The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is reportedly on the verge of granting approval to the first Ethereum Futures-based exchange-traded funds (ETF).
The SEC didn’t comment, but those familiar with the matter shared the news.
SEC Unlikely to Block
An Aug. 17 report, citing familiar sources, discloses that several firms could receive approval to launch an Ether-Futures ETF by October.
The SEC is reportedly not likely to hinder the process in any way.
“The regulator isn’t likely to block the products, which would be based on futures contracts for the second-largest cryptocurrency, according to people familiar with the matter,” the report states.
However, it remains uncertain which firms will receive the approval.
“It couldn’t immediately be determined which funds would get green lights. Officials have indicated that several might by October, said one of the people, who asked not to be identified discussing information that hasn’t been made public.”
On Aug 2, a report stated that regulatory approval is pending for six Ether-Futures filings.
The companies seeking approval include Ether Strategy ETF, Bitwise Ethereum Strategy ETF, Roundhill Ether Strategy ETF, VanEck’s Ethereum Strategy ETF, ProShares Short Ether Strategy ETF, and the Grayscale Ethereum Futures ETF.
This news comes amidst a standstill with Bitcoin ETFs. Several firms are eagerly waiting for the SEC’s response regarding the decision on ETFs directly linked to Bitcoin.
This is a developing story and will be updated as more information comes to light.
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