As the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approaches a critical decision regarding approving a physically-backed Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF), the cryptocurrency community is on alert.
Recently, eminent analyst Nate Geraci shared his thoughts on the potential repercussions of the SEC’s decision, predicting that if the ETF is not approved, there will be a substantial market pullback.
“If the spot bitcoin ETF is not approved in January, it could be one of the most significant rug pulls in the annals of cryptocurrencies,” he said.
Despite this, the analyst remains persuaded that the likelihood of the SEC approving such a product is close to one hundred percent.
The imminent resolution, anticipated to take place the following month, has the potential to impact the incorporation of cryptocurrencies into conventional finance significantly.
The optimism that the Securities and Exchange Commission will approve the ETF application submitted by Cathie Wood’s ARK Investment and 21Shares, among others, is the driving force behind this increase.
A sanction would provide a substantial impetus for the cryptocurrency sector, which is still recovering from the bankruptcy of the FTX exchange in 2022.
BlackRock, Invesco, and Fidelity, among other Wall Street behemoths, have entered the fray.
The outlook of analysts is optimistic. According to Bloomberg Intelligence, the spot Bitcoin ETF market has the potential to become a $100 billion behemoth.
A narrative gathering momentum concerns the potential institutionalization of Bitcoin, drawing comparisons to the early 2000s adoption of gold exchange-traded funds (ETFs).
However, there are concerns regarding the market. Currently, Bitcoin is hovering around the $40,000 threshold, per CoinGecko data.
The rejection of the ETFs by the Securities and Exchange Commission could precipitate a substantial decline. The sector is critical, as the SEC’s ruling could potentially strengthen or weaken the emerging market.