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Swiss Company Pando Eyes Nasdaq for Bitcoin ETF Venture

Switzerland-based Pando Asset AG has entered the Bitcoin ETF arena with a recent application for a Nasdaq-listed spot Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF).

Detailed in a recent S-1 registration, Pando’s trust aims to track Bitcoin’s price, factoring in the trust’s costs and obligations.

Set to be traded under the ticker PBC if approved, the Bank of New York Mellon BK is slated to oversee the trust’s administration.

Pando’s foreign status, exempt from certain U.S. regulations, influences this decision.

Coinbase emerges as the chosen custodian, mirroring a trend among Pando’s market rivals, amidst concerns over market manipulation.

Pando Asset AG’s filing acknowledges hurdles in establishing its ETF, including stiff competition.

The company concedes potential difficulties in asset accumulation and sustaining market relevance.

Competitors’ lower fees and more effective marketing strategies pose threats to Pando’s market position and investment capabilities.

Liquidity concerns also surface, with fears of the fund trading at varying levels from Bitcoin’s actual price.

Amid over 10 pending SEC applications for similar ETFs from heavyweights like BlackRock Inc., Fidelity, and Ark Invest, Pando navigates a competitive landscape.

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