U.S. Reps. Tom Emmer (R-Minn.) and Darren Soto (D-Fla.) advocated for the trading of bitcoin spot exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in a strongly worded letter to U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Gary Gensler on Wednesday.
- Emmer and Soto wrote that bitcoin spot ETFs are based directly on the asset and offer investors more protection than one based on derivatives.
- “To be clear, we do not intend to say that one method of exposure is better than the other, but rather that unless there are clear and demonstrable investor protection advantages, investors should have a choice over which product is most suitable for them and their investment objectives,” the lawmakers wrote.
- Last week, Steven McClurg, chief investment officer of Valkyrie Funds, which proposed its own bitcoin futures ETF, said the market probably won’t see a bitcoin spot ETF until 2022.
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