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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

Surprise! SEC Stays Rejection of Bitcoin ETFs Pending Review

An SEC decision to disapprove the listing of several Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs) on the New York Stock Exchange(NYSE) has been stayed pending review. Commissioner Hester Pierce announced the stay yesterday on Twitter. The SEC had ruled the day before to deny a rule change… Read More

SEC Rejects Two More Bitcoin ETF Proposals; “Should Not Send the Wrong Signal to Manipulators”

The SEC has rejected the Cboe BZX Exchange’s request for a rule change to allow it to trade long and short Bitcoin Futures ETFs (exchange-traded funds). The Cboe applied in January for the rule change that would allow its GraniteShares Bitcoin ETF “Long Fund” and… Read More

In Bitcoin ETF Quest, Custody Looms as a Significant Issue

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) pumped the brakes once again this week on firms offering Bitcoin based ETF. While these exchange traded funds have the potential to expand a far wider audience to the digital asset class, so far regulators have been hesitant to… Read More

SEC Delays Another Decision on a Bitcoin ETF Until Late September

The SEC (Securities Exchange Commission) announced yesterday that it will take a full 90 days to decide on a rule change that may permit VanEck SolidX to take a Bitcoin ETF to market. The latest request for a rule change came from the Chicago Board… Read More

Here is the SEC Order that Shut Down the Winkelvoss Bitcoin Trust ETF

The Winkelvoss Bitcoin Trust ETF was denied the ability to publicly trade today by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The order filed by the SEC was part of an ongoing saga that stems from way back in 2016 when Bats BZX Exchange requested a… Read More

As SEC Denies Winkelvoss Bitcoin ETF, Commissioner Hester Peirce Publishes Dissent on Commission’s Decision

Commissioner Hester Peirce has slammed the Securities and Exchange Commission’s decision to deny trading of the Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust on Bats BZX Exchange in a public statement. Peirce stated; “I am concerned that the Commission’s approach undermines investor protection by precluding greater institutionalization of the… Read More

Crypto ETF: VanEck and SolidX Partner on “Physically Backed Bitcoin ETF”

VanEck, a New York based asset manager, has announced it will partner with SolidX to list a “physically-backed bitcoin ETF” (exchange traded fund). The proposed ETF will be insured against loss or theft of bitcoin. VanEck was first to file for a 40-Act Bitcoin ETF… Read More

First “Cryptocurrency ETF”: Huobi 10 Index Opens Subscription

Huobi Group announced the launch of the Huobi 10 Index last week. The index is designed to track ten different digital assets to thus provide a diversified product for investors. HB10 says it aims to improve the liquidity of digital assets and diversify the trading with… Read More

The SEC is Reviewing Whether to List Bitcoin ETFs on CBOE

The Securities and Exchange Commission filed an “Order Instituting Proceedings” to determine if they should approve the listing of shares of the GraniteShares Bitcoin ETF and the GraniteShares Short Bitcoin ETF on the CBOE BZX Exchange. This is similar to a process that was initiated last… Read More

Here is the SEC Letter by Dalia Blass, Director Division of Investment Management, Expressing Concern about Cryptocurrency Related Holdings

Bot the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Commodities Future Trading Commission (CFTC) have been dedicating additional resources towards cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin, and the hot initial coin offering market. Today, the CFTC released two reports regarding enforcement actions against crypto-related fraud.  Simultaneously, the… Read More

Soon to be the Norm: Bitcoin Based ETFs Expected to Trade on CBOE, NASDAQ & NYSE

Multiple securities filings have cropped up on the Securities and Exchange Database regarding applications to trade Bitcoin based Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs).  The applications to trade ETFs follows the launch of Bitcoin based futures contracts that kicked off earlier this month. An example would be… Read More

NYSE Files with the SEC to List Two Bitcoin ETFs

Multiple reports are indicating the NYSE (NYSE:ICE) has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission to list to Proshares Bitcoin ETFs. CNBC said the funds would track the Bitcoin Futures contracts trading on the CBOE and CME. Both contracts only recently launched. Brown Brothers Harriman… Read More

SEC Denies Another Bitcoin ETF

Three groups have been vying to become the first SEC-approved bitcoin ETF. A bitcoin ETF would essentially create a publically traded bitcoin index by creating a trust that is entirely funded by bitcoins. The trust would then issue shares which can be purchased by the public… Read More

Denied: Here is the SEC Order Denying the Winkelvoss Bitcoin Trust

The Bats BZX Exchange filed a proposed rule change to list and trade shares of the Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust. Yesterday, the SEC issued an order denying the request thus halting what could have been the first ETF designed to track Bitcoin. The news jarred the… Read More

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