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Ethereum defied months of bearish sentiment with an 18% price surge, climbing above $3,700. This sudden bullishness seems fueled by speculation of a major shift in US crypto policy – the long-awaited approval of spot Ether exchange-traded funds (ETFs).

A Turn of Tide?

The catalyst for this rally appears to be a report by Bloomberg ETF analysts, Eric Balchunas and James Seyffart. They revealed that the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is urging applicants to expedite their filings, prompting them to dramatically revise their ETH price prediction upwards. Balchunas increased his approval odds from a mere 25% to a much more optimistic 75%.

This newfound optimism is further bolstered by a surge in confidence on Polymarket, a decentralized betting platform. There, the odds of a green light for spot Ether ETFs skyrocketed from 11% to 54%.

Political Pressure and Legislative Development

Balchunas suggests that political pressure might be influencing the SEC's stance. The regulator's previous silence and lack of engagement with ETF applicants paint a different picture. However, recent reports indicate the SEC is requesting updates from exchanges like NYSE and Nasdaq, although official confirmation remains elusive.

The legislative landscape in the US is also sending positive signals. The House of Representatives is considering two pro-crypto bills, the Financial Innovation and Technology for the 21st Century (FIT21) Act and the CBDC Anti-Surveillance State Act. Democrat leaders reportedly refrained from urging members to vote against these bills, which is seen as a significant step forward for the industry. Furthermore, the US crypto industry and lobbyists are heavily backing the FIT21 Act, with 60 companies urging swift passage in a recent letter.

Ethereum's Future Hinges on SEC Decision

The potential approval of spot Ether ETFs would be a game-changer for Ethereum. It could solidify its position as a mainstream asset class and potentially clear up lingering legal uncertainties. 

While the SEC's final verdict is yet to be announced, one thing is clear: their decision will have a profound impact on the entire cryptocurrency market. With growing investor confidence and a shift in the regulatory landscape, Ethereum seems poised for a bright future.

 
 

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4k, 4.5k, 6k, 7.5k, 9k. I don't trade eth, Im a long term hodler. You'll still get 2200 once before it takes off massive. But I believe 4.5kish pre election before any major dump .

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