The financial services giant urged the regulator to approve its fund, citing increased investor interest in crypto. Fidelity also pointed to the rising number of investors holding bitcoin and similar funds worldwide. Bloomberg first reported the news Tuesday.
Fidelity Digital Assets President Tom Jessop, among other executives from the firm, met with SEC officials on a Sept. 8 video call.
Fidelity didn’t respond to a CoinDesk request for comment by the time of publication.
Fidelity originally filed its Wise Origin Bitcoin Trust in March with a follow-up response in June. Last week marked the second round of talks between the SEC and Fidelity, whose application is pending.
UPDATE (Sept. 15, 2021, 1:57 UTC): Adds line on the status of Fidelity’s application
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