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SEC Commissioner Says Time Is Right for Bitcoin ETFs — 3 Funds Pending

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is currently reviewing three bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs), one of which was filed last week to track the prices of two cryptocurrencies. An SEC commissioner said at the Consensus conference on Monday that the time is right for…

Weekly roundup March 18 – March 22

As bitcoin pushed the upper limits of the $3,000 range this week, headlines came in regarding negative bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) comments, Jack Dorsey recruiting, and more. Catch the details from the past few days: Bitcoin rejects off $4,000 zone of resistance Bitcoin tested the…

Cboe Refiles Bitcoin ETF Proposal: Latest Deadline in Early October

Just a few days after its withdrawal, Cboe has resubmitted the VanEck/SolidX Bitcoin ETF proposal for approval by the Securities and Exchange Commission. The latest possible deadline for approval is now likely sometime in early October.  No Time Wasted Gabor Gurbacs, Director of Digital Assets…

‘We Will Refile and Reengage’ – US Gov’t Shutdown Halts Bitcoin ETF

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has revealed the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) has withdrawn its plans for a Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF). Van Eck: ‘We Will Refile’ Bitcoin ETF A document published January 22 confirms the U-turn, which would have seen fund…

Gov’t Shutdown Freezes SEC Activity, But Bitcoin ETF Date Unaffected

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has frozen all pending administrative proceedings due to the government shutdown. According to a legal expert, however, the Commission is not allowed, by law, to delay the decision on VanEck/SolidX Bitcoin ETF past its current deadline.  No More…

4 Key Bitcoin Dates to Watch For in 2019

With 2018 finally over, the focus now is on what lies ahead for Bitcoin in 2019 after a year-long bear market. Mark your calendars and keep a watch for these events that could have a massive impact on Bitcoin price this year.  2019: The Year…

Bitcoin ETF Approval Chances Down to 10%, Says Legal Expert

Following last week’s delay of the SEC to decide on whether to approve or not the proposed, commodity-backed bitcoin ETF proposal of VanEck and SolidX, legal expert Jake Chervinsky now says that there is a 10 percent chance of its approval.  ‘I Think the ETF…

SEC Final Decision on VanEck Bitcoin ETF Now Set For February

Expectedly, the US Securities and Exchange Commission has once again delayed its decision on the commodity-backed VanEck/SolidX bitcoin ETF proposal. The Commission is left with no room for further delays and the absolute final decision will come on February 27, 2019.  Bitcoin ETF: The Last…

Bitcoin Price Watch: Currency Again Slinks Below $4,000

At press time, bitcoin is off to a poor start in December having slunk down below the $4,000 line once again. Presently, the father of crypto is trading for just over $3,800, marking a nasty $300 fall since our previous price piece. The situation is…

SEC Establishes FinHub to Engage Public on Cryptocurrencies

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced the launch of the Strategic Hub for Innovation and Financial Technology (FinHub) to promote public engagement on fintech-related issues and initiatives, including blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies. SEC Launches FinHub Portal in Connection with the Issuance of Its…

Bitcoin Price Watch: Decisions Delayed and a New Reputation for Tether

A lot’s happening in the bitcoin space. For one thing, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has pushed their decision-making process regarding the VanEck SolidX bitcoin ETF to December. Previously, they had scheduled their decision for September 30 – approximately eight days from now –…