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SEC Postpones Verdict on Invesco Galaxy Ethereum ETF Until 2024 

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In Brief

  • Cboe BZX Exchange proposed rule change for Invesco Galaxy Ethereum ETF; SEC extends deadline to February 6, 2024.
  • SEC mandates a 45-day action period for proposed rule changes; public comment on the Invesco ETF initiated November 8, 2023.
  • Extended SEC review signifies a balanced regulatory approach; February 6, 2024, decision crucial for the crypto community.
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The SEC has opted to extend the deadline to February 6, 2024, to approve or deny the application for the Invesco Galaxy Ethereum ETF.

Cboe BZX Exchange recently submitted a proposed rule change to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) concerning the listing and trading of shares for the Invesco Galaxy Ethereum ETF.

SEC Pushes Back Ethereum ETF Deadline

The proposal was published for public comment in the Federal Register on November 8, 2023. The filing states the SEC is required to take action within 45 days of the publication of notice for a proposed rule change.

This extension allows for a more thorough examination of the proposed rule change. This ensures enough time for consideration of the issues raised during the public comment period.

Read more: How To Prepare for a Bitcoin ETF: A Step-by-Step Approach

The Invesco Galaxy Ethereum ETF holds significance as its potential listing and trading on Cboe could have far-reaching implications for investors and the broader market.

However, on December 6, BeInCrypto reported that the SEC delayed its decision on Grayscale’s Ethereum ETF. The deadline for Grayscale’s product is January 25, 2024.

Other Asset Management Firms in ETH ETF Race

Interested parties can access the comments submitted during the public comment period on the SEC’s official website.

The SEC’s extended review period aims to strike a balance between fostering innovation and ensuring investor protection. February 6, 2024, marks a key date for the crypto community.

The SEC will announce its decision or institute further proceedings regarding the proposed rule change by Cboe BZX Exchange.

This comes amid recent news that the world’s largest asset manager, BlackRock, has also filed for an Ethereum ETF. On November 16, BeInCrypto reported that BlackRock filed for the Ethereum ETF with the US SEC.

However, major asset management firms such as ARK Invest and its partner 21 Shares already filed for a spot Ethereum ETF in September.

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Ciaran Lyons
Ciaran is a cryptocurrency journalist based in Sydney, Australia. He particularly enjoys writing about CBDC developments and the practical implementations of cryptocurrency in real-world scenarios. He has also appeared across major television networks in Australia including Channel Ten, Channel Nine and SBS TV. Prior to his foray into cryptocurrency, Ciaran worked as a presenter on national radio station Triple J.