VanEck files 5th amendment to spot Bitcoin ETF under ‘HODL’

Analysts say the ticker code could help avoid negative attention on adviser statements.

Asset manager VanEck filed a fifth amended application for a spot Bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded fund (ETF) on Dec. 8.

According to the regulator’s database, the amended filing to the S-1 Form with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) highlights updates to the VanEck Bitcoin Trust. A spot Bitcoin ETF is an investment vehicle that lets people buy shares in a fund that tracks the price of Bitcoin.

The VanEck ETF is now expected to be listed under “HODL,” which is a misspelling of “hold” or an acronym for “hold on for dear life.” Bitcoiners use the phrase to describe a strategy of buying and never selling the digital asset. 

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