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Pepperdine University professor agrees that the Securities and Exchange Commission is “acting arbitrary and capricious.”


Tom Lombardi, an assistant lecturer of Digital Asset Finance at Pepperdine University, said he concurs with Grayscale CEO Michael Sonnenshein when he claimed that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) was “acting erratic and fanciful” while responding to their dismissal note.


Grayscale Bitcoin Trust as of late got its application to switch over completely to a Bitcoin trade exchanged store (ETF) dismissed by the SEC. Lombardi analyzed another public trust which has the SEC’s endorsement.

In his contention, the Aberdeen Standard Palladium ETF Trust (PALL) is like the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (GBTC). The trust structure like GBTC hold’s a genuinely upheld product with a controlled prospects market on CME Group however no managed spot market.


The SEC noted in their dissatisfaction notice that there are potential wellsprings of misrepresentation and cost control with the spot Bitcoin market and the “shortfall of observation imparting consent to a directed spot market.” Lombardi contended that there is no managed spot market, and PALL has no reconnaissance sharing understanding all things considered. In a way that would sound natural to him:

Bitcoin (BTC) and palladium have comparative qualities like exorbitant cost unpredictability, with exchanging markets divided around the world. Their market capitalization is separately $366 and $336 billion. Moreover, their interest has surpassed new inventory, pushing costs to quiet down.

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