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 resolution 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 won its lawsuit with the SEC, ensuing within the DC Circuit court docket of appeals vacating the SEC’s denial of Grayscale’s $GBTC conversion right into a spot Bitcoin ETF. This implies it is going to be despatched again to the SEC, through 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 court docket doesn’t imply GBTC is robotically being transformed to a spot Bitcoin ETF, this ruling does assist convey us one step nearer to 1 being accepted by the SEC. As a result of the U.S. court docket 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 urged that market inefficiencies or different components would undermine the correlation…The Fee’s unexplained discounting of the plain monetary and mathematical relationship between the spot and futures markets falls in need of the usual for reasoned resolution making.”
Yesterday, Bloomberg analysts Seyffart and Balchunas upped their approval odds by the SEC for a spot Bitcoin ETF to 75% by the top of this yr, and to 95% by the top of 2024.
Extra info on the U.S. spot Bitcoin ETF race will be discovered here.