Valkyrie and ARK 21Shares have recently submitted filings for spot Bitcoin ETFs, adding to the growing list of contenders seeking approval from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Valkyrie and ARK 21Shares have filed for 8-A registration of securities for a spot Bitcoin ETF with the SEC on Jan. 4, following the footsteps of Grayscale and VanEck earlier today and Fidelity, who filed yesterday.
Valkyrie and ARK 21Shares’s official filings today suggest a solid chance of approvals being pushed through imminently as the two companies compete with others for the first spot Bitcoin ETF in the United States.
The filing comes while the market is buzzing about the potential approval of a U.S. spot Bitcoin ETF. Despite chatter about possible rejections, Valkyrie and ARK 21Shares filings, among others, point to a different story.
The cryptocurrency industry is hoping for approvals to roll out between Jan. 8 – 10. Big players like Goldman Sachs are already angling for key roles in Grayscale and BlackRock ETFs.
While nothing is set as of today, the week has shown bullish sentiment around the immediate possibility of a spot Bitcoin ETF approval. SEC meetings with exchanges such as Nasdaq, NYSE, and CBOE add to the optimism, hinting at potential approvals as early as Monday.