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Why Grayscale’s SEC Victory Is Unlikely to Benefit Bitcoin and Crypto Markets in the Long Run

August 30, 2023


The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled in favor of Grayscale Investments on August 29, 2023, ordering the SEC to review Grayscale’s Bitcoin ETF application. While this led to an immediate surge in Bitcoin prices, several factors suggest caution for long-term market implications.

Broader Market Implications

The court’s decision is poised to send ripples through the financial industry. Firms such as BlackRock, WisdomTree, and Fidelity, which have expressed interest in launching Bitcoin ETFs, could find the legal terrain shifting either for or against them, contingent on the SEC’s future actions and any ensuing appeals.

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