VanEck Leads The Way With Amended S-1 For Spot Ethereum ETF

In a move that might prove pivotal in shifting cryptocurrency market fortunes, Ethereum exchange-traded funds see action as major financial players jockey for approval. Early Monday, VanEck filed an amended S-1 registration statement for its spot Ethereum ETF, detailing minor changes to custody arrangements.

Following the lead from VanEck, several other companies, including 21Shares, BlackRock, Fidelity, Franklin Templeton, and Grayscale, made their filings with the regulator a little later on in the day. Market insiders speculate that trading for these ETFs could commence around the 15th of July.

Bloomberg ETF analyst Eric Balchunas provided insight into the wave of filings, noting that VanEck’s S-1 amendment was the first to be submitted. “VanEck already had their fee structure in place, so there wasn’t much new in their filing. It’s more about putting the ball back in the SEC’s court. We expect the rest of the filings to come in today, except for Bitwise, who completed theirs last week,” Balchunas explained

The journey for these spot Ethereum ETFs began on May 23 when the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved the issuers’ 19b-4 applications. However, before these ETFs can begin trading, the SEC must also approve the S-1 registration statements. July 15 is the anticipated trading date.

Golem Sells 24,400 ETH Worth $72M Despite Market Uptick

Contrary to recent optimistic changes in the cryptocurrency market, data from Lookonchain has pointed to an overwhelming move from Golem. In the past three days, Golem has sold 24,400 ETH (around $72 million in value) on leading cryptocurrency exchanges such as Binance, Coinbase, and Bitfinex

Currently, Golem still holds a substantial amount of 127,634 ETH, worth around $372 million. Golem, which raised 820,000 ETH during its ICO in November 2016 when the price of Ethereum was just $10.20, has seen its holdings grow tremendously in value as ETH’s price soared.

Analyst Predicts ETH Could Surpass $5,000

Renowned crypto analyst Trader Tardigrade has shared an optimistic forecast for Ethereum’s price trajectory despite Golem’s recent sell-off. According to him, Ethereum is forming a second Descending Triangle pattern, which historically suggests a potential breakout within the coming months. He predicts that during the next bull run, Ethereum could surpass the $5,000 mark.

The recent sell-off did not hamper the ETH price; at the time of writing, Ethereum is trading at $3,093.24, with a 24-hour trading volume of $34.16 billion. The market capitalization stands at $371.61 billion. The price of ETH has risen by 2.50% during the last 24 hours.

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