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Spot Bitcoin ETFs could see approvals by 2023: Bloomberg Intelligence

Michael Bellusci - CoinDesk
2022-03-24 15:11
Spot Bitcoin ETFs could start to garner some approvals by mid-2023 given a proposed SEC rule change that redefines exchanges, Bloomberg Intelligence analysts James Seyffart and Eric Balchunas wrote in a post to clients on Thursday.
  • “Expanding the definition of an exchange could eliminate the agency’s primary objection to the products by bringing cryptocurrency platforms under the SEC’s regulatory framework,” Seyffart and Balchunas wrote.
  • “Once crypto exchanges are compliant, the SEC’s primary reason for denying spot Bitcoin ETFs would no longer be valid, likely clearing the way for approval,” they added.
  • The two expect the change to be finalized sometime between November of this year and May of 2023.
  • Meanwhile, the SEC has continued to deny or extend reviews on all the U.S. spot bitcoin ETFs applications that have been submitted to it, citing concerns about protecting investors.
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