BlackRock Chief Executive Officer Larry Fink publicly expressed his recognition of the potential of Ethereum-based exchange-traded funds (ETFs). 

In an interview with CNBC, Fink stated that he sees the value in having an Ethereum ETF. 

BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager with US$10 trillion in assets under management, recognizes the significance of Ethereum ETFs. These funds would allow investors to trade shares representing Ethereum on traditional stock exchanges, acting as a bridge between conventional finance and the burgeoning world of cryptocurrencies. 

This week, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved 11 spot Bitcoin ETF applications. Several Bitcoin funds, including BlackRock’s iShares Bitcoin ETF, were launched yesterday, marking the first spot Bitcoin ETFs trade on U.S. stock exchanges. 

Some market watchers speculate that Ethereum ETFs could be the next financial products to list in U.S. markets, as BlackRock filed its official application last November. 

With its successful Bitcoin ETF application, BlackRock has a near-perfect record with the SEC in ETF applications, failing only once.