Ether ETFs Set for Early July Launch as SEC Reviews Nearly Done

Crypto investors may soon be able to trade Ethereum ETFs as early as July 2, thanks to faster-than-expected SEC approval.

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  • Investor optimism for Ether ETFs has grown significantly, with analysts predicting a launch by July
  • The SEC’s positive feedback on ETF applications has hinted at a potentially faster approval process.
  • Despite concerns over demand compared to Bitcoin ETFs, analysts see significant potential for Ether ETFs.

Crypto investors might get long-awaited access to Ethereum ETFs sooner than expected. Bloomberg ETF analyst Eric Balchunas has revised his previous launch estimate, predicting these exchange-traded funds could begin trading on exchanges as early as July 2.

SEC Comments Hint at Faster Ether ETF Approval

This expedited timeline hinges on the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) finalizing its review process for spot Ethereum ETF applications. According to Balchunas, the SEC provided “pretty light” comments on the S-1 filings submitted by issuers. These comments requested minor adjustments, and issuers are expected to submit their responses within a week.


"The Staff sent issuers comments on S-1s, and they're pretty light, nothing major, asking for them back in a week," explained Balchunas. "We are moving up our over/under date for the launch of spot Ether ETF to July 2 based on this development."

Balchunas further speculated that the SEC might even finalize the applications before the upcoming holiday weekend. “Anything is possible, but this is our best guess as of now,” he added.

This optimistic outlook aligns with the views of Nate Geraci, President of ETF Store. Geraci believes the minor nature of the SEC’s comments suggests the substantial groundwork is complete, eliminating the need for significant delays.

This expedited launch would be faster than what SEC Chairman Gary Gensler had previously indicated. During a Senate hearing on June 13, Gensler stated that Ethereum ETF approvals might occur over the summer, but did not provide a specific date for their trading debut.

Will Ethereum ETFs Match Bitcoin’s Popularity?

Spot Ethereum ETFs would allow investors to gain exposure to the world’s second-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization through a traditional investment vehicle. Proponents believe these instruments will improve market access for investors and accelerate institutional adoption of Ethereum, mirroring the impact of Bitcoin ETFs.


However, some concerns exist around the potential demand for Ethereum ETFs compared to their Bitcoin counterparts. The lack of staking capabilities, a feature offered by some Bitcoin ETFs, might dampen investor enthusiasm for Ethereum products. Despite this concern, Geraci argues that the potential demand for these ETFs is likely underestimated.

The final launch date remains to be seen, but the SEC’s comments and the industry’s response suggest that July could be the month when investors finally gain access to spot Ethereum ETFs. This development has the potential to significantly alter the landscape for Ethereum investment and further legitimize the cryptocurrency industry as a whole.

On the Flipside

  • While the SEC comments seem positive, unforeseen complications or revisions requested by the SEC could still delay the launch beyond July.
  • The SEC’s final approval process could still involve unforeseen regulatory hurdles not reflected in the initial comments.

Why This Matters

The potential for a July launch of spot Ethereum ETFs surpasses simply faster access for investors. A quicker-than-expected approval could signal a more welcoming regulatory environment for cryptocurrencies in the US, potentially boosting investor confidence and accelerating mainstream adoption of Ethereum and other digital assets.

If you’re interested in Bitcoin ETFs, this article discusses a recent outflow and what it might mean for the future:
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Curious about the launch of spot Ethereum ETFs? This article explores Gary Gensler’s expected timeline and their potential impact:
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Kyle Calvert

Kyle Calvert is a cryptocurrency news reporter for DailyCoin, specializing in Ripple, stablecoins, as well as price and market analysis news. Before his current role, Kyle worked as a student researcher in the cryptocurrency industry, gaining an understanding of how digital currencies work, their potential uses, and their impact on the economy and society. He completed his Masters and Honors degrees in Blockchain Technology within Esports and Business and Event management within Esports at Staffordshire University.