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Spot Bitcoin ETFs not yet approved in the United States

A false story was published after the official X (formerly Twitter) account from the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) posted a tweet claiming that the regulator had approved spot Bitcoin ETF.

In a Jan. 9 X post, SEC chair Gary Gensler confirmed the commission had “not approved the listing and trading of spot bitcoin exchange-traded products,” despite a tweet from the official SEC X account. News outlets, including Cointelegraph, Blockworks, and Reuters initially reported on the story from the SEC before Gensler’s statement.

This is a developing story, and further information will be added as it becomes available.