With bitcoin ETF decision imminent, industry watchers debate if SEC will delay  

Those closely following the spot bitcoin ETF saga probably already know Bloomberg Intelligence analysts put the chances of approval in the coming week at 90%.

But not all see it that way. 

Markus Thielen, head of research for crypto platform Matrixport, said Tuesday he believes all such applications “fall short of a critical requirement” — adding that US Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Gary Gensler “still sees this industry in need of more stringent compliance.”

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As the SEC’s Jan. 10 deadline to rule on a proposal by Ark Invest and 21Shares approaches, other industry watchers…

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