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Google to Boost ETF Visibility Through New Crypto Ad Policy

Tech giant Google is about to implement a significant policy update on January 29 that could help in reshaping the landscape of crypto advertising.

With the recent approval of 11 spot Bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded funds (ETFs) by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on January 10, Google is expected to revise its advertising rules to allow asset managers to promote these products to a wider audience in the United States.

This move follows Google’s recent expansion of its crypto advertising policy, which now includes specific guidelines for promoting “cryptocurrency coin trusts.”

Advertisers seeking to leverage Google’s expansive platform, known for its vast reach and high search volume, will need to obtain certification to ensure compliance with the tech giant’s very strict requirements.

The significance of this update is underscored by the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (GBTC) converting to a spot Bitcoin ETF, alongside the approval of 10 other institutions to incorporate spot BTC ETFs into their investment portfolios.

Crypto analysts are optimistic about the potential impact of this policy change on the digital currency sphere, given that Google processes approximately 8.55 billion searches daily, according to DemandSage.

The crypto community speculates that the increased visibility of Bitcoin ETFs through Google’s advertising platform may drive substantial awareness and investment in the space. Companies operating within the spot Bitcoin ETF market could witness a significant influx of interest from new segments of the public, beyond seasoned day traders or investors.

Moreover, the policy update may signal a shift in how crypto products are advertised, ensuring that ads meet legal requirements and are presented responsibly to an engaged audience.

Google’s policy change comes at a critical juncture, as the crypto market experiences fluctuating investor sentiment toward spot Bitcoin ETFs.

It is worth noting that on January 24, Bitcoin ETFs saw a significant influx of approximately $270 million, offset by notable withdrawals, particularly from Grayscale Investment’s Bitcoin ETF, resulting in a net outflow of around $153 million. This trend continued on January 25, marking a fourth consecutive day of net outflows totaling up to $80 million from funds recognized by the SEC.

Despite these challenges, crypto commentators believe that Google’s policy shift could potentially attract a wave of new investors. The heightened visibility and certification requirements may counterbalance recent outflows from spot Bitcoin ETFs, signaling a possible rebound as the January 29 policy implementation has finally come.

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