SEC apparently approved Ether ETF as VanEck’s listed by DTCC

abdelaziz Fathi

Amid increasing speculation about the possible approval of a spot Ether (ETH) exchange-traded fund (ETF) in the United States, global investment manager VanEck’s ETF has been listed by the Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation (DTCC) under the ticker symbol “ETHV.”

Ethereum coin on microscheme

The DTCC, a key American financial market infrastructure provider, offers clearing, settlement, and transaction reporting services to market participants. A listing on the DTCC is considered an essential step before receiving final approval from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Currently, VanEck’s ETF is designated as inactive on the DTCC website, meaning it cannot be processed until it obtains the necessary regulatory approvals. Notably, VanEck is not the first to list a spot ETH ETF with the DTCC; Franklin Templeton’s spot ETH ETF was listed on the platform a month ago.

The DTCC’s list includes both active ETFs that can be processed and those that are inactive, awaiting necessary regulatory clearances.

Additionally, reports indicate that SEC officials have contacted Nasdaq, the Chicago Board Options Exchange, and the New York Stock Exchange to update and amend existing spot Ether ETF applications.

May 23 is the final deadline for the SEC’s decision on VanEck’s spot Ether ETF application. Speculation had previously leaned towards a probable denial of spot ETH ETFs, but the SEC’s recent actions have shifted perceptions.

Moreover, applicants have made key revisions to their proposals, removing staking rewards to address concerns from the SEC. Unlike Bitcoin, Ethereum’s proof-of-stake consensus protocol allows users to stake their assets on the network, contributing to its security in return for a yield, currently around 3%.

Before Bloomberg ETF analysts Eric Balchunas and James Seyffart dramatically increased their odds of spot Ethereum ETF approvals from 25% to 75% on Monday, Ark Invest revised its application last week by removing the staking component. Following suit, Fidelity amended its S-1 registration statement on Tuesday, and Grayscale updated its preliminary proxy statement, eliminating all references to staking or staking rewards. Initially, these filings had proposed that a portion of ether could be staked with providers via the funds.

The updated filings likely address the SEC’s concerns about staking cryptocurrencies. For example, the SEC sued Coinbase in June 2023 for offering staking services, claiming it violated securities laws.

The SEC has key deadlines on Thursday and Friday to decide whether to approve the applications for spot Ethereum ETFs submitted by VanEck and Ark Invest, respectively.

Read this next

blockdag

BlockDAG Transforms Crypto Mining with X1 Beta App Launch, Raises $49.2M in Presale; SEI & BONK Developments

Uncover BlockDAG’s X1 app beta launch, reshaping mobile mining and propelling its presale to $49.2M, eclipsing BONK and SEI.

Digital Assets

Joe Biden’s campaign explores crypto donations via Coinbase

U.S. President Joe Biden’s campaign is in discussions with cryptocurrency industry players about accepting crypto donations through Coinbase Commerce, sources familiar with the matter told The Block.

Chainwire

VGX Foundation and Honeyland Partner to Offer VGX Rewards for Players

The VGX Foundation has announced a partnership with popular web3 game Honeyland, offering rewards utilizing the VGX token for their players.

Digital Assets

Terraform and Do Kwon fined $4.5 billion to settle with SEC

Terraform Labs and its co-founder Do Kwon have reached a final settlement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regarding a fraud case, according to a court filing on Wednesday.

Retail FX

Dukascopy broadens CFD offering with Italian stocks

Switzerland’s forex bank and broker, Dukascopy has just expanded its offering to include Italian stocks and the Italy 40 Index. The new additions allow clients to access a broader range of investment opportunities in the Italian market.

Fundamental Analysis, Market News, Tech and Fundamental

Global FX Market Summary: Federal Reserve Monetary Policy, US Inflation,Eurozone June 12 ,2024

The Fed meets today to decide on interest rates. A dovish shift (keeping rates steady or hinting at cuts) is expected, weakening the US dollar and potentially boosting gold prices.

blockdag

BlockDAG Leads CoinSniper Ranking as Presale Surges to $49.2M While Cardano Shows Resilience & ApeCoin Surges

Explore BlockDAG’s #1 ranking on CoinSniper listing as presale booms to $49.2M. More on ADA’s resilience & ApeCoin’s surge.

Market News, Tech and Fundamental, Technical Analysis

Gold Technical Analysis Report 12 June, 2024

Gold can be expected to rise further toward the next resistance level 2385.00, which stopped the previous minor correction B at the start of June.

<