Bitcoin is flooding in the midst of trust that the Securities and Exchange Commission is near supporting an exchange-traded fund that incorporates the digital coin.

Bitcoin was exchanging at about $57,500 on Thursday morning, up 5% over the past 24 hours, as indicated by Coinbase information.

The surge could be attached to trusts that the SEC is near supporting a bitcoin fates ETF, research chief Garrick Hileman told.

“There’s growing optimism around a long-weighted bitcoin ETF approval,” said Hileman, who’s also a visiting fellow at the London School of Economics. “There seems to be optimism that it could even happen this quarter.”

Any approval of a bitcoin-related ETF would widen investor openness to the cryptocurrency and send its value taking off, Hileman said.

SEC Chairman Gary Gensler shows up bound to approve a bitcoin futures ETF than an asset that holds bitcoin straightforwardly on the grounds that he has said that principles around fates ETFs give more noteworthy assurances to investors.

A record of resource directors including Cathie Wood’s ARK Invest have applied to list bitcoin futures ETFs lately.

Extra factors sending bitcoin higher may incorporate more prominent administrative examination of other crypto assets like so-called “stablecoins,” which are attached to the worth of monetary standards like the US dollar.

As Federal Reserve Chairman Jay Powell has flagged a likely crackdown on stablecoins, some crypto traders see bitcoin as a more secure bet, Hileman said.

“There’s a lot more noteworthy level of administrative clearness for bitcoin versus other crypto assets,” he said. “You may be seeing streams out of different spaces of crypto with less administrative assurance into bitcoin.”

After a harsh summer where bitcoin fell underneath $30,000, the cryptocurrency has been on a warm streak this fall. Bitcoin is up 27.9 percent over the previous month and is just about $8,000 short of everything time record high from April.

Other cryptocurrencies were likewise up on Thursday. Ethereum had surged 9.5 percent over the past 24 hours to $3,800, while Cardano was up 4.2 percent at $2.21.

Shares of crypto exchange Coinbase, which are frequently related with bitcoin’s price, were up 4.2 percent Thursday.