Cryptocurrency ETFs: SEC Wants to Facilitate Tokenized Products

Cryptocurrency ETFs: SEC Wants to Facilitate Tokenized Products


The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) wants to facilitate tokenized exchange-traded funds (ETFs), according to chairman Jay Clayton. The agency is collaborating with other U.S. regulators to determine how to regulate different crypto products.

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SEC Chairman Jay Clayton talked about the commission’s approach to regulating crypto products during a panel discussion hosted by the Chamber of Digital Commerce earlier this month. The event, entitled “Two Sides of the American Coin: Innovation & Regulation of Digital Assets,” also features acting Comptroller of the Currency Brian Brooks.

The SEC is “actively working on regulations that might one day permit crypto versions of ETFs,” the Financial Times reported Friday, citing Clayton. The SEC is collaborating with other U.S. regulators, such as the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), to determine which regulator has jurisdiction over different crypto products.

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