Following the approval of spot Bitcoin ETFs, Gary Gensler, Chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), has expressed caution regarding Ethereum. In a recent interview with CNBC, Gensler discussed the potential for a spot Ethereum ETF to gain SEC approval in the future. While he acknowledged the approval of Bitcoin ETFs, he stressed that this was specific to Bitcoin as a non-security commodity token.

Gensler refrained from providing further insights on an Ethereum ETF, but hinted at a distinction between Bitcoin’s commodity status and the potential classification of other cryptocurrencies, including Ethereum, as securities. Gensler has consistently upheld Bitcoin’s status as a commodity, outside the SEC’s direct purview, while the agency has not yet officially determined Ethereum’s security status.

Legal filings suggest the SEC’s tendency to view Ethereum transactions under its jurisdiction. If Ethereum were classified as a security, it could face increased regulatory scrutiny, potentially making the approval of a spot Ethereum ETF more challenging than that of Bitcoin.

Despite Gensler’s reservations, recent legal judgments, including a federal appeals court decision ordering the SEC to review a Bitcoin ETF application, may influence the regulatory landscape for crypto ETFs. This legal shift could have implications for Ethereum, especially considering the SEC’s prior approval of an Ethereum futures ETF.

Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase, also appeared on CNBC to discuss the latest developments in the crypto industry. The 67-year-old bank boss reiterated his assertion that Bitcoin is used for illicit activities such as sex trafficking, tax avoidance, money laundering, and terrorism financing. This comes as JPMorgan is listed as an authorized participant for spot Bitcoin ETFs, raising questions about the validity of Dimon’s views on the matter.

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Geography North America
Countries 🇺🇸
Sentiment neutral
Relevance Score 1
People Jamie Dimon, Gary Gensler
Companies CNBC, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, JPMorgan Chase
Currencies Bitcoin, Ethereum
Securities None

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