The Ethereum (ETH) Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF) Has Traditional Financial Backers

According to the source, conventional finance is making a dramatic change as it shifts its focus to Ethereum, a change that has been going on for two months.

After two months, “Tradfi” may start to rotate into the ETH ETF trade. The yearly basis of CME has steadily climbed, reaching over 18%, according to a recent analysis by Reflexivity Research. Over the last two months, there has been a consistent increase in Bitcoin’s open interest on CME, which has surpassed $4.5 billion.

When looking into the CME activity of Ethereum and Bitcoin, a fascinating trend has shown up. According to Velo Data’s research, Ethereum futures on CME are presently trading at a premium of 5% above Bitcoin, which exceeds 20%.

Even if it hasn’t caught up to Bitcoin’s early boom, open interest for Ethereum on CME has begun to climb.

Although it’s too soon to tell for sure, “tradfi” seems to be starting to move towards trading ETH ETFs after a two-month break.

The Grayscale discount is also decreasing, and it hasn’t been below 10% since July 2021. Speculation about the possible approval of a Bitcoin ETF, the change of GBTC’s trust structure into an ETF, and rising demand for Bitcoin exposure are all factors contributing to this decline.

Similarly, Grayscale’s ETHE product is following a similar pattern, with a discount to NAV below 15%, as pointed out in the report.

The options market’s implied volatility has been falling steadily as Bitcoin and Ethereum have been slowly but steadily rising in value.

In spite of this, the recent sharp price increase has caused a slight rise in volatility at 1-week and 1-month intervals.

For an asset that usually trades with volatility of up to 80% and seems to be emerging from a period of slumber, the current volatility level of below 60% can be seen as appealing.

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