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Grayscale Starts to Turn its Ethereum Trust into a Spot ETF

Grayscale Investments, in partnership with NYSE Arca, has formally requested permission from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to convert the Grayscale Ethereum Trust (ETHE) into an Ethereum spot exchange-traded fund (ETF).

The Grayscale Ethereum Trust holds the title of being the world’s largest investment product for ether, managing nearly $5 billion in assets.

Grayscale CEO Michael Sonnenshein expressed, “At Grayscale, our unwavering commitment is to offer investors transparent and regulated access to crypto through product structures that are familiar… As we file to convert ETHE to an ETF, the natural next step in the product’s evolution, we recognize this as an important moment to bring Ethereum even further into the U.S. regulatory perimeter.”

Introduced in March 2019, the Grayscale Ethereum Trust became an SEC reporting company in October 2020, providing the public with a transparent view of its cryptocurrency investment product performance.

Following a favorable court outcome against the SEC earlier this summer, the company is currently awaiting agency approval to convert its Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (GBTC) into an ETF.

Learn more about Grayscale’s victory here.

Several other asset management firms have also submitted requests for the approval of a spot ether ETF, with Invesco/Galaxy Digital being the most recent to do so last week.

Read about Invesco/Galaxy Digital’s application here.

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