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BlackRock ETF: new generation of tokens to popularize investments | Opinion

The author analyzes investment opportunities in a possible Bitcoin ETF from the largest asset manager in the world.

A survey by MarketsandMarkets Research revealed that the tokenization sector reached a market value of US$2.3 billion in 2021. This is one of the most important innovations in the decentralized finance (DeFi) ecosystem and represents a structural change of great magnitude in the management of third-party assets.

For the future, the same research shows that by 2026 the market is expected to jump 148%, reaching US$5.6 billion. According to Standard Chartered Bank, the value of Bitcoin (BTC) could jump to up to US$100,000 by the end of 2024.

The system of representing physical and digital assets on the blockchain allows them to be divided into smaller parts, which can be traded without the need for intermediaries, making transactions more efficient and less expensive.

In this sense, the ETF (acronym in English for Exchange Traded Fund) is a standout among innovative and popular investment products, as it offers investors a convenient and diversified way to access financial markets.

BlackRock – the largest asset manager in the world, with US$9 trillion under management – was the first institution to invest in this universe and brought with it others making the same claim.

The model based on spot Bitcoin that the company proposes is still facing resistance from regulators in the United States, but if allowed on the exchange, it could make cryptocurrency more accessible to a large group of investors. This is the case of Fidelity, which has already requested its Bitcoin ETF.

BlackRock’s focus is ETFs, whose main advantage is diversification. Each unit typically encompasses a broad set of assets, such as stocks, bonds, or commodities, allowing investors to benefit from exposure to a wide range of companies or sectors without having to purchase each asset individually.

This diversification reduces the risk associated with investments concentrated in a single company or sector.

Another important feature of BlackRock ETFs is transparency. Investors can monitor the composition of funds and the assets being held in real time, ensuring a clear and open view of what they are investing in.

Additionally, it drives the popularization of investments across diverse groups, as ETFs tend to have lower costs than traditional mutual funds, making them attractive to small investors and those looking to maximize their net returns.

BlackRock, for example, offers a wide variety of ETFs that meet different investment objectives, from index funds that replicate specific performance to thematic funds that focus on niche sectors such as technology, sustainability and healthcare.

However, as with any investment, it is essential to understand the risks associated with ETFs, including the possibility of capital loss and market volatility. The ideal is to follow the great traction of the token trend, but always deeply evaluate your financial objectives, with professional advice and strategic partnerships.

 

Source: Bitcoin Portal

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