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Stuck in Limbo: Ethereum ETFs Will Delayed Again, But Hope Remains for Crypto Bulls

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  • With a recent rise to $3,251.80, Ethereum’s price stability is noteworthy and indicates a strong trend despite regulatory delays.
  • Significant investment firms are still committed to advocating for Ethereum ETFs in spite of external economic headwinds.

The price of Ethereum (ETH) has, to some extent, recovered on the market. But U.S. regulators are hesitant that an Ethereum ETF will ever be approved. Actions like this make it more difficult for companies and investment houses in the field of crypto.

Ethereum, in the face of recent regulatory obstructions and market volatility, has maintained its price. In the last week, Ethereum has gone up by 5.52%, and over the last 24 hours, it has also jumped 2.77%, according to CoinGecko.

The present trading price is $3,251.80. After some sharp swings, bullish sentiment has again swept into the cryptocurrency markets, a point that this upward surge illustrates.

Regulatory Challenges and Market Dynamics 

The wait for U.S.-based Ethereum ETFs has been thrilling for investors. In accordance with a recent report from Standard Chartered and The New York Times, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) may not be anything but accepting of these ETFs in May. Spot Bitcoin ETFs were approved, and participants entered the crypto market during January, causing a price spike.

However, complications have arisen in large measure because of the SEC’s intensified scrutiny of decentralized finance (DeFi) projects, which also includes a major lawsuit against Uniswap, in line with what ETHNews previously disclosed.

The crypto market is not immune to external influence. Federal Reserve decisions to shelve rate cuts, rising U.S. Treasury yields, and heightening stress in the Middle East all contributed into falling values for such riskier assets as Ethereum and Bitcoin. Despite these difficulties, Standard Chartered remains optimistic that the recent bad news may have been priced in already.

Industry Response

Not to be deterred are major participants in the finance sector like Grayscale Investments and BlackRock. Despite the SEC’s continued hold-ups, they continue to update their Ethereum spot ETF applications, as previously reported by ETHNews.

Their tenacity demonstrates a deep faith in Ethereum’s future and the larger market for digital assets.

Even if the early fervor surrounding BTC ETFs has subsided a little, slowing spot ETF inflows, their incorporation into bigger macroeconomic funds may be the catalyst for future development.

It’s anticipated that this process will require some time, though. With significant year-end expectations of $150,000 for Bitcoin and $8,000 for Ethereum, Standard Chartered reaffirms its belief in the cryptocurrency market.

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