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The Real Reason Why VanEck Filed the First Solana ETF in the U.S.

Amid the ongoing mass adoption of digital assets led by institutional investors, VanEck, one of the issuers of spot Bitcoin ETFs, has filed the first Solana (SOL) exchange-traded fund (ETF) in the United States. 

According to Matthew Sigel, the head of digital assets research at VanEck US, the firm filed a Solana ETF with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on June 27, Thursday. 

Why Solana ETF Now?

Following the recent approval of spot Ethereum and Bitcoin ETFs in the United States, market pundits believe that it is a matter of time before the SEC approves similar products from the altcoin industry. Moreover, there is a genuine high demand for altcoins by institutional investors seeking to diversify their crypto portfolio.

According to Sigel, the Solana network has grown into a popular web3 ecosystem with nearly $4 billion in total value locked (TVL). With nearly $4 billion in stablecoins market cap, the Solana network has attracted more web3 developers as shown by its vibrant meme coins.

The recent announcement by the US SEC that it will no longer investigate Ethereum for securities law violations has increased the altcoins’ credibility. 

Market Implications

Following the announcement, the SOL price against the US dollar surged more than 9 percent to trade around $149 at the time of this writing. While the final ruling on the Solana ETF will take place in 2025, with a possibility of a new U.S. government, it is now evident that Wall Street is ready for the altcoin industry.

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