Yet another journey to launch a bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) has begun.
According to a published notice, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has begun reviewing a proposed rule change for a bitcoin ETF filed by NYSE Arca and Bitwise. The Commission now has 45 days from the date of publication to make a final decision on whether to approve, reject or extend the rule change. Should the SEC require more time to review the proposal, it can extend the review period up to 90 days, once it gives reasons for the delay.
Bitwise Asset Management and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Arca had announced plans to launch a physically held bitcoin ETF earlier this year.
The fund, dubbed the “Bitwise Bitcoin ETF Trust,” was filed with the SEC in January, along with the rule change proposal. If approved, the shares will be…