Goldman Sachs Praises Bitcoin ETFs as 'Astonishing Success'

Goldman Sachs, previously skeptical of Bitcoin ETFs, now celebrates their success and has joined as an authorized participant for BlackRock's IBIT Bitcoin ETF.
Goldman Sachs Praises Bitcoin ETFs as 'Astonishing Success'

Key Takeaways

  • Goldman Sachs has shifted its stance on Bitcoin, praising the success of new spot Bitcoin ETFs.
  • Goldman Sachs is now an authorized participant for BlackRock's IBIT Bitcoin ETF, which is the world's largest.
  • McDermott noted increasing interest from both retail and institutional investors in these ETFs.

Goldman Sachs has shifted its stance on Bitcoin, now praising the new spot Bitcoin ETFs as an “astonishing success” after years of skepticism.

At the Consensus 2024 conference hosted by CoinDesk, Mathew McDermott, Goldman’s global head of digital assets, highlighted the SEC’s approval of spot Bitcoin ETFs earlier this year as a significant psychological milestone for the industry.

Indicating a notable shift in Goldman’s perspective, which previously dismissed the concept of Bitcoin ETFs, McDermott remarked:

The Bitcoin ETF obviously has been an astonishing success.

Goldman has since become an authorized participant for BlackRock’s IBIT Bitcoin ETF, which launched in January.

This ETF recently became the world’s largest, surpassing $20 billion in assets more rapidly than any other ETF in history.

McDermott’s optimistic remarks follow substantial inflows into U.S. spot Bitcoin ETFs, suggesting a growing acceptance on Wall Street.

Interest from retail and institutions

McDermott noted increasing interest from both retail and institutional investors in these regulated investment vehicles.

Major players like BlackRock and Fidelity now manage spot Bitcoin ETFs with billions in assets.

These products have clearly opened the door for Wall Street money to flow into Bitcoin.

Goldman itself is expanding its offerings through derivatives, research, and more.

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