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Inside Cboe’s Bitcoin ETF Plans

Category: Bitcoin, Exchange, Finance, News, Regulation

Inside Cboe’s Bitcoin ETF Plans

Months after announcing the industry’s first Bitcoin futures, Cboe Global Markets (Cboe) now aspires to become the first to list a Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF). While the company still has to get a final nod from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), speculative reports are suggesting that it’s only a matter of time till Cboe succeeds in persuading the…

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SEC Issues new Warning about Cryptocurrencies and IRA Fraud

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Business, Finance, Investment, News

SEC Issues new Warning about Cryptocurrencies and IRA Fraud

A growing number of individuals are moving their investments to self-directed individual retirement accounts in the hopes of building a better “nest egg” for their retirement. In doing so, however, they might be putting their funds in jeopardy, according to August 13, 2018 reports from the SEC. The Booming IRA Industry According to the executive director of the Retirement Industry…

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The SEC Stalls, Bitcoin Drops, but Dan Morehead Stays Optimistic

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, Exchange, Finance, Investment, News

The SEC Stalls, Bitcoin Drops, but Dan Morehead Stays Optimistic

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) delayed its decision that would allow bitcoin to be considered an exchange-traded fund (ETF) which prompted Dan Morehead of the hedge fund Pantera CEO to state that investors are overreacting to the news of a delay on August 8, 2018. The Power of the ETF The CEO stated in an interview with CNBC’s Fast…

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Pumps and Dumps of Cryptocurrencies: An Old Scam Made new

Category: Altcoins, Crime, Exchange, Finance, News, Regulation

Pumps and Dumps of Cryptocurrencies: An Old Scam Made new

In sharp contrast to their original mission statement, there are many “pink sheet” or “penny stock” scams that go mostly unnoticed by the SEC and the exchanges. These Microcap Stock Fraud schemes run into the billions annually according to August 8, 2018, reports. Pumps and Dumps Perhaps the first classical “Pump and Dump” scheme on the American stock market exchange…

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SEC Declines Winklevoss Brothers Appeal for Bitcoin ETF

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Development, News, Regulation

SEC Declines Winklevoss Brothers Appeal for Bitcoin ETF

In a three-to-one vote on July 26, 2018, the SEC declined an appeal by the Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust to launch the much-awaited Bitcoin ETF. SEC’s ETF Refusal Among other things in the 92 page statement, the SEC said that the Trust was declined because “[the] exchange [must] be designed to prevent fraudulent and manipulative acts and practices and to protect investors…

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SEC and CFTC May Approve Bitcoin and Ethereum ETFs This Fall

Category: Adoption, Altcoins, Bitcoin, Commentary, Finance, Investment, News, Regulation

SEC and CFTC May Approve Bitcoin and Ethereum ETFs This Fall

Citing two unnamed sources within the SEC and CFTC, ZeroHedge reported on July 24, 2018, that bitcoin and ether ETFs are likely to be approved this fall. This is one of the final steps before these Exchange Traded Funds are listed on the NYSE exchange. Speculative Leaks about U.S. Regulation of Crypto Exchange Traded Funds Sources from both the SEC…

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U.S. House Committees Begin Discussing Cryptocurrencies with SEC

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, News, Regulation

U.S. House Committees Begin Discussing Cryptocurrencies with SEC

Two committees of the American Congress held a public hearing in July 2018 to discuss matters related to cryptocurrencies. They discussed the use of bitcoin as means of payment, general applications of blockchain technology and the necessity of a sound legal framework. There have been several debates and discussions for creating a regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies. Digital currencies such as…

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Coinbase RoundUp: Token Additions, SEC Acquisition, and FINRA Probe?

Category: Adoption, Altcoins, Business, Development, Finance, Investment, News, Regulation

Coinbase RoundUp: Token Additions, SEC Acquisition, and FINRA Probe?

One of the first crypto unicorns in the space, Coinbase, has enjoyed the same volatility native to the sector it represents just this past week. Most notably, the firm announced the potential addition of five new cryptocurrencies, an odd (and apparently unnecessary) declaration regarding confirmation from the SEC and FINRA, and a tacit response from the Ripple community for not…

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Have Institutional Investors Lost the Chance to Make Lambo Money in Crypto?

Category: Adoption, Altcoins, Bitcoin, Blockchain, Business, Finance, Investment, News

Have Institutional Investors Lost the Chance to Make Lambo Money in Crypto?

Bitcoin went on a serious bull run in 2017 and rose over 1,900 percent by the end of the year. Despite that, Wall Street remained largely skeptical on the subject of digital currencies throughout the past year. A few months into 2018, however, institutional investors are now announcing funds dedicated to the new asset class and have been directly investing…

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Coinbase Backtracks on Claims of SEC Security Approval

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Blockchain, Business, News

Coinbase Backtracks on Claims of SEC Security Approval

On July 16, 2018, Coinbase, one of the largest cryptocurrency platforms in the United States, claimed to have received the regulatory nod to acquire three securities companies. However, Coinbase released another statement later, clarifying that it did not receive explicit permission from the SEC or any other government body. In June 2018, a Coinbase blog post confirmed that the company…

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