Grayscale Investments has reportedly made a second request for an exchange-traded fund (ETF) focused on Ethereum futures. This ETF aims to track the value of Ethereum Futures contracts.
The investment firm had previously applied for an Ethereum futures ETF. However, there is a noticeable difference in how this application was filed.
According to a recent report, Grayscale has submitted a new ETF application to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
However, it is worth noting that this particular application was lodged under the Securities Act of 1933. This act serves as the regulatory framework for filing commodities and specifically pertains to Bitcoin ETFs.
In the realm of financial markets, Grayscale has recently submitted its Ethereum Futures ETF application. This filing falls under the purview of the Investment Company Act of 1940.
Multiple other entities have utilized this regulatory framework for securities-based ETFs. The reason Grayscale filed a separate application under a different act remains uncertain.
However, it is worth noting that Bitcoin futures ETFs have successfully obtained registration and approval under both shows.
Furthermore, This suggests that Grayscale’s approach may be an attempt to increase the chances of approval. As of now, Ethereum’s price stands at $1,639.
Ethereum Futures ETF Approval Progress
On August 18, it was reported that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) was progressing. They’re working on approving Ethereum futures-based exchange-traded funds (ETFs).
The SEC has received six applications and appears to be favoring their advancement. Trusted sources suggest that authorities could approve this product in October.
Several companies seek approval, such as Ether Strategy ETF and Bitwise Ethereum Strategy ETF. Roundhill Ether Strategy ETF and VanEck’s Ethereum Strategy ETF are also in the approval process.
ProShares Short Ether Strategy ETF and the Grayscale Ethereum Futures ETF also pursue regulatory clearance. These companies aim to launch Ethereum-focused exchange-traded funds.
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However, the SEC has yet to provide any comments regarding the matter. Furthermore, it remains uncertain which firms will be granted the first approvals.