SEC Chair Refuses to Comment on Ethereum's Status as a Security Amid Multiple ETF Applications

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The chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Gary Gensler, declined to comment on whether Ethereum is considered a security by the regulator, despite multiple applications for spot Ethereum ETFs being considered. Gensler stated that the decision on whether a cryptocurrency is a security depends on the facts and circumstances of each case. The SEC has delayed its decision on approving the iShares Ethereum Trust from BlackRock, as well as applications from Fidelity, Invesco, and Galaxy Digital. Bloomberg ETF analyst James Seyffart predicted that the SEC will continue to delay a decision on Ethereum ETF applications until May 23.