’s ETF in 2023.

Despite the bearish macroeconomic factors, the leading digital asset, Bitcoin (BTC), managed to break through $35,000 in the early hours of Tuesday. Bitcoin scored its yearly high of $35,066.43 at 5:30 AM GMT. 

BlackRock’s Bitcoin ETF progress highly influences the king coin’s instantaneous run. Interestingly, some early parallels can be drawn between gold receiving its first exchange-traded fund (ETF) in March 2003. The historical evolution of precious metals inked a 420% upsurge in gold prices until 2011.

Popular crypto trader Pauly noticed a nearly identical pattern between Bitcoin and gold pre-ETF, audaciously declaring: “It’s gonna be insane.” Bitcoin’s rise to the moon was ignited by the iShares Bitcoin-based ETF receiving a “unique identifier assigned to securities,” explained Scott Johnsson, a top finance lawyer at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP.

Two Investment Giants Lift Bitcoin Up

BlackRock, the investment management company, has contributed the most towards the ongoing BTC run. The king of all cryptos whipped up 12.8% gains in the last 24 hours, now trading at $34,475.23. After a slight market correction, BTC stands strong with a 77.7% yearly performance, outperforming all TOP 30 cryptocurrencies by global market capitalization.


BlackRock’s recent push for the Bitcoin exchange-traded fund has bore fruit in the iShares Bitcoin Trust. Going live with the ticker $IBTC, this ETF is now listed on the DTCC (Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation). This corporation clears NASDAQ trades, serving as a massive mainstream boost for the leading digital asset.

Grayscale’s victory against the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) also sparked mainstream enthusiasm, and some market analysts predict the Bitcoin ETF approval to bring a cash inflow of $200 billion.

On the Flipside

  • While the issuers of the inaugural exchange-traded funds are actively working with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Bitcoin ETF approval has no official date yet.

Why This Matters

The latest Bitcoin bull run accentuates the importance of retail adoption for blockchain tech.


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Tadas Klimasevskis

Tadas Klimaševskis is a Lithuanian journalist at DailyCoin, specializing in covering the lighter side of the crypto industry such as memecoins and pop culture in the metaverse. He has experience as a music artist, English language teacher, and freelance writer, and uses his creative writing skills to summarize valuable information in his work. He is also a strong believer in the potential of blockchain and spends his free time listening to music, traveling, and watching basketball games.