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Approval of SEC for Spot Bitcoin ETF is Hopeful for Future

Key Takeaways
  • Coinbase's legal officer is hopeful the SEC will approve a Bitcoin ETF
  • Big financial companies are interested in launching this ETF
  • Recent regulatory changes make it more likely that the Spot Bitcoin ETF will get approval
21-Oct-2023 By: Simran Mishra
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SEC Nears Decision on Spot Bitcoin ETF 

There's a lot of excitement in the finance world as the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is getting ready to decide on a new kind of Bitcoin fund called Spot Bitcoin Exchange Traded Fund (ETF). Coinbase, a big name in the crypto world, is hopeful that the SEC will say yes to this.

Positive Words from Coinbase with Confidence

Coinbase’s Chief Legal Officer, Paul Grewal, in a recent interview with CNBC, expressed optimism about the approval of a Spot Bitcoin ETF by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Grewal, echoing a positive sentiment within the industry, stated that he is "quite hopeful" that these ETF applications will be approved, emphasizing that they "should be granted under the law."

As Paul Grewal, a representative from Coinbase, recently shared his hopeful thoughts during an interview with CNBC. He's not the only one feeling positive. Big finance names like Mike Novogratz and JP Morgan have also shared good vibes earlier this week. Many believe that this new Bitcoin fund is not only coming but coming soon.

In 2023, lots of people have been talking about this new Bitcoin fund. When big investment companies like Fidelity and BlackRock showed interest and applied to start this fund, many others followed. This made many believe that the new fund is close to becoming a reality in the U.S.

Regulatory Hurdles and Industry Resilience

The digital asset sector has encountered regulatory challenges, but there's a shift in the current attitude. Grewal's statement reflects the widespread belief that ETF applications should be approved based on the law. While Coinbase has had legal disputes with the SEC, it has mostly come out on top, boosting confidence in the crypto industry.

Recent developments, like the SEC's recent court loss to Grayscale, prompted a re-evaluation of Grayscale's application. And this has brought attention to the evolving regulatory environment in the world of cryptocurrency. Initially, the SEC rejected Grayscale's application, but this decision was later overturned, indicating a noteworthy shift towards a more favorable regulatory approach to cryptocurrencies.

While the SEC hasn't given the green light for a Bitcoin ETF just yet, many important figures in the industry are increasingly confident it will happen. This pending SEC decision isn't just about regulations; it reflects the changing relationship between traditional finance and the rapidly growing cryptocurrency world.

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