JPMorgan Chase, America's largest bank, disclosed its ownership in spot Bitcoin Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) in a recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

The SEC filing by JPMorgan Chase offers detailed insights into the bank's investments in spot Bitcoin ETFs, featuring ETFs from leading asset managers like BlackRock, Fidelity, and Grayscale. 

Despite the significant names involved, the allocated amounts are modest compared to other institutions' investments in Bitcoin.

Bloomberg ETF Analyst James Seyffart clarified in a thread on X that entities like JPMorgan and Susquehanna, which also own these ETFs and were frequently mentioned last week, are simply market makers and Authorized Participants (APs). 

He clarified that their ownership does not necessarily signify anything beyond the number of shares they possessed as of March 31st, 2024.

Seyffart further explained that for market makers, the number of shares held can vary significantly from day to day. 

He emphasized that the 13F data merely captures a snapshot of their long positions as of March 31st. Importantly, 13Fs do not include short positions or derivatives, meaning we do not get a complete view of their actual exposure on that date.

Bloomberg Senior ETF Analyst Eric Balchunas also commented, suggesting that many large banks are expected to report holdings in these ETFs as part of their market-making activities. 

He noted that this is distinct from acquiring shares for investment purposes, which makes it less contradictory for JPMorgan. However, Balchunas highlighted that it's still important to monitor these developments.

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