The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has issued a stay of proceedings on the Invesco Galaxy Ethereum ETF decision, as is usually expected by market analysts during a storm of regulatory anticipation. Such delays, according to Bloomberg analyst James Seyffart, are par for the course and hint at an extended period of waiting. All eyes are now on the important date of May 23rd, which is paramount to the fate of Ethereum spot ETFs.
Coingecko: Ethereum ETF Assets Surge To $5.7B
However, as the SEC considering the proposal, the world of cryptocurrencies is rolling forward at an astonishing pace of growth and diversification. A recent full report released by Coingecko, one of the most recognized data analytic platforms in this industry, pointed out some amazing numbers: Ethereum ETFs currently represent a total value of about $5.7 billion from different issuers in Europe and capture 81% of the market share.
Highlighting further on Ethereum ETFs, this report throws a spotlight on the XBT Ethereum Tracker One (COINETH), which is alleged to be the king of the global ETF marketplace with an asset size of $3.34 billion. Following close behind is its competitor, XBT Ethereum Tracker Euro (COINETHE), with the level of total assets constituting $510.93 million. As the world’s inaugural Ether ETFs to set foot on this stage, they certainly set quite a milestone when it comes to experience since their launch in October 2017.
CI Galaxy Ethereum ETF (ETHX), meanwhile, is Canada’s top-spot Ether ETF leader with assets worth $478.35 million as of last week. Meanwhile, Europe’s 21Shares Ethereum Staking ETP (AETH) follows, with $329.42 million assets under management to secure the runner-up position and fortify its first spot Ether ETF position globally.
A notable trend that is seen from this analysis of the geographical dispersion of Ethereum ETFs is that, while Canada and Europe crowd the landscape with a plethora of offerings, the United States lags behind, being a manifestation of the cautious approach by the SEC. Still, with 27 active Ether ETFs around the world, such a market shows an appetite for resiliency and innovative investment avenues.
With the drama of cryptocurrencies playing out on the global stage, the Ether ETF offers a glimpse for an investor into a future of digital asset investment. Regulatory uncertainties apart, mainstream adoption is still an issue of contention surrounded by promises and potential.