Happy 21st crypto ETF filed for 2021 with Kryptoin’s ‘Ethereum ETF Trust’

The Kryptoin Ethereum ETF Trust plans to issue its common shares on the Chicago Board Options Exchange’s (Cboe) BZX, and will value them based on the CF Ether-Dollar U.S. settlement price.

Delaware-based Kryptoin Investment Advisors has joined a score of other crypto ETF hopefuls by filing for an Ethereum exchange-traded fund (ETF) with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

The crypto investment firm previously tried and failed to get a Bitcoin ETF greenlit back in 2019. The firm came back with another attempt this April, filing for a Bitcoin ETF that was set for a verdict by July 27 but is still under review by the SEC.

According to an Aug. 12 filing, the “Kryptoin Ethereum ETF Trust” plans to issue its common shares on the Chicago Board Options Exchange’s (Cboe) BZX Exchange under a ticker that will be announced before the commencement of trading.

The ETF will hold Ethereum (ETH) via custodian Gemini Trust Company, LLC and will value its shares daily as determined by the CF Ether-Dollar U.S. settlement price, which is an “independently calculated value based on an aggregation of executed trade flow of major ETH spot exchanges.”

“The Trust’s investment objective is to provide exposure to Ethereum at a price that is reflective of the actual Ethereum market where investors can purchase and sell Ethereum, less the expenses of the Trust’s operations,” the filing read.

The ETF will not buy or sell ETH directly. When it sells or redeems its shares, it will do so in baskets of 100,000 shares at the Trust’s net asset value (NAV).

Kryptoin joins asset manager VanEck and New York-based Wisdom Tree investments in filing for an ETF that offers ETH exposure in 2021. According to Bloomberg ETF Research Analyst James Seyffart, there have been a total of 21 crypto ETF applications this year.

Related: VanEck takes a new approach with SEC, files for Bitcoin Strategy ETF

Eric Balchunas, senior ETF analyst at Bloomberg noted on Twitter that as Kryptoin filed for a spot Ether ETF under the 1933 securities act, it may be a while before a verdict is delivered.

SEC Chairman Gary Gensler suggested earlier this month that he may be open to approving ETFs exposed to regulated futures contracts under the Investment Company Act of 1940.

“When combined with the other federal securities laws, the ’40 Act provides significant investor protections,” he said.

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Cathie Wood’s Ark Invest teams up with 21Shares to file for Bitcoin ETF

Wood recently asserted the crypto downtrend has improved the chances of a Bitcoin ETF securing regulatory approval.

Ark Investment Management has become the latest firm to file for a Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF).

According to a June 28 filing with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) submitted in partnership with European exchange-traded product issuer, 21Shares, the ETF would be listed on the Chicago Board Options Exchange’s (CBOE) BZX Exchange and trade under the ticker ARKB.

The ETF would also track the S&P BTC index, with the trust underpinning the ETF also holding BTC directly. The filing has received praise from the crypto industry.

Cathie Wood, the CEO and founder of Ark Invest, also serves as a board member to 21Shares. According to CoinShares, 21Shares is currently the fourth-largest institutional crypto product issuer by assets under management with more than $1 billion.

ETF analyst, Eric Balchunas, told BNN Bloomberg that if approved, the Bitcoin ETF would be of significant benefit to 21Shares, allowing the firm to penetrate the U.S. market.

Ark is a big investor in the crypto space, holding shares in Grayscale’s Bitcoin and Ethereum trusts in addition to Coinbase stock. Cathie Wood is also a major Bitcoin proponent, recently reiterating her prediction that Bitcoin’s price will one day tag $500,000 despite the recent crypto downturn.

Related: Major players will speak at a new Bitcoin event aimed at institutional investors

Despite the SEC having rejected every application it has received for a Bitcoin ETF so far, Wood recently speculated that the odds of an ETF being approved by the regulator improved after the recent crypto retracement.

Earlier this month, the SEC delayed decisions on two major Bitcoin ETFs, extending the review period for the respective Bitcoin ETFs proposed by VanEck and Valkyrie Digital Assets by 45 days each.

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Institutional Investors Pile Into Crypto Exchange-Traded Products: Managed Assets Rise to $44 Billion This Month

Institutional Investors Pile Into Crypto Exchange-Traded Products: Managed Assets Surge 50% to $44 Billion This MonthThe total assets under management across all crypto exchange-traded products (ETPs) worldwide have risen 50% this month to nearly $44 billion. Among listed products, Grayscale’s bitcoin trust tops the list with the most assets under management while Bitwise’s fund was the best performing bitcoin product by market price over the last 30 days. Cryptocompare published […]
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World’s First Bitcoin ETF Now Holds More Than 10,000 BTC

World’s First Bitcoin ETF Records Stellar Growth, AUM Crosses Half A Billion Dollars

The world’s first Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) has seen massive success in its first week. It has now surpassed the 10,000 BTC milestone for the first time as data from Glassnode shows. The on-chain data analytics firm has the ETF at 10,064 BTC at press time. Canadian firm Purpose Investment Inc. became the first company […]

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