Solana ETF

VanEck Files To List First Spot Solana ETF After Bitcoin and Ethereum’s ETF Success


(27 June 2024,20:01 PM IST):

In an exciting news for the cryptocurrency market, investment manager VanEck has filed to list the first U.S. exchange-traded fund (ETF) tied to the spot price of Solana (SOL). This move follows the successful approvals of Bitcoin and Ethereum ETFs.

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On Thursday, VanEck made the filing, aiming to create an ETF that directly reflects the price of Solana. This announcement had an immediate impact on Solana’s market price, which surged from $139 to $150, marking an impressive 8.49% increase within just two hours.

Solana Chart

The positive stance of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) towards spot Bitcoin and Ethereum ETFs has encouraged asset managers to explore opportunities with other cryptocurrencies. The SEC approved spot Bitcoin ETFs in January after a decade-long battle and is anticipated to greenlight Ethereum ETFs shortly.

ETFs are financial products that allow investors to gain exposure to a specific cryptocurrency without needing to hold the actual tokens. This provides a more accessible and less risky way for investors to participate in the crypto market.

VanEck, which already offers spot Bitcoin and Ethereum ETFs, plans to list the Solana ETF on the Cboe BZX Exchange. While the firm did not disclose the fees for the new fund, its move signifies growing confidence and interest in expanding crypto investment options.

This development marks a significant milestone in the crypto market, indicating a broader acceptance and integration of various digital assets into mainstream financial products. As regulatory frameworks continue to evolve, more cryptocurrencies may see similar opportunities in the near future.


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