SEC Chair Gary Gensler actually is pro-Bitcoin, Vault Equity CEO argues

The creator of Vault Equity thinks that United States regulators have a reasonable factor to be sluggish in authorizing a pure Bitcoin (BTC)-associated exchange-traded fund (ETF).

Vault Equity CEO and creator Tad Park voiced assistance for the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) concerning the regulator’s aversion to authorize an ETF that would track Bitcoin straight.

In a Tuesday Fox Business interview, Park argued that SEC chair Gary Gensler “actually is pro-Bitcoin” however is likewise “a little bit misunderstood” concerning his point of view on crypto guideline in the U.S.

Park particularly described the SEC’s financier security issues, specifically that crypto custody companies have yet to guarantee the commission that they can actually guarantee appropriate property security: 

“I can say ‘I have a gold ETF or a Bitcoin ETF’ but I’m storing that gold in my basement. Is the SEC gonna allow that? Probably not. Unless companies can show they can custody it and actually address a lot of the issues Gansler specifically mentioned, it’s not gonna work.”

The CEO included that “at least half” of existing crypto ETF applications with the SEC “are not even valid” due to the fact that “they are not addressing what Gary Gensler is saying.”

Park highlighted that Vault Equity’s crypto ETF does not offer direct exposure to Bitcoin, however rather tracks significant Bitcoin-associated business consisting of MicroStrategy, Tesla, Twitter, Square in addition to Bitcoin mining business like Bitfarms.

“We try to get at what people are actually looking for, which is correlation to Bitcoin’s price movement. These companies are really focusing on Bitcoin and get the majority of their income and revenues from Bitcoin. It makes sense that they tend to move along with Bitcoin’s price,” Park kept in mind.

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Approved on Oct. 1, Vault Equity’s Volt Crypto Industry Revolution and Tech ETF tracks “Bitcoin Industry Revolution Companies,” a list of companies holding a bulk of their net possessions in Bitcoin or obtain a bulk of their incomes from Bitcoin mining, loaning or deals.

The SEC has yet to authorize a pure Bitcoin ETF. On Oct. 1, the SEC extended the due date for 4 Bitcoin ETFs consisting of Global X Bitcoin Trust, Valkyrie XBTO Bitcoin Futures Fund, WisdomTree Bitcoin Trust and Kryptoin Bitcoin ETF. In August, SEC chair Gensler recommended that the regulator may be available to authorizing Bitcoin futures ETFs.