The article discusses the introduction of ether futures exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and its positive impact on the understanding of the crypto ecosystem within the financial investment community. It also highlights the slower pace of the traditional financial sector compared to the fast-paced nature of the crypto industry. The article mentions the lack of dialogue between the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and commentators, causing frustration. The SEC’s belief that spot bitcoin is not subject to regulation while traded on unregulated markets is discussed, with some arguing that futures track the spot market effectively. The necessity of a standard surveillance system to deter market manipulation is emphasized. The author suggests that the SEC’s decision on gold ETFs could provide insight into its stance on spot bitcoin funds. The readiness and operational preparedness of ETF issuers for launch are also mentioned.

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