The SEC has simply delayed BlackRock, Constancy, WisdomTree, Invesco & Galaxy, VanEck, Bitwise, and Valkyrie’s spot Bitcoin ETF purposes, as first reported by Bloomberg ETF analysts James Seyffart and Eric Balchunas.
This was the primary SEC determination deadline within the itemizing course of for these candidates since submitting, with the delays pushing these purposes again one other 45 days. The following bulk of deadlines are being slated for the center of October.
Earlier this week, Grayscale received its lawsuit with the SEC, ensuing within the DC Circuit courtroom of appeals vacating the SEC’s denial of Grayscale’s $GBTC conversion right into a spot Bitcoin ETF. This implies it will likely be despatched again to the SEC, by which now the fee has 45 days to enchantment and file for an en banc listening to, if they want to take action.
Whereas this victory in courtroom doesn’t imply GBTC is routinely being transformed to a spot Bitcoin ETF, this ruling does assist carry us one step nearer to at least one being permitted by the SEC. As a result of the U.S. courtroom of appeals shot down the SEC’s reasonings for denying Grayscale’s utility, stating, “The Fee neither disputed Grayscale’s proof that the spot and future markets for bitcoin are 99.9% correlated, nor instructed that market inefficiencies or different elements would undermine the correlation…The Fee’s unexplained discounting of the plain monetary and mathematical relationship between the spot and futures markets falls wanting the usual for reasoned determination making.”
Yesterday, Bloomberg analysts Seyffart and Balchunas upped their approval odds by the SEC for a spot Bitcoin ETF to 75% by the tip of this yr, and to 95% by the tip of 2024.
Extra data on the U.S. spot Bitcoin ETF race may be discovered right here.