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Crickets on day 1... but Proshares short Bitcoin ETF volume up 380% on day 2

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The first short Bitcoin ETF from ProShares got off to a very slow start on its June 21 launch but gathered pace by increasing trading volume 380% on day two.On launch day June 21, the ProShares Bitcoin Short Strategy Exchange-Traded Fund (BITI) traded a lackluster 183,300 shares which ETF analyst at Bloomberg Eric Balchunas noted in a tweet was “less than 1% of the volume $BITO had at this time on Day One.”However the next day’s trading volume jumped nearly four times to 886,200 shares worth about $36.2 million according to Yahoo Finance.ProShares #Bitcoin short strategy ETF (BITI) trades over 870k shares, 35 million value, on second trading day BITI exchange traded fund (ETF) allows investors to take short positions on the Bitcoin market without holding BTC themselves.

Shorting means speculating that the value of a market or asset will fall.ProShares CEO Michael L. Sapir talked up the volume on day two as indicative of demand and the low fee structure of BITI.

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