Experts Predict Quick Approval for Ethereum ETFs by SEC

Experts Predict Quick Approval for Ethereum ETFs by SEC

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By Jakub Lazurek

27 Feb 2024 (5 months ago)

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SEC may soon greenlight Ethereum ETFs, potentially speeding up by May 2024, experts suggest

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) may soon approve Ethereum Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs), possibly by May 2024, according to legal expert Scott Johnsson. If this timeline is missed, approval might extend to mid-2025. The progress follows the swift handling of Bitcoin ETFs, where from the issuance of initial comments to the completion of the approval process, it took less than 90 days—a pace Johnsson hopes will be replicated for Ethereum ETFs.

Bloomberg's ETF analyst James Seyffart suggests that, due to the groundwork laid by Bitcoin's regulatory journey, Ethereum ETFs could see a quicker approval process. Although Ethereum and Bitcoin have their differences, the existing regulatory framework for Bitcoin is expected to facilitate a smoother path for Ethereum ETF approvals. The anticipation for Ethereum ETFs is high among cryptocurrency enthusiasts and industry watchers, with major firms like Fidelity, Invesco, and BlackRock applying for these financial products. However, Valkyrie’s Chief Investment Officer, Steven McClurg, predicts a possible delay past May 2024 due to the detailed disclosures required for Ethereum, potentially pushing approval back by another year.

Despite potential delays, the sentiment around the approval of Ethereum and other cryptocurrency ETFs remains positive, with Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse expressing confidence in the eventual approval of ETFs across various tokens. Meanwhile, Ethereum's market value shows promising growth, trading at $3253 USD with a recent uptick in its price. This development signifies a significant interest in integrating digital currencies into the traditional financial market, indicating a future where cryptocurrencies and regulated investment options converge, offering investors more ways to engage with the digital currency space.

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