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REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/File Photo Acquire Licensing RightsSummaryCompanies Potential ETFs added to DTCC file as 'standard practice'-DTCCBlackRock iShares Bitcoin Trust ETF added in August-DTCCMove is not indicative of regulatory approval-DTCCBitcoin holds gains made on ETF approval speculationSINGAPORE, Oct 25 (Reuters) - BlackRock's (BLK.N) proposed bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) was added to a clearing-house eligibility file in August, but the move is not indicative of any regulatory approval, clearing house DTCC said.
Speculation that BlackRock or a number of other pending bitcoin ETF applicants would succeed has sent bitcoin on its biggest two-day rally for seven months.
The clearing house said the list was its eligibility file, which includes active and potential ETFs and that Blackrock's iShares Bitcoin Trust ETF was added in August as "standard practice...in preparation for the launch of a new ETF".
Bitcoin touched an 18-month high of $35,198 on Tuesday and was last at $33,802 in Asia trade on Wednesday.
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