Exchanges seeking to list shares of Ether Spot exchange-traded funds (ETFs) face new regulatory pressure. According to sources close to the situation, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has requested an expedited update of 19b-4 filings. According to CoinDesk, this move suggests that the SEC may be preparing to approve these requests ahead of a crucial deadline approaching this Thursday.

At the time of publication, the price of ETH was quoted at US$3,515.86, up 14% in the last 24 hours.

Still, this does not guarantee the authorization of ETFs. For products to be marketable, S-1 applications must also be approved. A source familiar with the process explained that the SEC does not have a set deadline for approving S-1 documents, which adds a layer of uncertainty to the process.

Currently, demand for cryptocurrency-based investment products is growing as investors seek regulated and safe ways to gain exposure to the cryptoasset market. The approval of Ether Spot ETFs represents a potential milestone for the sector, as it would facilitate the entry of institutional capital into the ETH market, increasing its liquidity and potentially stabilizing its volatility.

However, the SEC has demonstrated caution and a meticulous approach in authorizing cryptocurrency-based financial products. The process involves rigorous review to ensure that these products meet all regulatory requirements and provide adequate protection to investors.


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