Current Ether ETF Filing Updates

Current Ether ETF Filing Updates

These ether ETFs are primed to come to market if the SEC gives the go-ahead.

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Reviewed by: Sumit Roy
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The journey to get a bitcoin ETF listed in the U.S. has been carrying on for eight years and counting, with little to show for it.

But bitcoin isn’t the only cryptocurrency that’s struggled to get packaged into an ETF wrapper. Ether, the native cryptocurrency of the Ethereum blockchain, has also been unsuccessful in its bid to be included in a U.S.-listed ETF.

The first ether ETF filing dropped in July 2016 when EtherIndex attempted to get its fund greenlit by the SEC. It failed, and no issuer attempted to bring an ether ETF to market for quite a while after that. In fact, the next ether ETF filing wouldn’t come down the pike for almost another five years—until this May.

Filings for the VanEck Ethereum Trust and the WisdomTree Ethereum Trust were released in the same month, joining the multiple bitcoin ETF filings that have been released so far this year.

Given it’s been around for longer and its ecosystem is a bit more mature, bitcoin will probably be the first crypto asset to be represented by its own U.S.-listed ETF. But as the No. 2 cryptocurrency by market value, ether shouldn’t be far behind.

See the table below for the current list of ether ETF filings, which will be updated as new products enter the pipeline:

 

FundIssuerFiling DateSEC Filing
Kryptoin Ethereum ETF TrustKryptoin 8/12/2021Link
WisdomTree Ethereum TrustWisdomTree 5/27/2021Link
VanEck Ethereum TrustVanEck 5/7/2021Link

 

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Sumit Roy is the senior ETF analyst for etf.com, where he has worked for 13 years. He creates a variety of content for the platform, including news articles, analysis pieces, videos and podcasts.

Before joining etf.com, Sumit was the managing editor and commodities analyst for Hard Assets Investor. In those roles, he was responsible for most of the operations of HAI, a website dedicated to education about commodities investing.

Though he still closely follows the commodities beat, Sumit covers a much broader assortment of topics for etf.com, with a particular focus on stock and bond exchange-traded funds.

He is the host of etf.com’s Talk ETFs, a popular video series that features weekly interviews with thought leaders in the ETF industry. Sumit is also co-host of Exchange Traded Fridays, etf.com’s weekly podcast series.

He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he enjoys climbing the city’s steep hills, playing chess and snowboarding in Lake Tahoe.