The Real Impact of Bitcoin ETFs on Markets: Bitwise CIO Matt Hougan
Matt Hougan and Camila Russo discuss a range of topics from the Bitcoin ETF launch to possible Ethereum ETFs and Bitcoin price forecast.
By: Camila Russo • Loading...DeFi Podcasts
Matt Hougan is the CIO of Bitwise, which is a crypto index fund manager and one of the issuers of Bitcoin ETFs. Hougan is a renowned figure in the financial sector, known for his expertise in cryptocurrency and exchange-traded funds (ETFs). In our conversation we get into Matt's initial reaction to the BTC ETF launch, the expected inflows for 2024, and the often underestimated impacts of these developments.
We also discuss unique Vanguard's stance, the evolution of Bitcoin ETFs, why Bitwise maintains the lowest fees, Matt Hougan's background, possibility of Ethereum ETFs, and the growing understanding of Ethereum in traditional finance. Finally, we touch upon the centralization risks of Bitcoin, the future of Bitcoin ETFs, and Bitcoin price forecast.
0:46 Initial thoughts on BTC ETF launch
2:17 Inflows for 2024
4:37 Underestimated impact
8:11 Vanguard is goofy
9:40 Self sovereignty
12:30 History of Bitcoin ETFs
16:53 Why Bitwise has the lowest fees
20:20 Matt Hougan's background
23:10 ETF hate
26:45 Crypto ETFs
29:08 Ethereum ETF
31:07 TradFi understand Ethereum better than Bitcoin
36:30 Normalizing Bitcoin
42:00 Centralization risk of Bitcoin
45:47 What's next for Bitcoin ETFs
47:20 We're in a bull market
48:40 Bitcoin price forecast
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