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Bitcoin ETF Price Feeds on Pyth Network

The Pyth Network has launched its Bitcoin ETF Price Feeds to make real-time, credible price data for 13 Bitcoin exchange-traded funds accessible to DeFi developers and users.

The approval of Bitcoin ETFs this year was a significant milestone for the crypto community. Bitcoin ETFs open the door for mainstream investors to access the world's largest cryptocurrency without the technical and security challenges of buying and storing actual Bitcoin.

Bitcoin ETFs are expected to serve as a bridge between the crypto world and traditional finance, providing regulated exposure to Bitcoin's price movements for a broad range of market participants. This thematic addition to the Pyth Price Feeds catalog sets the stage for greater on-chain financial innovation and institutional involvement in Web3.

The Importance of Bitcoin ETFs

Bitcoin, the very first and pioneering cryptocurrency, has garnered immense attention from retail and institutional investors. With 13 major financial institutions—ARK Invest, BlackRock, VanEck, WisdomTree, Fidelity, Invesco, Franklin, Hashdex, Valkyrie, Grayscale, and Bitwise—being the first to receive approval for Bitcoin ETFs, the significance of these financial instruments cannot be understated.

Pyth Price Feeds for Bitcoin ETFs

Developers can now effortlessly integrate Bitcoin ETF price feeds from Pyth Network's extensive offering:

  • ARKB: ARK 21Shares Bitcoin ETF
  • BITB: Bitwise Bitcoin ETF Trust
  • BITS: Global X Blockchain & Bitcoin Strategy ETF
  • BRRR: Valkyrie Bitcoin Fund
  • BTCO: Invesco Galaxy Bitcoin ETF
  • BTCW: WisdomTree Bitcoin Trust
  • BTF: Valkyrie Bitcoin and Ether Strategy ETF
  • DEFI: Hashdex Bitcoin ETF
  • EZBC: Franklin Bitcoin ETF
  • FBTC: Fidelity Wise Origin Bitcoin Trust
  • GBTC: Grayscale Bitcoin Trust
  • HODL: VanEck Bitcoin Trust
  • IBIT: iShares Bitcoin Trust

Advantages of On-Chain Bitcoin ETF Price Feeds

Bitcoin ETFs are expected to boost the liquidity, transparency, and efficiency of the Bitcoin market, and lower the barriers to entry. The inclusion of Bitcoin ETFs in DeFi brings forth several advantages:

Portfolio Expansion: By adding Bitcoin ETFs as a supported market, DeFi platforms can offer users increased diversification opportunities beyond just cryptocurrencies and align their platform with traditional finance participants.

Improved Risk Management: Bitcoin ETFs can provide avenues for risk mitigation strategies, enabling users to navigate the inherent volatility associated with cryptocurrencies more effectively.

Enhanced Liquidity: The introduction of Bitcoin ETFs to DeFi platforms can help attract institutional capital on-chain, bolstering liquidity and enhancing overall market efficiency and user experience.

Bridging Traditional and Decentralized Finance: Integrating Bitcoin ETFs can foster a closer and more productive relationship between DeFi and traditional financial markets, facilitating broader adoption and credibility of Web3 financial rails.

Innovative Financial Solutions: Access to Bitcoin ETF price data unlocks new potential for tailored DeFi products catering to individual investors and institutions running sophisticated strategies.

Additional ETF Price Feeds for Developers

The Pyth Network also supports real-time feeds for a number of other exchange-traded funds, including:

  • DIA: SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust
  • DOW: Dow Jones Industrial Average
  • EEM: iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF
  • EFA: iShares MSCI EAFE ETF
  • GLD: SPDR Gold Trust (GLD)
  • GOVT: iShares U.S. Treasury Bond ETF (GOVT)
  • HYG: iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF
  • IVV: iShares Core S&P 500 ETF
  • IWM: iShares Russell 2000 ETF
  • MINT: PIMCO Enhanced Short Maturity Active Exchange-Traded Fund
  • QQQ: Invesco QQQ Trust Series 1
  • SHV: iShares Short Treasury Bond ETF
  • SPY: SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust
  • TLT: iShares 20 Plus Year Treasury Bond ETF
  • USFR: WisdomTree Floating Rate Treasury Fund
  • USO: United States Oil ETF
  • VOO: Vanguard S&P 500 ETF

Get Started

The Pyth Network’s full catalog of ETF price feeds are available here. Pyth's innovative pull oracle architecture ensures efficient data retrieval, optimizing operations and cost-effectiveness for on-chain protocols.

For those diving into the Pyth ecosystem, you can explore the official documentation and resources:

The integration of Bitcoin ETF price feeds reaffirms Pyth Network's dedication to elevating DeFi's potential. As the Pyth Network broadens its asset offerings—from cryptocurrencies to ETFs and beyond—the Pyth contributors remain committed to equipping the decentralized finance ecosystem with dependable, real-time insights.

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