SEC says it’s coordinating with FBI to investigate ‘compromised’ ETF tweet


The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced it was coordinating efforts with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to investigate a tweet released from its X account on Jan. 9.

In a Jan. 10 statement, the SEC reiterated that a Jan. 9 tweet claiming that the commission had approved spot Bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded funds in the United States was “unauthorized” and not “drafted or created” by SEC officials. SEC chair Gary Gensler published an X post claiming the official SEC account had been “compromised” by an unnamed party.

According to the SEC, it planned to investigate the tweet with the FBI and the commission’s Office of the Inspector General. The commission warned the public that any filing approving a rule change allowing the listing and trading of a spot Bitcoin ETF would be posted to its website.

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