- Grayscale Investments announces its second application for an Ethereum futures ETF, uniquely filed under the Securities Act of 1933.
- Amid six Ethereum futures ETF applications, the race tightens as approval possibly looms in October.
Grayscale’s Renewed Strategy for Ethereum Futures ETF
Grayscale Investments, the renowned digital currency investing firm, has again made headlines, but this time with a strategic twist. The firm has placed its bet a second time by submitting an application for an Ethereum futures exchange-traded fund (ETF). While this isn’t their first venture into the Ethereum ETF domain, what stands out is their choice of regulatory filing.
Different Approach, New Expectations
The current application aligns itself with the Securities Act of 1933. Historically, this act has catered to commodities and, notably, Bitcoin ETFs. Contrarily, Grayscale’s prior application and those from five other firms for similar products found alignment with the Investment Company Act of 1940, a more conventional pathway for securities-based ETFs.
What prompted Grayscale to tread this alternate route? One might infer that the firm is drawing insights from the acceptance pattern of Bitcoin futures ETFs. Notably, Bitcoin variants have seen endorsements under both acts. Consequently, Grayscale’s decision could be a tactical move, intending to maximize approval chances by leveraging historical precedents.
While Ethereum’s current market price hovers around $1,639, the cryptocurrency market is abuzz with speculation and anticipation.
SEC Decision on Horizon: Who Will Triumph?
In a world where information is paramount, the crypto sector awaits with bated breath the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) next steps. Recent insights from BeInCrypto hinted that the SEC is potentially on the brink of greenlighting Ethereum futures-based ETFs, perhaps as early as next month.
Names like Ether Strategy ETF, Bitwise Ethereum Strategy ETF, and the Grayscale Ethereum Futures ETF, among others, feature in this race. Yet, a shroud of mystery remains, as the SEC, maintaining its stance, refrains from commenting. The crucial question that hangs in the balance: Which firm will emerge as the frontrunner in this Ethereum ETF race?
(Note: The information provided in this article is based on available data and does not constitute financial advice. Always conduct your research before making investment decisions.)