The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is expected to make decisions on five Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) applications from various firms before the Labor Day weekend. The first submission from Bitwise is scheduled for review by September 1, while the others have until the following day. Many speculate that the SEC will render its judgments before the long weekend. Grayscale Investments had faced challenges last year in converting its Bitcoin trust into an ETF due to vulnerabilities in the cryptocurrency markets cited by the SEC. There is a growing demand for a Bitcoin ETF as it would democratize access to Bitcoin investments and bring cryptocurrencies closer to mainstream financial systems.

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