Breaking: Valkyrie files for Ether futures ETF with the SEC


Asset administration agency Valkyrie has filed for an Ether (ETH) futures exchange-traded fund (ETF) with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. According to Aug. 16 paperwork, the software is an addition to the firm’s earlier transfer to vary its funding technique for a Bitcoin (BTC) futures ETF in line with the regulator. 

As per the software, the fund is not going to straight spend money on Ether however will search to buy quite a lot of ETH futures contracts. Ether is the native coin of the Ethereum blockchain, used for peer-to-peer transactions inside the decentralized community.

“Ether may be regarded as a currency or digital commodity depending on its specific use in particular transactions. Ether may be used as a medium of exchange or unit of account,” reads the doc, which provides that “although a number of large and small retailers accept ether as a form of payment in the United States and foreign markets, there is relatively limited use of ether for commercial and retail payments. Similarly, ether may be used as a store of value, […] although it has experienced significant periods of price volatility.”

In addition to the investments in Ether futures, the ETF will make investments its remaining property straight in money, cash-like devices or high-quality securities, which embrace payments, notes and bonds issued by the U.S. authorities, alongside with cash market funds and company debt securities. 

According to Valkyrie’s software, the ETF funding in Ether futures contracts will probably be restricted to eight,000 contracts monthly, in compliance with place limits established by the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Futures contracts are standardized agreements to purchase or promote an asset at a future level at a selected worth. If authorized, buyers will be capable to wager on future costs of Ether by the ETF.

Cointelegraph previously reported that at least six other major asset managers have similarly filed to offer an Ether futures ETF to U.S.-based customers, including Grayscale, VanEck, Bitwise, Volatility Shares, ProShares and Round Hill Capital. The wave of applications follows high expectations that U.S. authorities will soon approve a spot Bitcoin ETF in the nation, with a number of funding companies in search of a regulatory inexperienced mild, together with Wall Street giants BlackRock and Fidelity.

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