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Breaking: BlackRock to Diversify Global Allocation Fund with Spot Bitcoin ETFs

BlackRock, a global asset management powerhouse, is set to diversify its Global Allocation Fund (MALOX) by acquiring spot Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs).

A recent update to its United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing on March 7 indicates the firm’s interest in integrating physically backed Bitcoin exchange-traded products (ETPs), including its own iShares Bitcoin Trust (IBIT) and ETFs from other providers.

The statement from the filing emphasizes, “The fund may acquire shares in ETPs that seek to reflect generally the performance of the price of Bitcoin by directly holding bitcoin — ‘Bitcoin ETPs’ — including shares of a Bitcoin ETP sponsored by an affiliate of BlackRock.”

These investments will focus on Bitcoin ETPs listed on national securities exchanges, ensuring compliance with trading standards.

The BlackRock Global Allocation Fund, established in 1989, aims to yield returns through a dynamic investment approach, involving U.S. and international equities, debt, and money market securities from major corporations like Microsoft and Apple.

As of the recent update, MALOX boasts $17.8 billion in assets under management.

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However, MALOX isn’t the sole BlackRock fund eyeing spot Bitcoin ETFs.

A similar intention was revealed for its Strategic Income Opportunities Fund (BSIIX) in an SEC filing dated March 4.

The firm’s venture into Bitcoin ETFs gained momentum with the launch of the iShares Bitcoin Trust on January 11, paralleled by nine other spot Bitcoin ETFs in the U.S.

Remarkably, the iShares Bitcoin Trust has shown exponential growth, with its Bitcoin holdings surging over 7,000% from 2,621 BTC at its inception to 187,531 BTC by March 7, 2024, valuing its assets at $12.6 billion.

Moreover, BlackRock is exploring the potential of a spot Ether ETF, having filed an application for the iShares Ethereum Trust in November 2023.

The financial community is closely watching to see if U.S. regulators will greenlight a spot ETH ETF in 2024, considering it took over a decade for the SEC to approve a spot Bitcoin ETF in the nation.

This move by BlackRock underscores its proactive stance in expanding its cryptocurrency offerings, reflecting a growing interest in digital asset investments within traditional financial sectors.

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