Apr 28, 2022

BlackRock launches a blockchain ETF that offers a ‘gradual entry point’ into the tech — and the opportunity for exponential growth, says top iShares exec

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BlackRock announced on Wednesday its new iShares Blockchain and Tech ETF (IBLC), which allows investors to gain exposure to the blockchain sector without any direct investments in cryptocurrencies.

The exchange-traded fund tracks US and international companies involved in the “development, innovation, and utilization of blockchain and crypto technologies,” BlackRock said. Currently, the fund has over $4.7 million in net assets across 34 holdings, excluding cash positions and derivative exposures.

The ETF is a “gradual entry point into the blockchain ecosystem” and includes holdings like crypto exchanges, crypto miners, and underlying technologies, said Rachel Aguirre, BlackRock’s head of US iShares product, at a Wednesday panel event.

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