Polymarket bettors vouch for SOL ETF approval

Following the approval of spot BTC ETFs and the start of the approval process for ETH ETFs, there are now speculations about SOL ETFs

Crypto-based prediction markets platform Polymarket has been overwhelmed with speculation about whether or not spot Solana exchange-traded funds (ETFs) will be approved by December 31, 2024, as more than $200,000 worth of bets have been placed on the platform. This betting surge signifies the growing interest and confidence in Solana’s future among cryptocurrency enthusiasts.

The recent indications given by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) have further fueled this increased attention towards a potential approval for a Solana ETF. Just last week, SEC Chair Gary Gensler hinted at the possibility that they will issue the final approval for spot Ethereum ETFs sometime before the summer ends, which would make history because no other digital asset besides Bitcoin has received such recognition. As a result, hope has been increasing that the SEC may approve Solana ETFs as well.

However, despite all of these positive vibes there still seems to be some skepticism when it comes down to wagering money on Polymarket regarding this outcome. The current odds are only about 7% for approval. People are being cautiously optimistic due to how complicated regulatory environments can be especially within areas concerning virtual currencies where rules change frequently without notice or even reason sometimes.

Politics plays a major role in shaping future regulatory frameworks for cryptocurrencies. Notably, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has shown himself very supportive of the crypto sector while there are opposing Democratic efforts aimed at regulating them tightly. According to Ryan Selkis, the CEO of Messari Crypto Research firm, Trump voiced strong backing of the crypto industry although details about his policy stance still remain sketchy.

Additionally, Trump announced last month that he will be accepting donations in cryptocurrencies for his presidential campaign ahead of the US elections in November.

Moreover, the Financial Innovation and Technology for the 21st Century (FIT21) Act recently passed through the House Representatives with significant backing by Democrats. This could signal a change of attitudes towards legislative frameworks governing virtual currencies within the US Congress.

The industry’s careful hopefulness is tempered by the uncertainty of the regulatory field. Still, approving Solana ETFs would not only be a significant achievement for Solana, but it would also represent the wider affirmation and inclusion of cryptocurrency in conventional finance.

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Written by Silvia Pavlof

Silvia has explored various forms of writing, ranging from content creation for social media to crafting movie scripts. Drawing on her experience as a journalist specializing in the gambling sector, she is currently investigating the impact of cryptocurrencies and blockchain on traditional gambling and iGaming.