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21Shares Files to Issue SOL ETFs in the US


21Shares filed an S-1 application with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to issue spot SOL ETFs. With that, it is the second asset management firm to apply with the regulator to issue an approved product backed by Solana’s native asset. The first was VanEck—when it applied for the ETF issuance on 27 June.

The steam for SOL ETFs has picked up since 3iQ filed to issue the product in Canada last week. Now, asset managers in the US are going for it, with more applications expected to come. 21Shares already offers approved BTC ETFs in the US alongside ARK Invest, called the ARK 21Shares Bitcoin ETF (ARKB). It even provides future BTC and ETH ETFs in the US partnered with ARK.

Now, it is taking a step in a different direction, wanting to offer its ETFs solely. It will provide its ETH ETF away from ARK, although the asset managers had applied for that jointly. Likewise, it will also issue its SOL ETFs, called the 21Shares Core Solana ETF solely, if approved.

ALSO READ: VanEck Wants to Issue SOL ETFs in the US

This ETF will use Coinbase Custody to safeguard the SOL backing the products. Coinbase will store the assets in segregated Solana chain-based wallets. Furthermore, the stored SOL will remain in custody and not witness usage in staking applications and other profit-generating mechanisms. Also, Coinbase’s private custody insurance will cover the SOL it stores on behalf of 21Shares.

SOL’s price spiked from $139 to $150 when news about 21Shares’ application filing broke. The asset’s price similarly spiked when VanEck also applied for SOL ETFs. While it is unlikely that the SEC will approve the ETFs, analysts believe that a change in administration will allow them to roll out in 2022. Trump has been very keen on pushing the crypto industry ahead. So, if he gets elected, SOL ETFs may be imminent.

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