U.S. companies list blockchain ETFs as bitcoin proposals languish

By Trevor HunnicuttNEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors looking to profit from excitement surrounding bitcoin technology will get a new opportunity this week.Funds coming to market on Wednesday will purchase shares of companies, such as Hitachi Ltd , Accenture plc and Overstock.

com Inc , that may benefit from the digital asset's underlying technology.Rather than buying wild-trading "cryptocurrencies" themselves, the funds' tactic has mollified uneasy regulators who have denied or tabled more than a dozen proposals for funds that would own bitcoin.

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