Grayscale Files With SEC to Convert Ethereum Trust to Spot ETF

Joshua Ramos
Source: Bloomberg

Grayscale Investment has officially filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to convert its ETH trust to a Spot Ethereum ETF. Specifically, the decision will convert its Grayscale Ethereum Trust (ETHE), which remains the largest Ethereum investment offering in the world with almost $5 billion in managed assets.

Additionally, the decision comes after the investment company earned a vital win against the SEC in court this year. Subsequently, they are now awaiting a renewed review of the filing made to convert their Grayscale Bitcoin Trust into a Spot Bitcoin ETF.

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Grayscale Set to Convert Ethereum Trust into Spot ETF

Over the course of the year, exchange-traded funds have seen renewed interest within the digital asset industry. Specifically, a host of companies have opted to introduce Bitcoin ETFs to the market at large. Companies seeking to introduce the offering range from traditional finance institutions, such as BlackRock and Fidelity, to digital asset entities. Now, one company is continuing the trend but seeking to offer a different digital asset.

Specifically, Grayscale Investments has officially submitted an SEC application to convert its Ethereum trust to a Spot ETH ETF. Moreover, the decision arrives as its Ethereum Trust is the largest investment product of its kind on the planet, with nearly $5 billion worth of managed assets.

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Grayscale CEO Michael Sonnenshein called the filing a “natural next step in the product’s evolution”, according to Bloombeg’s Eric Balchunas. “We recognize this is an important moment to bring Ethereum even further into the US regulatory perimeter.”

The Grayscale Ethereum Trust first debuted in 2019, eventually becoming an SEC reporting company the following year. Additionally, the move comes as the company earned a major court win over the SEC this year. Subseuqnlety, a similar filing to convert its Bitcoin Trust to a Spot ETF, has received a renewed review from the regulator.