Bitwise Asset Management and the NYSE Arca exchange have announced that they intend to re-apply for the launch of a traded exchange-traded fund (ETF) for bitcoin “as soon as possible.”
In a press release, the companies emphasized that while the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rejected their previous bid, Bitwise and NYSE Arca are seeing tremendous progress:
“We greatly appreciate the thorough SEC analysis. The detailed analysis of the application that they submitted in the refusal provides all the necessary context and indicates a clear path that must be taken for the Commission to approve the application. We look forward to continuing our productive engagement with the SEC to resolve the remaining issues and intend to resubmit the application as soon as possible. ”
Recently, the head of research at Bitwise, Matt Hougan, said that their application for the launch of an ETF for bitcoin, which arrived at the SEC in January this year, will be approved in the near future.
“Unfortunately, we were not able to satisfy the SEC requirements within the period of 240 days that is given for such applications. The commission needs more data and time to understand our arguments. We are pleased with the progress that the industry has shown, and we believe that after further research and development of the industry, the SEC will be satisfied, ”the press release said.
In early September, Chairman of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Jay Clayton said that although significant steps had been taken towards launching ETFs on bitcoin, “there is still work left to be done.”