Ethan L. Silver was featured in both American Banker and Interactive Investor, commenting on the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) reticence to approve new cryptocurrency, despite encouraging more discussion. Silver states that: “the practical realities are that there has been a lot of meetings and discussions that have yielded little progress." He agrees with SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce that the Howey Test – used by US regulators to determine what should be considered a security – is “overly broad.” Silver asserts that until the SEC provides clarity on how digital assets should be custodied under its existing rules, a bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) will never be approved.