Gary Gensler: Ethereum Spot ETFs Could Start Trading By The End Of Summer

Zinger Key Points
  • Gensler indicated that the ETH spot ETF registration process is progressing smoothly and could conclude by late August.
  • Approval of the ETH spot ETF would provide investors exposure to Ethereum without directly holding the asset.

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Gary Gensler has indicated that the approval process for the highly anticipated Ethereum ETH/USD spot ETF may be completed by the end of this summer.

What Happened: “Individual issuers are still working through the registration process that’s working smoothly, and I envision sometime over the course of the summer…” Gensler told Senator Bill Hagerty.

The summer period in the United States typically spans from June to August, suggesting that the approval could come as soon as late August.

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The potential approval of spot Ethereum ETFs represents a crucial milestone for the cryptocurrency market, offering investors a new avenue to gain exposure to Ethereum without directly holding the asset. It expected to attract significant institutional investment and potentially increase market stability, following in the footsteps of Bitcoin spot ETFs, which have already made substantial impacts on the market.

Industry analysts believe that the introduction of an Ethereum spot ETF could further legitimize digital assets in the eyes of mainstream investors and regulatory bodies.

What’s Next: The upcoming Benzinga Future of Digital Assets event on Nov. 19 will provide an ideal platform for industry leaders and experts to discuss the implications of such regulatory advancements.

Attendees will explore how the approval of the ETH spot ETF could shape the future of digital finance and investment strategies.

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