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SEC Wants Second Look at Bitwise Bitcoin ETF Proposal

SEC Wants Second Look at Bitwise Bitcoin ETF ProposalThe U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is reviewing its order issued last week pertaining to a rejected proposal for a bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF). The proposal was filed by NYSE Arca for the Bitwise Bitcoin ETF Trust. Meanwhile, the SEC is also evaluating a proposed rule change for a different type of bitcoin ETF. […]

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SEC Rejects Another High-Profile Bitcoin ETF Proposal

SEC Rejects Another High-Profile Bitcoin ETF ProposalAnother high-profile proposal for a bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) has been denied by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The agency, however, emphasized that the disapproval was not based on whether bitcoin has utility or value as an innovation or an investment. Shares of the Bitwise Bitcoin ETF Trust were to be listed on […]

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Bitcoin ETF: How SEC Exemptions Help Firms Offer Interim Products

Bitcoin ETF: How SEC Exemptions Help Firms Offer Interim ProductsThere are several exemptions the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) offers that allow companies to launch their bitcoin investment products without registration. While waiting for the SEC to approve their bitcoin ETF, some firms have taken advantage of these exemptions to offer an interim product. Also read: Indian Government’s New Report Views Crypto Positively […]

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Regulators Explain Why Bitcoin Futures Are Easier to Approve Than Bitcoin ETFs

Regulators Explain Why Bitcoin Futures Are Easier to Approve Than Bitcoin ETFsCommissioners of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) have come together to discuss their regulatory approaches to bitcoin futures contracts and bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs). The two regulators are also open to collaborating on their oversight of crypto investment products. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, […]

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In the Daily: Cointext Expansion, Keycard Wallet, ETF Withdrawal, PUBG Hackers

In the Daily: Cointext Expansion, Keycard Wallet, ETF Withdrawal, PUBG HackersIn this edition of The Daily we cover the latest international expansion by SMS bitcoin cash wallet Cointext, the new Keycard hardware wallet and the withdrawal of a cryptocurrency ETF proposal. Also, a gang of cyber criminals allegedly used the popular battle royale game PUBG to coordinate stealing millions in cryptocurrency. Also Read: In the […]

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ETF Filed With SEC to Invest in Bitcoin Futures, Bonds, and Mutual Funds

ETF Filed With SEC to Invest in Bitcoin Futures, Bonds, and Mutual FundsA registration statement for a new exchange-traded fund (ETF) that will invest in bitcoin futures among other traditional investments has been filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund’s portfolio will include bitcoin futures traded on the Cboe Futures Exchange and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange as well as sovereign debts and money […]

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SEC Filing for Vaneck Solidx Bitcoin ETF Withdrawn

SEC Filing for Vaneck Solidx Bitcoin ETF WithdrawnCboe BZX Exchange has withdrawn its filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for Vaneck Solidx bitcoin ETF. The U.S. government is currently shut down and the ETF could have been automatically approved had it not been withdrawn. Vaneck says that the withdrawal is temporary as it is actively working to “build appropriate […]

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Bitwise Asset Management Files With SEC for New Bitcoin ETF

Bitwise Asset Management is the latest American financial firm to seek regulatory permission for launching a bitcoin ETF. The company thinks it should succeed in getting the SEC’s approval, which all other applicants have failed to do so far, by utilizing a new model for the instrument. Also Read: UK Crypto Ventures Raised Over $255 […]

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CFTC Chair Explains Why US Has Regulated Bitcoin Futures but Not Bitcoin ETFs

CFTC Chair Explains Why the US Has Bitcoin Futures but Not Bitcoin ETFsThe chairman of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has explained why bitcoin futures have been approved in the U.S. but bitcoin ETFs have not. He also shared his thoughts on the future of cryptocurrencies and how they can potentially solve currency-related problems in as much as two-thirds of the world’s countries. Also read: 160 […]

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SEC Wants Second Look at Nine Bitcoin ETFs

SEC Wants Second Look at Nine Bitcoin ETFsOne day after the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rejected proposed rule changes for nine bitcoin ETFs, the Commission initiated a review of all related decisions. Three rejection orders made on August 22 are now stayed pending the review by the SEC Chairman and the Commissioners. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto […]

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Bitcoin ETFs Rejected Again: SEC Denies 9 Hopefuls in 3 Decisions

Bitcoin ETF Rejections: SEC Shoots Down 7 Hopefuls in 2 DecisionsThe United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has issued three published decisions, covering nine different Bitcoin ETF. Applications put forward by Direxion, Pro Shares, and Granite Shares were rejected along largely the same lines of argument. Also read: Meet Bitmain Founder Jihan Wu: A Most Important Man in Crypto Bitcoin ETFs Denied in Three Published […]

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SEC Postpones Decision on Vaneck Solidx Bitcoin ETF but Previous Concerns ‘Resolved’

SEC Postpones Decision on Vaneck Solidx Bitcoin ETF but Previous Concerns ‘Resolved'The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has extended the time period it needs to make a decision on the Vaneck Solidx bitcoin ETF based on the proposed rule change filed by Cboe BZX Exchange. Meanwhile, the ETF team has submitted to the SEC key changes addressing all concerns cited as reasons for rejecting Solidx […]

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SEC Has No Jurisdiction to Look at Bitcoin for ETF Decision, Admits Commissioner

SEC Has No Jurisdiction to Look at Bitcoin for ETF Decision, Admits CommissionerA commissioner of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has voiced her opinion that the agency overstepped its bounds to reject a bitcoin ETF recently based on the underlying asset, bitcoin. She believes that the role of the SEC is to consider the market for the ETF, not the underlying asset itself. Also read: Yahoo! […]

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Bitcoiners Hope to Have a Friend in Top US Regulator Jay Clayton

Bitcoiners Hope to Have a Friend in Top US Regulator Jay ClaytonBitcoin might have a mole, a sympathetic insider at the highest levels of the US financial regulatory apparatus, if recent ecosystem press accounts are to be believed. According to a US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) meeting transcript, SEC Chair Jay Clayton has privately expressed deep knowledge of cryptocurrencies, including during a heated exchange with […]

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Bitcoin ETF Rejection Sparks Firm’s Public Protest

Bitcoin ETF Rejection Sparks Firm’s Public ProtestSmarting from its bitcoin exchange traded fund (ETF) denial by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Van Eck is pushing back in a formal letter of protest. A public response published on the SEC’s site methodically addresses each concern the regulator used in its rejection: valuation, liquidity, custody, arbitrage, and manipulation. Also read: […]

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Exchanges Round-Up: CME Volume Doubles Q2, Lawyer Predicts SEC Delays ETF Until March

Exchanges Round-Up: CME Volume Doubles in Q2, Lawyer Predicts SEC Delays ETF Until MarchIn recent news pertaining to cryptocurrency exchanges, Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) has revealed that trading volume on its bitcoin futures markets nearly doubled during Q2; lawyer Jake Chervinsky has predicted that the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) may postpone its determinations regarding Vaneck’s proposed bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) until March 2019; and Bitmex […]

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Major Bitcoin ETF Rejected by SEC: One Commissioner Disagrees Publicly

Major Bitcoin ETF Rejected by SEC: One Commissioner Disagrees PubliclyThursday, July 26 might go down as a severe setback for the prospect of bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs). For the second time, the same major trust applying for bitcoin ETF approval was rejected by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). SEC Release No. 34-83723, File No. SR-BatsBZX-2016-30 formally denied the Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust […]

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Bitcoin ETF: Firms Team, Reapply, $200,000 Price Targets Wall Street Institutions

Bitcoin ETF: Firms Team, Reapply, $200,000 Price Targets Wall Street InstitutionsVan Eck and Solid X have teamed, after both failed previously to gain formal regulatory approval for their respective bitcoin core (BTC) exchange traded fund (ETF) proposals, reapplying to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) today. They’re proposing a physically backed bitcoin ETF, the Van Eck Solid X Bitcoin Trust, and it just might […]

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Huobi Creates Its Own Cryptocurrency Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF)

Huobi Creates Its Own Cryptocurrency Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF)Why wait for Wall Street to launch exchange traded funds following the crypto markets? Huobi, the Singapore-headquartered cryptocurrency exchange, has decided to create its own ETF style instrument based on its recently launched index of ten digital assets.  Also Read: This Week in Bitcoin: Digital Money Makes the World Go Round Huobi Index Tracker Fund The […]

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