All eyes are on the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as the deadline for approving several spot Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) applications approaches. The SEC has until Nov. 17 to decide on these filings, and the crypto market is watching closely, as we have only two days left.
Last week, BTC rallied to $37,000 as optimism grew around the potential for ETF approval. However, the price pulled back to $35,000 yesterday as impatience set in among traders.
According to Bloomberg’s senior ETF strategist James Seyffart, the SEC could further delay their decision. Despite potential delays, Seyffart remains confident in eventual approval, stating a “90% probability for 19b-4 approval by Jan. 10, 2024.”
While the crypto community eagerly awaits the SEC’s verdict, some concerns have been raised about the impacts ETF approval could have. Asset management giant BlackRock submitted a letter highlighting risks related to volatility in stablecoins.
They argue that stability issues in stablecoins like those seen during this year’s FTX collapse could cause significant fluctuations in Bitcoin’s price. So, while BlackRock sees potential in Bitcoin ETFs, they urge the SEC to exercise caution.
Nevertheless, 12 spot Bitcoin ETF applications are pending before the SEC. While approval during this window is not guaranteed, some analysts remain optimistic about eventual approval based on recent updates to certain filings.
For example, Ark Invest and 21Shares submitted amended S-1 forms that incorporated changes the SEC requested around brokerage relationships and custodial rules. These modifications indicate the applicants are actively working with the SEC to assuage any remaining concerns.
While delays are possible, many analysts like Seyffart remain confident the SEC will approve these filings by early next year, if not by the November deadline. Launching spot Bitcoin ETFs would provide convenient exposure to Bitcoin for retail and institutional investors.
That said, the odds are still stacked against SEC approval of the Bitcoin ETFs in this timeframe, especially given how close it is to the cutoff on Friday.
BTCETF rides the wave of Bitcoin ETF optimism
One project is already capitalizing on momentum as optimism builds around SEC approval of Bitcoin ETFs. BTCETF token (BTCETF) has raised over $670,000 over a week of its presale launch amidst the ETF excitement.
The token provides direct exposure to the milestone events around SEC approval and the launch of Bitcoin ETF products.
Here are BTCETF features:
- The project ties its tokenomics directly to the Bitcoin ETF approval process. As key milestones are hit, a portion of BTCETF’s total supply is burnt.
- Five milestones are set, which will each trigger a 5% token burn, destroying 25% of the supply as Bitcoin ETFs launch.
- Milestones include SEC approval, ETF product launches, $1 billion in ETF assets under management, and Bitcoin hitting $100k.
- BTCETF keeps holders up-to-date on the latest Bitcoin ETF developments through its news feed and social channels.
By aligning itself with the widely expected SEC approval of Bitcoin ETFs, investors believe BTCETF can rally as the first physically-backed Bitcoin ETFs launch in the U.S.
Interest in BTCETF may be attributed to its strategy of capitalizing on the current narrative while incentivizing holding. The project’s community-driven approach has garnered significant support during its ongoing presale.
The recent fraudulent XRP ETF filing exposed the surging interest in crypto ETFs. This signals what may be ahead for Bitcoin and Ethereum (ETH). As the first viable crypto ETFs emerge, BTCETF may benefit from the trend.
For more details on the BTCETF roadmap, tokenomics, and developing ETF landscape, visit their website and whitepaper.
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