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Justin Sun predicts SEC rejection of Ethereum ETF in May, citing need for crypto education

Tron blockchain founder Justin Sun says the US Securities and Trade Fee (SEC) wouldn’t approve an Ethereum exchange-traded fund (ETF) in Could.

In an April 28 post on X (previously Twitter), Sun famous that the crypto business nonetheless wants to arrange for a long-term education with regulators, particularly in serving to them perceive how the rising business operates.

“My honest opinion (NFA) is that an Ethereum ETF won’t be approved in May. The crypto industry still needs to prepare for a long-term education with regulators, focusing on helping them understand crypto,” Sun stated.

Sun’s stance echoes the emotions of quite a few market analysts anticipating the SEC dismissing the pending Ethereum ETF functions.

As an illustration, Bloomberg ETF analyst Eric Balchunas positioned the probabilities of the SEC greenlighting a spot Ethereum ETF in Could at 25%. He attributed this skepticism to the SEC’s much less lively involvement in the appliance course of than the Bitcoin ETF interval.

Additionally, latest speculations recommend the Gary Gensler-led company has initiated efforts to categorise ETH as safety, prompting the Consensys lawsuit in opposition to the Fee.

Moreover, suggestions from latest conferences with the SEC signifies a pessimistic outlook, with approval prospects showing bleak.

These revelations have dwindled the probability of an Ethereum ETF approval to 11%, its lowest degree this 12 months, as indicated by Polymarket data.

Nonetheless, some optimism persists as ETF issuers like BlackRock and Grayscale proceed to replace their functions regardless of the silence and expectation of rejection.

Notably, asset administration agency Franklin Templeton’s spot Ethereum ETF appeared on the Depository Belief and Clearing Company (DTCC) web site regardless of the SEC deferring its resolution on the ETF utility on April 23.

Craig Salm, Grayscale’s Chief Authorized Officer, stated the US SEC’s lack of engagement with spot Ethereum ETF candidates wouldn’t be a decisive issue hindering the prospects of such merchandise.

Investors want and deserve access to Ethereum in the form of a spot Ethereum ETF and we believe the case is just as strong as it was for spot Bitcoin ETFs,” Salm stated.

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