Delaware-based Kryptoin Investment Advisors has joined a score of other crypto ETF hopefuls by introducing an exchange-traded fund. (ETF) of Ethereum before the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
The crypto investment firm previously tried and failed to gain approval for a Bitcoin ETF in 2019. The firm returned with another attempt this April., filing an application for a Bitcoin ETF that was set for a verdict on July 27, but is still under review by the SEC.
According to a presentation on August 12, the “Kryptoin Ethereum ETF Trust” plans to issue its common shares on the Chicago Board Options Exchange (Cboe) BZX under a ticker to be announced before the start of trading.
The ETF will hold Ethereum (ETH) through custodian Gemini Trust Company, LLC and will value its shares daily as determined by the settlement price of the CF Ether-USD, which is an “independently calculated value based on an aggregation of executed trade flow from major ETH spot exchanges.”
“The investment objective of the Fund is to provide exposure to Ethereum at a price that reflects the actual Ethereum market where investors can buy and sell Ethereum, without the expenses of the operations of the Fund “, reads in the presentation.
The ETF will not buy or sell ETH directly. When you sell or redeem your shares, you will do so in baskets of 100,000 shares at the fund’s net asset value (NAV).
Kryptoin joins New York-based asset manager VanEck and Wisdom Tree investments in filing an ETF offering exposure to ETH in 2021. According to Bloomberg ETF research analyst James Seyffart, there have been a total of 21 requests of cryptocurrency ETFs this year.
Eric Balchunas, a senior ETF analyst at Bloomberg, noted on Twitter that as Kryptoin applied for a spot Ether ETF under the 1933 Securities Act, it may take time before a verdict is rendered.
Kryptoin just filed filed for an Ether ETF. This would be physically backed so is under 1933 Act so prob on ice for a while. Not sure what # filing this, it’s def over 20 tho. pic.twitter.com/WY66O3pjO2
– Eric Balchunas (@EricBalchunas) August 12, 2021
Kryptoin just applied for an Ether ETF. This would be physically backed by what is under the 1933 Act, so it will probably be frozen for a while. I’m not sure what number to present this one, they definitely go over 20
The president of the SEC, Gary Gensler, suggested earlier this month that it might be open to the ETF approval exposed to futures contracts regulated under the Investment Companies Act of 1940.
“When combined with the other federal securities laws, the Law of 40 provides important protections for investors, “he said..