Bitcoin rallied to $30,000 on rumors that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has approved the iShares Bitcoin spot ETF.
Crypto news site Cointelegraph was the first to report the news, however, ETF analysts like James Seyffart clarified that approval has yet to be confirmed. Seyffart also debunked the news that BlackRock’s filing was approved by the SEC.
While the SEC’s website did not show an approved spot Bitcoin ETF at press time, Bloomberg’s Eric Balchunas cited two distinct headlines on the Reuters terminal pointing to possible confirmation.
Update: Following the Cointelegraph report, the news outlet put out a tweet stating that the report was false information and it is looking into how the false report was made.
The Bitcoin Spot ETF is still under review by the SEC as of this writing.