BlackRock’s application for a spot exchange-traded fund (ETF) has encouraged other financial firms to follow suit. First, it was the New York-based asset management fund WisdomTree, which made a new filing on June 21 for a Bitcoin (BTC) ETF. This was then followed by investment manager Invesco, which reactivated its application for a spot ETF.
These announcements boosted investor sentiment, resulting in a short squeeze and additional buying interest from traders who may have been waiting on the sidelines. The slew of events over the past few days has increased buying interest in Bitcoin, which sent its market dominance to above 50% on June 19.