The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has postponed its decision on approving an Ethereum exchange-traded fund (ETF) for Invesco and Galaxy.
The SEC seeks additional public feedback on integrating Coinbase’s surveillance program with Ethereum ETFs.
Invesco Galaxy Spot Ethereum ETF Decision Delayed
In a recent filing, the US SEC poses numerous questions to the public regarding spot Ethereum ETFs, specifically concerning Invesco Galaxy’s application, while also delaying the application.
The application decision has been pushed back a further 35 days for enough time for public feedback to go through.
“The Commission requests that interested persons provide written submissions of their views, data, and arguments with respect to the issues identified above, as well as any other concerns they may have with the proposal.”
However, Bloomberg ETF analyst James Seyffart claims that the delays over the next few months do not matter, as only one date matters, and that is the final deadline on VanEck’s spot Ethereum ETF:
“The only date that matters for spot Ethereum ETFs at this time is May 23rd. Which is VanEck’s final deadline date”
The Fear and Greed Index for Ethereum, which evaluates daily market sentiment for specific tokens, plummeted nearly 15% in 24 hours after the news.
Previously at 66% greed, investor sentiment towards the token has now shifted to a more neutral 51%.
Ethereum ETF Delays in Recent Times
Meanwhile, Seyffart believes there will be many more delays to come.
“100% expected and more delays will continue to happen in coming months.”
“The Commission finds it appropriate to designate a longer period within which to take action on the proposed rule change so that it has sufficient time to consider the proposed rule change and the issues raised therein.”