Former SEC Chief Predicts Inevitable Trading Of Ethereum Spot ETFs In US; Market-Data Provider Draws Parallels With Bitcoin's Post-ETF Success

Former SEC Chair Jay Clayton, noted that trading of Ethereum ETH/USD spot ETFs in the U.S. was a foregone conclusion. 

What Happened: In an interview with CNBC, Clayon dissected the approval process for the investment avenues. 

“There's the listing approval, which is what happened yesterday [on May 23rd], and then there's the approval of the product itself, which is still pending,” the ex-SEC chief explained.

“I think it’s inevitable,” Clayton responded to a query from the interviewer regarding the possibility of trading Ethereum ETFs. "The question that was decided [on May 23rd], to speak technically, is that this market is efficacious enough for this product to be listed on the exchange, but there are other questions out there."

Why It Matters: The former SEC Chair’s words are reminiscent of his prediction earlier this year when he deemed Bitcoin BTC/USD spot ETF approvals "inevitable," two days before the eventual listing. 

The SEC approved spot Ether ETFs last week, giving a significant boost to the effort to mainstream the second-largest cryptocurrency in the United States.

Drawing parallels with Bitcoin's trajectory post its ETF approval, cryptocurrency market researcher Kaiko anticipated a similar infusion of bullish strength into Ether. 

Price Action: At the time of writing, ETH was trading at $3,846.29, down 1.62% in the last 24 hours, according to data from Benzinga Pro

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