How the First Leveraged Bitcoin ETF Works

Volatility Shares’ Stuart Barton discusses the 2x Bitcoin Strategy ETF (BITX)

Reviewed by: Lisa Barr
Edited by: Lisa Barr

The Volatility Shares 2x Bitcoin Strategy ETF (BITX) launched to much fanfare a few weeks ago. The company said the debut of a leveraged ETF tied to bitcoin futures at a time in which the crypto industry was facing intense scrutiny from regulators was a surprise to many. But not to Stuart Barton, co-founder and CIO of Volatility Shares. In this Talk ETFs video, he sits down with's Senior Analyst Sumit Roy to discuss how his firm managed to pull off the launch of a leveraged bitcoin ETF. He also gets into who the fund is designed for and how big he thinks the fund could eventually become.

Talk ETFs is a weekly video series hosted by’s Senior Analyst Sumit Roy. Episodes highlight up-to-the-minute investing trends and strategies with commentary from leading experts in the ETF industry.