The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rejected the proposal from the Cboe BZX Exchange to list the VanEck bitcoin (EXANTE: Bitcoin) spot exchange traded fund (ETF). The regulator said in its letter that it did not find that the application is consistent with the requirements of the Exchange Act.
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The SEC also says that Cboe offers "no limiting principle," under which the regulator would be required to approve the listing and trading "of any ETP that arguably presents marginally less risk to investors than a direct investment in the underlying asset or in an OTC-traded product."
The move comes after the SEC gave green light to two bitcoin futures ETFs: the ProShares Bitcoin Strategy ETF (BITO) and the Valkyrie Bitcoin Strategy ETF (BTF). As iHodl earlier reported, the SEC extended the deadline for a verdict on Valkyrie's proposed bitcoin spot ETF to January 7, 2022. The regulator said it needs a longer period within which to approve the proposed rule change, disapprove the proposed rule change.
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