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SEC Delays 4 Bitcoin ETF Deadlines — Regulator 'Finds It Appropriate to Designate a Longer Period of Time'

On Friday, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has delayed four bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETF) deadlines for another 45 days. The regulator noted that it takes more time for the entity to make decisions on ETF applications.

Global X, Kryptoin, Valkyrie, Wisdomtree Bitcoin ETF Deadlines Extended

The Kryptoin Bitcoin ETF, Global X Bitcoin Trust, Valkyrie XBTO Bitcoin Futures Fund, and Wisdomtree Bitcoin Trust have all been delayed according to the latest SEC filing. “The 45th day after publication of the notice for this proposed rule change is October 24, 2021,” the U.S. regulator’s filing details. Although there have been many bitcoin ETFs that have been filed in the U.S., none of them have been approved by the SEC.

The SEC filing was made public by J. Matthew DeLesDernier, the regulator’s assistant secretary. DeLesDernier explains that “the Commission considers it appropriate to give the regulator a longer time period in which to act on the proposed change to ensure that it has enough time to review the rule change and to make any comments.” The regulator added:

Accordingly, pursuant to Section 19(b)(2) of the Act, Commission designates December 8, 2021, as the date by which the Commission shall either approve or disapprove, or institute proceedings to determine whether to disapprove, the proposed rule change, as modified by Amendment No. 1 (File Number. SR-Nasdaq-2021-066).

Speculators Expected a Bitcoin ETF Approval by the End of October

Speculators believed that a bitcoin ETF could be approved this year. Eric Balchunas, a Bloomberg analyst, stated that he believes an ETF will be approved before the end of October. Balchunas suggested that the Proshares Bitcoin ETF could be the most likely candidate.

“New note out today from James Seyffart [on] how the Ether ETF withdrawals add to the likelihood that a bitcoin futures ETF will be launched by end of October with Proshares as favorite, [although] it could (and arguably should) be a group to avoid first-mover advantage,” Balchunas said. The Bloomberg analyst added

We think ether withdrawal shows SEC has a nose in this [right now] and is in [regular] contact with issuers which should mean any kinks ironed out so that they can launch 75 days after filing. Further, ProFunds’ bitcoin MF was launched 77 days after filing. These are [the] the same thing.

The four bitcoin ETFs, which were delayed Friday, will need to wait for a few weeks. The SEC filing states that the Commission will either approve or disapprove of the rule change proposed, or initiate proceedings to determine if the rule change should not be approved.

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BTC slips amid poor debut for Hong Kong spot ETFs

Bitcoin fell to under $62,000 after spiking past $64,700 earlier as Hong Kong spot Bitcoin and Ethereum ETFs began trading. Data showed trading volumes hit just over $11 million, against expectations of over $3oo million. Bitcoin price fell below $62,000 again amid market reaction to less than encouraging numbers from the first day of trading…


  • Bitcoin fell to under $62,000 after spiking past $64,700 earlier as Hong Kong spot Bitcoin and Ethereum ETFs began trading.
  • Data showed trading volumes hit just over $11 million, against expectations of over $3oo million.

Bitcoin price fell below $62,000 again amid market reaction to less than encouraging numbers from the first day of trading for much hyped spot Bitcoin and Ethereum ETFs in Hong Kong.

BTC was down about 1.4% at the time of writing, having touched lows of $61,587 across major crypto exchanges.

The benchmark cryptocurrency, which has struggled to reclaim key levels since its recent halving event, was seeing a 24-hour trading volume of $28.4 billion.

Bitcoin price and Hong Kong spot ETFs debut

Earlier, Bitcoin price surged to above $64,000 as the six spot Bitcoin and spot Ethereum ETFs went live in Hong Kong.

The flagship cryptocurrency rose to over $64,727 on US-based crypto exchange Coinbase. BTC also soared after reports Hong Kong approved the listing of the ETFs.

NEW: 🇭🇰 Opening ceremony of Hong Kong spot #Bitcoin ETFs 👏 pic.twitter.com/ux1eb5PqRn

— Bitcoin Magazine (@BitcoinMagazine) April 30, 2024

However, as data streamed in showing disappointing trading volumes and inflows, Bitcoin price took a hit. According to details of the six ETFs’s debut day, total trading volume reached just $11 million, not impressive given projections were much higher at over $300 million.

Bitcoin ETFs saw about $8.5 million while Ethereum ETFs recorded just $2.5 million on the first day. Ethereum price fell to $3,040.

Notably, the figures from Hong Kong are way lower compared to those recorded amid the enthusiasm that greeted the launch of spot Bitcoin ETFs in the US in January. On their debut, the US spot BTC ETFs raked in over $4.6 billion in trading volume.

The start to trading for the ETFs has not helped BTC price and BTC could face a slide under the $60k level if sentiment flips negative. On the upside, resistance at $65k remains critical and a breakout could see the bellwether digital asset soar towards its recent peak.


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