The SEC has delayed its choice on the ARK 21Shares Bitcoin ETF choice to early 2024.
Additionally delayed is the International X Bitcoin Belief software.
Analysts count on the regulator to delay different proposals amid the probability of a US authorities shutdown.
The Securities and Alternate Fee (SEC) has but once more delayed a call on the ARK 21Shares Bitcoin ETF software, pushing this to early 2024. The SEC additionally delayed the International X Bitcoin Belief software to November 21.
Information of the delays has elicited varied reactions from the crypto trade, with many observing that the regulator will now probably delay all the opposite purposes to subsequent yr. Bloomberg ETF analyst James Seyffart shared information of the SEC’s choice on X.
UPDATE: Wow. The SEC simply got here out SUPER early and delayed the @ARKInvest / @21Shares #Bitcoin ETF submitting. This factor wasn’t due for a call till Nov 11.
Additionally delaying the @GlobalXETFs software which was due Oct 7. pic.twitter.com/7DiBq1h4Ef
— James Seyffart (@JSeyff) September 26, 2023
Different spot ETF purposes might be delayed
In a submitting detailing the delay, the SEC notes that it wants “ample time to think about the proposed rule change.”
However what’s notable concerning the Fee’s motion is that the choice to delay has come a lot sooner than anticipated – this was not due till November 11. A bunch of different proposals, together with these of BlackRock and Constancy had been due for a call in mid-October, and the company’s transfer seems to recommend they might postpone these too.
“This may increasingly put the hammer down for any hopes of an ETF approval this yr? In the event that they went on Ark/21 shares already, we might even see delays on all the opposite filings in the present day too? BlackRock, Bitwise, VanEck, Invesco, Wisdomtree, Constancy & Valkyrie [were] all due in mid Oct,” Seyffart opined in a submit on X.
A looming US authorities shutdown makes the probability of this situation unfolding extremely potential. It’s one of many issues SEC Chair Gary Gensler might need to elaborate on when he seems earlier than the Home Committee on Monetary Companies later in the present day.
No spot Bitcoin ETF but
The SEC’s discover got here a couple of hours after a bunch of US lawmakers urged the regulator to “instantly” permit a spot bitcoin ETF. It follows final month’s delay on all of the spot bitcoin ETF proposals, and a US courtroom’s choice quashing the regulator’s rejection of the Grayscale Investments’ software to transform its Bitcoin Belief (GBTC) fund to a spot bitcoin ETF.
As CoinJournal highlighted right here, August’s choice by the US Court docket of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit granted Grayscale’s petition for a assessment, with the SEC ordered to rethink Grayscale’s software. SEC had 45 days to hunt an “en banc” enchantment, which places the deadline for such a transfer to October 13.