Indian INX exchange reportedly plans to list Bitcoin futures ETF

Despite the continuing uncertainty about cryptocurrency regulation in India, native monetary companies are backing new ventures aiming to launch Bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded funds (ETF).

Torus Kling Blockchain, a three way partnership between Cosmea Financial Holding, a monetary agency backed by former Reliance Capital CEO Sam Ghosh, and Kling Trading India, is getting ready to launch Bitcoin and Ether (ETH) futures ETFs in India, The Economic Times reported Thursday.

The firm has signed a memorandum of understanding with India’s main inventory exchange, the India International Exchange (INX), to launch crypto ETFs alongside funding merchandise monitoring main metaverse-related corporations listed within the United States.

According to the report, Torus Kling Blockchain is planning to arrange the ETFs within the Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT City) by the top of the present fiscal yr in India, or by the top of March 2022. The ETFs are topic to approval by India’s International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA) and different regulators, the report notes.

​​India INX CEO Venkataramani Balasubramaniam mentioned that the inventory exchange and GIFT IFSC are taking a look at “exploring the launch of digital asset-based products” and has already utilized with the IFSCA below “regulatory sandbox.”

“This is a part of our product innovation initiative to benchmark offerings with other international financial centers. We will be launching products in these new-age assets in compliance with the prevailing laws after receiving all required post regulatory approvals,” the chief famous.

Cryptocurrencies are a brand new asset class that may be a “tip of the iceberg” of the upcoming fintech innovation and adoption, Torus Kling Blockchain CEO Krishna Mohan Meenavalli mentioned. “Exchange trade products allow trading through regular investment accounts, bypassing the hassle and security concerns of cryptocurrency exchanges,” he mentioned.

In late 2021, India’s Securities and Exchange Board reportedly accredited Invesco Mutual Fund’s Invesco CoinShares Global Blockchain ETF Fund of Fund, aimed toward investing in blockchain trade corporations.

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The information comes amid India INX aggressively extending to different markets, reportedly shifting to enable native traders to entry buying and selling on Russia’s Moscow Exchange earlier in January. As beforehand reported, Russian monetary large Sber launched its personal blockchain-related ETF monitoring Coinbase and Galaxy Digital in late 2021.