ThecoinrepublicNewsEthereum ETF May Face Rejection By The...









Ethereum ETF May Face Rejection By The SEC; Says Jan Van Eck

Jan Van Eck, the CEO of VanEck, is unsure about the Ethereum ETF approval by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).   

After the approval of Bitcoin ETFs, the crypto world is eagerly awaiting Ethereum ETF’s approval, which is scheduled for May 23 and May 24. VanEck, alongside Cathie Wood’s ARK Invest, was the early bird to file for the ETF and is currently waiting for the final decision. Inactiveness of the SEC regarding the roster of pending Ether ETFs indicating disapproval.

What‘s Going On In Jan Van Eck’s Mind?

In an interview with CNBC on April 9, Van Eck expressed his viewpoints on the upcoming spot Ethereum ETF, scheduled for May 23 and 24. 

According to him, the ETF application will probably be rejected by the SEC.   

VanEck, ARK Invest, and Hashdex are the first three firms that applied for the Ethereum ETF. Other players that are awaiting approval include Grayscale, Invesco Galaxy, iShares, and Fidelity.

Lack of feedback and communication from the SEC’s side are emerging as major reasons behind the same.  

According to Van Eck, the regulatory process the SEC has been taking with the Ethereum ETF is different in contrast with the approval of spot Bitcoin ETFs. The SEC showcased activeness as well as high-level engagement with the issuers during the Bitcoin ETF approval process by providing feedback and sharing information with the public.

When it comes to Ethereum ETF, a lack of feedback & engagement has been one of the main criticisms for the regulator.

Jean-Marie Mognetti, CoinShares’s CEO also feels the same, told CNBC, “I don’t see anything being approved this side of the year.”

In addition to this, several other commentators including Senior Bloomberg ETF analyst Eric Balchunas also experienced the ongoing “radio silence” between fund issuers and regulators as a major reason for the rejection of May ETF approval. 

Furthermore, Balchunas once predicted a 70% chance of ETF approval changed the statement, and revised his odds to 35%. Balchunas took to the X to share the same.  


Moreover, James Seyffart, ETF analyst supported the statement and questioned the commission’s inactivity. “The absence of comments or communication from the SEC is concerning”, said Seyffart. A roster of seven pending applications for spot Ether ETFs strengthens the statements.

Ethereum And ETF

Spot Ethereum ETF tracks the actual value of the asset by holding the actual cryptocurrency in reserves, offering investors exposure to the asset without actually buying the asset. 

Ethereum (ETH), the biggest rival of Bitcoin is trading at $3,519.06 after a drop of 2.89% in 24 hours and has a market cap of $422,630,894,132. The 24-hour volume is $15,894,498,762. 

The total supply of ETH is 120,070,188 ETH and a circulating supply of 120,070,188 ETH.      


The contents of this page are intended for general informational purposes and do not constitute financial, investment, or any other form of advice. Investing in or trading crypto assets carries the risk of financial loss. The forecasted data (also called “price prediction”) on this page are subject to change without notice and are not guaranteed to be accurate.

Our Newsletter

Subscribe to our newsletter to get the latest news and promotions.

Adarsh Singh
Adarsh Singh
Adarsh ​​Singh is a true connoisseur of Defi and Blockchain technologies, who left his job at a “Big 4” multinational finance firm to pursue crypto and NFT trading full-time. He has a strong background in finance, with MBA from a prestigious B-school. He delves deep into these innovative fields, unraveling their intricacies. Uncovering hidden gems, be it coins, tokens or NFTs, is his expertise. NFTs drive deep interest for him, and his creative analysis of NFTs opens up engaging narratives. He strives to bring decentralized digital assets accessible to the masses.

Related News

Crypto Regulation
Maxwell Mutuma

States Unite Against SEC in Crypto Regulation Power Struggle

JP Morgan
Varuni Trivedi
Hong Kong
Maxwell Mutuma

Hong Kong Expands Crypto Offerings with Inverse Bitcoin ETF

Kelvin Munene
Crypto ETF
Maxwell Mutuma

ETF Store Pres Sees Combined Crypto ETF Filing Soon

Andrew Smith

Memecoins & American Politics: How They Got Tied Together