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BlackRock (BLK) CEO Larry Fink Sees Value in Ether ETF Day After Bitcoin ETF Goes Live

Larry Fink, the CEO of BlackRock (BLK), backed the notion of an ether (ETH) exchange-traded fund (ETF) a day after the much-anticipated bitcoin (BTC) ETF went live.

“I see value in having an Ethereum ETF,” Fink said in an interview with CNBC on Friday. “These are just stepping stones towards tokenization and I really do believe this is where we’re going to be going.”

BlackRock’s iShares Bitcoin Trust (IBIT) was one of the several such products to make its trading debut in the U.S. on Thursday after the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) approved the funds on Wednesday. IBIT accounted for roughly $1 billion of the total $4.6 billion of trading volume that the ETFs collectively saw.

The asset management giant may now be looking to list an equivalent product for the native token of the Ethereum blockchain as part of its ongoing journey toward tokenization.

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