Consensys has come up against SEC on the basis that ETH tracks physical assets

Consensys has come up against SEC on the basis that ETH tracks physical assets - Industry News - News

A latest news which has become a great matter for the crypto-currency and regulator communities, collaboratively, is the step taken by Consensys. blockchain-advocate-for-ethereum-etfs/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Consensys is a reputed organization in the domain of blockchain and Web3 software development industry. The SEC’s worries focus on the dangers of fraud and manipulation through Ethereum’s proof-of-stake (PoS), receiving a statement in the substance from Consensys, that doubts these particular concerns.

Ethereum’s security superiority

Consensys, famous for its paramount position in the Ethereum ecosystem and for it’s MetaMask wallet creation, proposes a thorough discussion on differences between the Ethereum security mechanism, especially the PoW one, and their alternatives. Detailing in a comment letter to the SEC, Consenssy had pointed on several aspects of Ethereum’s PoS implementation. Here are ways of capitalizing on disadvantages: Fine-tuning of the algorithm to provide quicker finality of blocks; breaking up of roles to contain impact of only a particular group player; higher costs that are a possibility during attack; stiffer penalties to proposers in case of misconduct; and a lower carbon footprint as it is significantly less than that of Bitcoin.

The firm also elucidated Ethereum’s robust developer community, and the operating system of the blockchain in a fully transparent and public way, which make it highly secure. In order to convince the SEC, Consensys intends to emphasize these same points and illustrate how the enhanced security features of Ethereum outperform those used in the case of the Bitcoin-based ETFs which, Consensys believes, constitute the baseline.

The path toward an ETH Spot ETF authorization lies through cautiousness, rigorous trail testing, and the complementary nature of cryptocurrencies in the context of a well-diversified portfolio.

Over the course of ethical clarity and impatience, the discourse regarding spot Ether ETFs has sparked a lot of questions and excitement. Spot Bitcoin ETFs have been quite widely accepted, however, the question of the age of their Ether analogues is still under consideration; the situation is more intricate with a critical SEC decision on VanEck’s fund (one of many) scheduled for May 23. Although hope characterizes the last year of 2023 on the heels of the positive indications that WHO had, more careful minds now argue that the decision may be deferred until 2024, with some quiet speculation that it may be denied altogether.

Putting some of the top players, including Fidelity, Hashdex, and ARK 21Shares, on a waitlist for the SEC’s decision is not an unsubstantial list. It is significant to mention that the SEC introduced a procedure for investment vehicles separated to purchasing ether trades as far back as October 2023.

Market sentiment and predictions

The speculative activity the wait for SEC’s response has been for not only the subject of professional analysis but it also has occupied the crypto betting markets and the Esports where, at least, 12 million have been gambled, including around the qualification of Ether. However, the frenetic discussion among the crypto enthusiasts reiterates the huge following and the huge ramifications of the SEC decisions to the digital currency market.

Grayscale, an investment management firm with a financial stake in allowing an ETF cryptocurrency market, has given a positive response to the possibility of a victory before the deadline in May. Never mind the “lack of engagement” from the SEC, what Grayscale considers as “negativity hype” might not mean the contrary for the regulatory body to allows ETF products to trade in the U.S markets.


In the crypto community, with expectation of the SEC’s opinion, the controversy about whether the PoS Ethereum model for spot Ether ETFs is secure or appropriate for regulation also goes on. For the blockchain industry, this advocacy of ConsenSys for a fair hearing before SEC is a big step in building a healthy ongoing dialogue between the digital assets arena and regulatory bodies, manifesting all complexities and differences of the cryptocurrency space as those of the fiat money system. The result of such discursive situation may turn out to be the set up of new crypto investment horizons, growth in enforcement of blockchain technologies in finance, and at a later stage can bring new faces to the digital financial revolution.