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 choice 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 will probably be despatched again to the SEC, wherein now the fee has 45 days to attraction and file for an en banc listening to, if they want to take action.
Whereas this victory in courtroom doesn’t imply GBTC is mechanically being transformed to a spot Bitcoin ETF, this ruling does assist deliver us one step nearer to at least one being accepted 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 steered that market inefficiencies or different components would undermine the correlation…The Fee’s unexplained discounting of the apparent monetary and mathematical relationship between the spot and futures markets falls wanting the usual for reasoned choice 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 info on the U.S. spot Bitcoin ETF race could be discovered right here.