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Grayscale Takes Step Towards Converting Ethereum Trust into Spot ETH ETF

Oct 4, 2023 at 07:10 am

Grayscale Investments, a prominent figure in the crypto investment arena, has joined forces with NYSE Arca to officially request the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to greenlight the transformation of the Grayscale Ethereum Trust (ETHE) into an exchange-traded fund (ETF) centered around spot Ethereum.

Presently, the Grayscale Ethereum Trust leads as the foremost investment product dedicated exclusively to ether worldwide, managing an impressive portfolio of nearly $5 billion in assets.

Head of Grayscale, Michael Sonnenshein, emphasized the company's steadfast dedication to offering investors a transparent and regulated gateway to the world of cryptocurrency through familiar investment vehicles. Sonnenshein perceives the shift towards converting ETHE into an ETF as a pivotal stride in aligning Ethereum more intimately with the regulatory framework of the United States.

Following a successful legal bout with the SEC earlier in the summer, Grayscale is now in anticipation of agency approval for the conversion of its Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (GBTC) into an ETF.

It's worth noting that a surge of asset management firms has sought authorization for spot ether ETFs, with Invesco/Galaxy Digital being the most recent player to step into the arena, having submitted their application just last week. This trend underscores a mounting interest in broadening investment horizons within the dynamic crypto market.

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