The US Securities and Exchange Commission has delayed its decision on Wilshire Phoenix BTC ETF today. The company had filed an application with the SEC in January of this year to list its BTC ETF. The SEC has continued to maintain its firm stance on BTC ETFs.
Earlier, VanEck and SolidX withdrew their application for approving BTC ETF that they filed in 2018. SEC had scheduled 18th October to announce their decision on companies BTC ETF. However, VanEck announced to launch a different type of BTC ETF that they can issue exclusively to institutes, and it does not require SEC’s approval.
SEC will next announce its decision on BitWise’s BTC ETF application. There is no much hope of a different result from the SEC. Addressing regulatory issues, Bitwise released a report last week that described in details how BTC ETF would work.
The SEC so far has not approved or made a decision on any BTC ETF as they believe that the price of the cryptocurrency can be manipulated and also showed concerns regarding liquidity, financial crimes, and other issues.
SEC Chairman Jay Clayton earlier in an interview with CNBC said that some progress had been made to approve BTC ETF, but there is still work left to be done. Let us know in comments what do you think about SEC’s indecisive stand on BTC ETFs.