• Anthony Scaramucci predicts the launch of a Solana (SOL) ETF, suggesting it could be the next big move in cryptocurrency investment.
  • Despite potential regulatory hurdles, Solana’s market position strengthens its candidacy for an ETF.

In a bold statement on social media, Anthony Scaramucci, the cofounder of SkyBridge Capital and a well-known proponent of cryptocurrency, has forecasted the emergence of a Solana (SOL) exchange-traded fund (ETF). With Solana being the fifth-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, valued at approximately $74.3 billion, Scaramucci’s prediction has generated significant buzz within the crypto community.

Earlier today, Scaramucci took to X, formerly known as Twitter, to advise crypto enthusiasts to prepare for the anticipated Solana ETF. His exact words: “We are going to get a SOL ETF,” resonated with many who view Solana as a key player in the blockchain space due to its high-speed transactions and robust ecosystem.

Market Analysts Weigh In

The prediction aligns with recent comments by Brian Kelly, founder and CEO of BKCM LLC, and a prominent CNBC contributor. Kelly highlighted Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Solana as the top cryptocurrencies of the current cycle. This comes on the heels of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approving eleven Bitcoin spot ETFs in January and spot Ethereum ETFs just yesterday, on May 23.

The approval of Ethereum ETFs, which defied bearish expectations, indicates a possible trend toward wider acceptance of cryptocurrency-based ETFs. This could pave the way for other major cryptocurrencies, like Solana, to follow suit, allowing both retail and institutional investors to gain exposure without directly owning the underlying assets.

Regulatory Challenges for SOL ETF

However, launching a Solana ETF is not without challenges. The SEC has previously classified Solana as an unregistered security, which complicates its path to ETF approval. Unlike Bitcoin and Ethereum, which the SEC recognizes as commodities, Solana’s status remains under scrutiny.

Recent developments show that the SEC has been stringent about staking services, which affected Ethereum’s ETF filings until mentions of ETH staking were removed. The regulator’s ongoing actions against exchanges like Coinbase and Kraken for offering staking services further underscore the complex regulatory landscape for cryptocurrencies.

Despite these hurdles, the crypto community remains optimistic. Bloomberg’s crypto and ETF analyst James Seyffart, while skeptical about the demand for altcoin ETFs, acknowledges the growing interest in established altcoins like Solana, even though he believes niche cryptocurrencies like Litecoin and Dogecoin may not see similar demand.


Anthony Scaramucci’s forecast for a Solana ETF signifies a potential milestone for the cryptocurrency market. While regulatory obstacles exist, the precedent set by Bitcoin and Ethereum ETFs offers a promising outlook. Investors and market analysts will be closely monitoring how the SEC navigates the classification of cryptocurrencies like Solana. If approved, a Solana ETF could provide significant momentum, reinforcing Solana’s position as a leading blockchain platform and broadening investment opportunities in the crypto market.

Stay tuned for further developments as the landscape of cryptocurrency ETFs continues to evolve, potentially ushering in a new era of digital asset investment.

By Joadin Maina

Beyond the hype, I untangle the web3 revolution, guiding curious minds through the labyrinth of decentralized possibilities.