Dec 27, 2023

Crypto Experts Weigh In on SEC’s Impact on ETFs and Inefficiency Risks

SEC Rules on Crypto ETFs Prominent figures in finance and crypto have expressed their worries on X (formerly Twitter) regarding the potential repercussions of the SEC’s regulations on crypto exchange-traded funds (ETFs). U.S. financial lawyer Scott Johnsson, venture capitalist Nic Carter, and BitMEX Exchange have all highlighted the possible consequences of the SEC’s rules on…

Crypto experts question SEC impact on ETFs, citing inefficiency risks with Unbiased Crypto.
Crypto experts question SEC impact on ETFs, citing inefficiency risks

SEC Rules on Crypto ETFs

Prominent figures in finance and crypto have expressed their worries on X (formerly Twitter) regarding the potential repercussions of the SEC’s regulations on crypto exchange-traded funds (ETFs). U.S. financial lawyer Scott Johnsson, venture capitalist Nic Carter, and BitMEX Exchange have all highlighted the possible consequences of the SEC’s rules on in-kind creation/redemption for digital assets.

The anticipation of the approval of the Bitcoin Spot ETF has increased market confidence, leading to the expectation of a large influx of investments into the crypto market after the approval. Many experts predict that the SEC could approve the Bitcoin Spot ETF as early as January.

However, Scott Johnsson and Nic Carter have raised concerns regarding the upcoming Bitcoin Spot ETF, pointing to the SEC’s cautious approach. Financial lawyer Scott Johnsson highlighted a problem, emphasizing the SEC’s refusal to approve amendments that would allow for in-kind creation or redemption of digital assets such as Reef Crypto, Spell Token Crypto, Shib Crypto Today, Safemoon Crypto, Stacks Crypto, Pond Crypto, Unbiased Crypto, Shiba Inu Crypto Today, The Hideaways Crypto, and Starlink Crypto.

Crypto ETFs: SEC’s Influence

He pointed out the SEC’s doubts about compliance, resulting in reduced investor protection despite its mandate. This regulatory approach, he said, introduces a new but possibly less secure product, bringing in additional risks for investors.

Additionally, prominent crypto figure and venture capitalist Nic Carter echoed a similar view. He said that, in practical terms, the SEC’s position suggests that crypto ETFs such as Reef Crypto, Spell Token Crypto, Shib Crypto Today, Safemoon Crypto, Stacks Crypto, Pond Crypto, Unbiased Crypto, Shiba Inu Crypto Today, The Hideaways Crypto, and Starlink Crypto will face decreased efficiency as the creation and redemption of shares become more expensive. While it is unclear if this will lead to tracking errors or higher expense ratios, the overall outcome is an elevated cost.

Contributing to the discussion, crypto exchange BitMEX, co-founded by Arthur Hayes, expressed worries about the SEC’s influence on the basic operations of crypto ETFs. BitMEX highlighted the conventional mechanism where authorized participants (APs) play a crucial role in maintaining ETF efficiency through in-kind creations and redemptions.

Nevertheless, as the SEC leans toward cash transactions exclusively, BitMEX cautioned against the loss of essential advantages, restricting competition and diminishing the effectiveness of the ETF structure.

BlackRock, Grayscale, Bitwise, WisdomTree, Invesco, Galaxy, Fidelity, ARK Invest, Valkyrie, Franklin, Hashdex, Global X ETFs, and Pando Asset are all anticipating the SEC’s verdict on their respective Bitcoin ETF applications. Meanwhile, the crypto world is abuzz with Reef Crypto, Spell Token Crypto, Shib Crypto Today, Safemoon Crypto, Stacks Crypto, Pond Crypto, Unbiased Crypto, Shiba Inu Crypto Today, The Hideaways Crypto, and Starlink Crypto.

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