Cboe BZX Exchange has withdrawn its submitting with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for Vaneck Solidx bitcoin ETF. The U.S. authorities is presently shut down and the ETF might have been mechanically accredited had it not been withdrawn. Vaneck says that the withdrawal is short-term as it’s actively working to “build appropriate market structure frameworks for a bitcoin ETF.”
Bitcoin ETF Filing Withdrawn
The SEC announced on Wednesday that Cboe BZX Exchange Inc. has withdrawn its proposed rule change to record and commerce shares issued by the Vaneck Solidx Bitcoin Trust.
The proposed rule change for the bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) was revealed within the Federal Register on July 2 final yr. On Sept. 20, the fee instituted proceedings to find out whether or not to approve this proposed rule change. On Dec. 6, it designated Feb. 27 because the date to make its choice.
Gabor Gurbacs, Vaneck’s Director of Digital Asset Strategy, tweeted: “The bitcoin ETF filing has been temporarily withdrawn. We are actively working with regulators and major market participants to build appropriate market structure frameworks for a bitcoin ETF and digital assets in general. Will keep you updated.”
Vaneck CEO Jan van Eck clarified the state of affairs to CNBC:
The SEC is affected by the shutdown. So, we have been engaged in discussions with the SEC concerning the bitcoin-related points — custody, market manipulation, costs. And, that has to cease … We had the appliance pulled and we’ll refile and re-engage within the discussions when the SEC will get going once more.
No Automatic Approval
The deadline for the SEC to make its determination on the Vaneck Solidx bitcoin ETF was Feb. 27. If no choice was made by that date, which was attainable because the U.S. authorities is presently shut down, the ETF can be mechanically permitted. However, securities lawyer Jake Chervinsky lately explained that it was extraordinarily unlikely because the SEC would doubtless have measures in place to keep away from lacking any such deadline.
Furthermore, Chervinsky identified that even when the ETF is routinely accredited, it could simply be undone after the shutdown is over. He tweeted in response to Cboe’s withdrawal determination:
[The] withdrawal implies that they anticipated denial & didn’t need one other SEC order setting dangerous precedent for the longer term … There might be no bitcoin ETF in Q1 2019.
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