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ProShares Steps Closer to Ethereum ETF Launch: What You Need to Know

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  • ProShares files an S-1 registration, advancing efforts to launch an Ethereum ETF amid fluctuating market conditions.
  • Coinbase Credit to provide trade credit, enabling ProShares to manage transactions beyond their immediate trading balance.

ProShares, a recognized ETF issuer, has formally progressed in its efforts to launch a dedicated Ethereum ETF by filing an S-1 registration statement with the regulatory bodies. This move by ProShares coincides with a period of declining prices in the Ethereum market.

Key Developments and Partnerships

The S-1 filing indicates that ProShares is preparing to establish an Ethereum ETF, which includes engaging Coinbase Credit to provide a line of trade credit. This arrangement will allow ProShares to manage transactions that exceed their available trading funds by borrowing Ethereum and cash.

Additionally, the Bank of New York Mellon (BNY Mellon) will manage the processing of purchases and redemptions of the ETF shares, effectively tracking the ownership within the fund.

BNY Mellon will also take on the roles of administrator and cash custodian for the ETF, ensuring the proper administration and safety of the fund’s cash reserves. Coinbase Custody is tasked with the safekeeping of the Ethereum assets, maintaining the security and integrity of the digital assets involved.


The setup introduced by ProShares includes provisions for future adjustments. BNY Mellon’s initial administrator contract extends for two years, subject to annual renewal, with ProShares retaining the ability to revise these terms or change service providers. 

ProShares filed an S-1 to launch an Ethereum ETF
ProShares filed an S-1 to launch an Ethereum ETF

Similarly, the arrangement allows for changes to the custodians of both Ethereum and cash, and to the primary execution agencies. Coinbase can also withdraw from its role as cash custodian.

Ethereum’s Market Position

Despite the active steps taken by ProShares and other financial institutions to integrate Ethereum into conventional financial products, Ethereum’s market performance remains subdued.

At the time of writing, Ethereum’s price has fallen to $3,497.81, positioning itself just below the $3,500 threshold.

While Ethereum exhibited a promising increase in value with higher peaks and troughs since May 19th, signaling a potential uptrend, recent developments have seen a reversal of this pattern.

The network growth for Ethereum, a metric indicating the rate of new participant engagement, has also seen a reduction. This trend suggests a decrease in new user interest in Ethereum during this period.

In summary, while ProShares is poised to potentially introduce a financial product linking traditional investment mechanisms with the cryptocurrency sector, Ethereum is concurrently navigating through lower market valuations and reduced growth in network participation.

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Isai Alexei
Isai Alexei
As a content creator, Isai Alexei holds a degree in Marketing, providing a solid foundation for the exploration of technology and finance. Isai's journey into the crypto space began during academic years, where the transformative potential of blockchain technology was initially grasped. Intrigued, Isai delved deeper, ultimately making the inaugural cryptocurrency investment in Bitcoin. Witnessing the evolution of the crypto landscape has been both exciting and educational. Ethereum, with its smart contract capabilities, stands out as Isai's favorite, reflecting a genuine enthusiasm for cutting-edge web3 technologies. Business Email: [email protected] Phone: +49 160 92211628