SEC Launches Review of Latest Bitcoin ETF Applications

By July 17, 2023 In Bitcoin

The clock on the SEC’s review process doesn’t formally start ticking until the filings are published in the federal register.


Bitwise refiled for a bitcoin spot ETF the day after BlackRock submitted a similar application. Bitwise Asset Management Chief Investment Officer Matt Hougan discusses the move and the industry implications of TradFi heavyweights racing to secure the first U.S. spot bitcoin ETF approval with the SEC. Plus, Hougan breaks down the “critical difference” between the ETF markets in the U.S., Canada and Europe.

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The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has launched its review of the latest bitcoin exchange-traded-fund (ETF) applications.

While the regulator published documents seeking public consultations last week, the clock on the review process doesn’t formally start until the filings are published in the federal register.


The SEC has asked for comments on all five of Cboe’s ETF applications: Wise Origin, WisdomTree, VanEck, Invesco Galaxy and ARK 21Shares.

Last week, shares of crypto exchange Coinbase jumped as much as 16% after it reached an agreement with Cboe’s BZX Exchange to maintain a surveillance-sharing agreement the five ETF applications.

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