Here’s why the SEC keeps rejecting spot Bitcoin ETF applications By Cointelegraph


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It is not the first time the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rejected proposals for a spot exchange-traded product (ETP), but efforts continue to be made by different financial institutions. The recent attempt made by Cboe BZX Exchange on Jan. 25 to list the Fidelity Wise Origin Bitcoin Trust as a Bitcoin ETP has also failed.

The SEC letter published on Feb. 8 pointed out that the exchange has not met its burden to demonstrate the fund is “designed to prevent fraudulent and manipulative acts” and “to protect investors and the public interest.”

Bitcoin spot from 4 exchanges vs. WidsdomTree ETP (in % change). Source: Cryptowatch
Bitcoin spot from 4 exchanges vs. Coinbase (NASDAQ:) Physical Bitcoin (in % change). Source: Cryptowatch
Bitcoin spot from 4 exchanges vs. 21Shares ETP (in % change). Source: Cryptowatch
Scatter plot for price disparities between ETPs. Source: Cryptowatch
Scatter plot for price disparities between exchanges. Source: Cryptowatch