SEC’s Stalling on Crypto ETFs: A Tale of Indecision
Nov. 17, 2023.
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Procrastination Over Progress
In a move that appears more like evasion than caution, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has again deferred its decision on Bitcoin and Ethereum ETFs. This procrastination pushes the verdict into 2024, leaving candidates dangling in uncertainty. It’s becoming increasingly apparent that the SEC is reluctant to take a definitive stance on anything related to cryptocurrencies.
SEC’s Extended Deadline: A Disguised Avoidance?
The SEC’s request for an extension, filed on November 15, seems less about meticulous review and more about avoiding a clear position on crypto. This delay impacts major applications like Grayscale’s Ethereum Futures ETF and HashDex’s Bitcoin Futures ETF. The SEC’s reasons of market risks appear to be a convenient facade to mask its hesitation in embracing crypto-based financial products.
Analysts See Through the Delays
James Seyffart, a Senior Analyst at Bloomberg, implies that these continuous postponements do little to dampen the belief in eventual approvals. His outlook suggests a 90% probability for Spot Bitcoin ETFs by January 2024, indicating a general consensus that the SEC’s delays are more from avoidance than substantial.
Deadlines or Dead-ends?
With the next evaluation dates set for January 2024 for various applications, and potential delays stretching to March 2024, the SEC’s pattern of postponement is evident. By May 2024, all decisions on Spot BTC ETF filings are due, but there’s a growing skepticism about the SEC’s willingness to make any conclusive decisions.
Bitcoin’s Defiance Against Regulatory Ambivalence
Interestingly, Bitcoin’s market value seems impervious to the SEC’s indecisiveness, surging past $37,000. This uptick underscores the cryptocurrency’s resilience and the market’s disregard for the SEC’s apparent reluctance to fully engage with the crypto sector.
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