From First Filing to Final Decision: The Journey of the Winklevoss Bitcoin ETF

It’s a looming decision that has sparked global headlines, turned the heads of financial analysts and kept the bitcoin world on the edge of its proverbial seat.

This refers, of course, to the bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) proposed by investors Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss. That ETF – first proposed in mid-2013 and subject to a range of public comments and exchange switches – is effectively waiting in the wings for a decision by the US Securities and Exchange Commission, which is weighing a rule change proposal that would clear its passage.

While most in the digital currency space likely know the ins-and-outs of the ETF story, those unfamiliar with the story might not know all the details. In this feature, CoinDesk explores the journey – from start to near-finish – of the proposed bitcoin ETF.

In the beginning

Before getting into the story of the bitcoin ETF’s early days, it might help to understand who Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss are exactly.

Both graduates from Harvard University, the two took part in the 2008 Beijing Olympics in the men’s rowing competition, where they advanced to the finals and ultimately scored sixth place, according to ESPN.

Another major event

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