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  • Mathew Jacob

Ethereum ETF Approved, BlackRock Expects XRP ETF to be Next

In a landmark move for the cryptocurrency market, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has approved eight spot Ethereum ETFs in an omnibus order, reflecting a last-minute rush to get these through. The approved ETFs come from several high-profile issuers, including BlackRock, Fidelity, Grayscale, Bitwise, VanEck, Ark, Invesco Galaxy, and Franklin Templeton.

While the SEC has approved the 19b-4 forms necessary for these ETFs, the issuers must still have their S-1 registration statements go effective before trading can begin. Conversations between the SEC and issuers regarding the S-1 forms have only recently started, leaving the timeline for trading commencement unclear. Analysts speculate that this process could take weeks.

Amid this regulatory progress, attention is turning to the potential for an XRP ETF. Influential crypto personality Ben Armstrong, known as Crypto BitBoy, suggested in a January 6 YouTube video that an XRP ETF application might be submitted in April 2024. This timing could align with the anticipated conclusion of the SEC v Ripple lawsuit.

The Ripple-backed cryptocurrency community has shown enthusiasm about the possibility of an XRP ETF, particularly in light of the recent surge in interest for spot Bitcoin ETFs. Advocates argue that XRP, having received legal clarity as a non-security in a court ruling last year, deserves similar treatment. Armstrong noted that this legal clarity enhances the likelihood of an XRP ETF launch.

BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager with over $8.5 trillion in assets under management, is expected to lead the charge for the XRP ETF. If the application is submitted in April, it is likely to be approved by the end of June, further expanding the landscape of cryptocurrency ETFs.

In the context of XRP's rising prominence, the innovative CryptoTradingFund (CTF) has made waves on the XRP Ledger. CTF Token, the top and only DeFi token on the XRP Ledger, has distinguished itself by offering retail investors a straightforward path to passive income. Simply holding the CTF Token allows investors to generate passive income through real-time wallet growth, where each transaction increases token holdings.

The CTF Token has seen remarkable growth, with a nearly 5000% increase in wallet holders and a staggering 19500% surge in value. This explosive adoption underscores the dynamic and volatile nature of the cryptocurrency market. CryptoTradingFund's official Twitter page has been a hub of activity, highlighting the growing community and the token's potential to generate significant passive income for its holders.

As the leading token on the XRP Ledger, CTF has maintained its number one spot on multiple occasions, cementing its position in the DeFi landscape. The success of CryptoTradingFund and the CTF Token exemplifies the robust and innovative ecosystem developing around XRP, hinting at a promising future for an XRP ETF.

With the SEC's approval of Ethereum ETFs and the anticipated launch of an XRP ETF, the cryptocurrency market is poised for significant advancements. The ongoing developments reflect the growing institutional interest and the maturing regulatory environment surrounding digital assets. As CTF Token continues to lead the charge on the XRP Ledger, the future of cryptocurrency ETFs looks increasingly bright, promising new opportunities for investors and the broader market.



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