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US SEC delays its decision on Valkyrie Bitcoin ETF. - Chaintimes.com


chaintimes.com 23 June 2021 09:09, UTC
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The US SEC has delayed its decision on a Bitcoin ETF filing by Texas-based family investment fund Valkyrie Digital Assets back in January this year after receiving comments on the proposed rule change regarding the new fund. The financial regulator has continued to delayits decision on a BTC ETF as the crypto community continues to wait. According to an official Tuesday filing by the SEC, the commission has found that it was appropriate to designate a longer period to take action on the proposed rule change regarding the Bitcoin ETF. 

The SEC extends the review period for the ETF by 45 days.

Valkyrie initially filed its application for the Valkyrie Bitcoin Trust on the New York Stock Exchange this January. The SEC noted that it had received comments on the fund that were published in May 2021. The financial regulator said that it is extending the review period for the ETF by 45 days, rescheduling the decision for Aug. 10. The new regulatory delay comes right after the SEC delayed approval for another major Bitcoin ETF- extending the review period for VanEck’s BTC ETF for the second time this year. 

VanEck submits a Bitcoin Strategy Fund application with the SEC. 

Investment management firm VanEck has filed yet another application with the U.S. SEC, this time for a Bitcoin Strategy Fund – a bitcoin futures mutual fund. Bitcoin Strategy Fund offers investment in bitcoin futures contracts in addition to pooled investment vehicles and exchange-traded products with exposure to the cryptocurrency. VanEck emphasized that this fund does not invest in bitcoin directly. According to the filing with SEC, the proposed fund will invest in “certain” bitcoin futures through a subsidiary of the fund that falls under the laws of the Cayman Islands.


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