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SEC Chair Clayton on Bitcoin ETFs: Market Manipulation and Custody Still a Concern

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chair Jay Clayton has told a reporter at CNBC that manipulation in crypto markets remains a concern and that there is “still work to be done” before the Commission can approve Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETFs). Clayton told Bob… Read More

Van Eck SolidX Proceeding with Bitcoin ETF Offering to Institutional Investors Outside US

Van Eck and SolidX have announced they will commence selling shares in their Bitcoin Trust to qualified institutional buyers outside the US in coming days. The companies have been working to for more than a year to obtain a green light from the SEC to sell… Read More

TOKE: Cannabis Focused ETF Launched by Cambria on Cboe

The Cannabis sector is smoking hot. The initial euphoria of legalization in Canada and multiple US state has pushed individual Marijuana focused companies to all time highs. Cambria Investment Management is capitalizing on this rush by launching a new exchange-traded fund: Cambria Cannabis ETF. The… Read More

CrowdBureau Partners on New Fintech ETF that Tracks Crowdfunding & Peer to Peer Lending Platforms

CrowdBureau has partnered with Amplify to create a new Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) that targets the Fintech sectors of peer to peer lending (marketplace) and crowdfunding. The LEND ETF corresponds to the CrowdBureau Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Lending & Equity Crowdfunding Index (the Index). The Index is comprised… Read More

Van Eck Bitcoin ETF Proposal Delayed Again as SEC Seeks Specific Feedback from the Public

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has once again delayed Van Eck/Solid X’s application (for a rule change) to sell shares for a Bitcoin-based exchange-traded fund (ETF) on the Cboe’s BZX exchange. The request for a rule change to enable the Van Eck Bitcoin… Read More

SEC Delays Decision on Bitwise Bitcoin ETF Proposal, Seeks Comments From Interested Parties

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has granted itself more time to consider a request for a rule change that would allow Bitwise Asset Management to list a Bitcoin ETF product. Bitwise is a subsidiary of ICE, owners of the New York Stock exchange… Read More

Bitwise Presentation to SEC Provides Insight into BTC ETF Push as Well as Bogus Crypto Exchange Marketplace

In March, Bitwise Asset Management pitched their case regarding the creation of a Bitcoin ETF to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). While providing a compelling argument as to why the SEC should move forward with their ETF, the presentation also provided some interesting insight… Read More

Two Firms Forced by SEC to Drop Term “Blockchain” From ETF Product Names

The recent proliferation of themed ETF offerings- up five-fold 2014 to 2018- is leading to careful scrutiny of product names by the SEC, Bloomberg reports, and at least two firms, Amplify and Reality Shares, appear to have been required to drop the term “blockchain” from… Read More

CoinMarketCap Admits it Has Data Accuracy Problems Regarding Crypto Exchange Reporting

Cryptocurrency market data aggregator CoinMarketCap.com, a reported “top 500″ cryptocurrency website, has admitted that concerns about the accuracy of data on its site recently expressed in an ETF affiliated document at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC )”are valid,” Bloomberg reports. In order to reduce… Read More

Reality Shares Fiat and Bitcoin Futures ETF Filing Withdrawn After One Day at SEC’s Request

Exchange-traded fund provider Reality Shares has withdrawn its application to have its proposed “Reality Shares Blockforce Global Currency Strategy ETF” approved by the SEC- one day after the request was initially filed, Bitcoin.com reports. According to the “request for withdrawal,” the demand was made at… Read More

SEC Commissioner Peirce Responds to Statements by Commissioner Jackson Regarding Crypto ETFs

Earlier this week, SEC Commissioner Robert Jackson spoke to Roll Call about the potential for Bitcoin or crypto-based Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs). Jackson said he is of the opinion that someone will eventually satisfy the standards the SEC have established. But he also added the caveat… Read More

VanEck Withdraws Bitcoin ETF Proposal at SEC

VanEck has withdrawn it’s its SEC application for a rule change that would allow the company to list a Bitcoin ETF on the Cboe exchange. According to the relevant release from the SEC, VanEck first filed for the rule change on June 20th of last… Read More

Bitwise Announcing Filing For New Bitcoin ETF

Bitwise Asset Management, a provider of cryptoasset index and beta funds, announced on Thursday it has filed an initial registration statement on Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) relating to a new proposed physically held bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF). According to Bitwise, the… Read More

Japan Regulators Deny They’re Considering Approving Bitcoin ETF

Regulators from the Japanese Financial Services Agency today told Cointelegraph Japan that, contrary to information provided by an anonymous source to Bloomberg, the agency is not contemplating approving Bitcoin ETFs in Japan right now. According to an FSA source to Cointelegraph: “We are not considering… Read More

SEC Delays VanEck Bitcoin ETF Decision until February

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has granted itself an additional 60 days to consider allowing a rule change that would permit the Cboe BZX exchange and VanEck to list a “SolidX Bitcoin ETF” stock. In so doing, the commission will take the full… Read More

Bear Market or Not: Nasdaq Moving Forward on Plans to Sell Bitcoin Futures

Nasdaq is proceeding with plans to list a Bitcoin futures product on its exchange despite Bitcoin’s waning fortunes in 2017, sources to Bloomberg say. Nasdaq hopes to have its Bitcoin futures market up and running by Q1 2018 and is working now to meet expectations at… Read More

Bakkt Delays Launch of Bitcoin Futures Market

The CEO of Bakkt, Kelly Loeffler, has written in a blog post that her company, Bakkt, is delaying the much-anticipated release of its daily Bitcoin futures product and crypto custodial warehouse until January 24th, 2019, “…subject to regulatory approval.” “We’ll continue to update you on our progress… Read More

What If the SEC Approves an ETF for Bitcoin? 

The crypto community is chomping at the bit for the SEC to approve an ETF for Bitcoin, and rightly so. For the uninitiated, an ETF (exchange traded fund) is a common investment vehicle, an index fund which tracks various stock market indexes and trades like… Read More

Stanford-Trained Brazilian Professor Warns SEC Not to Approve Bitcoin ETF

A Stanford-trained Brazilian professor of computer science has left several of the sacred cows of Bitcoin wounded in the field after submitting a systematic take down of several of the coin’s tropes to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). In early July, the SEC… Read More

The Securities and Exchange Commission is Right on Bitcoin ETF

The SEC Rejects Bitcoin ETF Proposals. The SEC has rejected nine more Bitcoin ETF proposals, one of them from a fairly well-established ETF distributor, ProShares.  The ProShares filing was due for comments on Thursday, but the SEC promptly responded a day early, as well as… Read More

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