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Spot Bitcoin ETF Approval Could Come ‘This Week’ – Nate Geraci

Jai Pratap
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President of advisory firm The ETF Store, Nate Geraci, thinks that the long-awaited approval for a spot Bitcoin ETF could come this week.

Bitcoin has experienced an impressive 40% surge over the past month fueled by heightened anticipation of regulatory approval of a spot Bitcoin ETF.

Recent speculation has intensified, hinting that the SEC might be poised to make a significant announcement regarding applications from major asset managers, including industry giants BlackRock and Fidelity.

This speculation has gained momentum following the conclusion of a rebuttal period this week, a crucial development after a delay in September.

SEC Might Take Advantage of Short Window

As reported earlier, Bloomberg analysts are saying that there is a significant chance that approvals could start coming in by early January, but they also noted that a window has since opened up until Nov. 17 for a potential approval.

Nate Geraci highlighted the possibility that the SEC might take advantage of a short window for issuing 19b-4 approval orders.

These orders could potentially set the stage for batching up all existing spot Bitcoin ETF filings, leading to a simultaneous launch.

Geraci emphasized that if approvals are granted, they would likely be for 19b-4 filings, enabling rule changes that facilitate the listing and trading of spot Bitcoin ETFs on exchanges.

Bloomberg’s James Seyffart and Eric Balchunas said that there is a 90% chance of Bitcoin ETF approval by January.

Despite the SEC’s prior approvals of ETFs based on futures, the awaited decision on a spot Bitcoin ETF could signify a significant milestone in the cryptocurrency market.

Bitcoin’s current price, standing at $36,967 according to CoinMarketCap, reflects a remarkable 105% surge over the past year.