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The five most important dates for Bitcoin until 2020

The five most important dates for Bitcoin until 2020

The crypto industry is gearing up for an event-packed few months. From the resolution of the New York Attorney General’s injunction against Bitfinex and Tether to the final decisions of the long-awaited cryptocurrency ETFs, here’s a list of some of the most relevant dates in the crypto industry to keep an eye on. Aug. 22: New York Attorney General’s […]

SEC Approves Blockchain Tech Startup Securitize to Record Stock Transfers

SEC Approves Blockchain Tech Startup Securitize to Record Stock Transfers

Securitize, a provider of technology for issuing blockchain tokens, has registered as a transfer agent with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Administration (SEC), a move it says will boost adoption. Announced Wednesday, the registration means Securitize can now act as the official keeper of records about changes of ownership in securities. While that might sound […]

US Regulators Might Be Unnecessarily Delaying Decisions on Cryptocurrency-related Applications

US Regulators Might Be Unnecessarily Delaying Decisions on Cryptocurrency-related Applications

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), an independent, non-governmental regulator for firms offering financial securities in the U.S., has reportedly been reviewing around 40 different broker-dealer applications from crypto-related companies. According to Coindesk, several analysts believe FINRA might be postponing its decision regarding whether to approve certain crypto-related broker-dealer applications. This, as the self-regulatory organization (SRO) […]

TITANIUM BLOCKCHAIN: WHY IT FAILED

TITANIUM BLOCKCHAIN: WHY IT FAILED

On May 22, 2018, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed a complaint against Titanium Blockchain, an Israeli start up in the middle of its ICO at the time. According to the SEC, the firm had violated the commission’s registration and anti-fraud regulations in the process of raising funding from investors. Charged with securities fraud, company founder, Michael […]

Countdown Restarts Tomorrow for SEC Decision on CBOE-VanEck Bitcoin ETF

Countdown Restarts Tomorrow for SEC Decision on CBOE-VanEck Bitcoin ETF

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) may make an initial decision on not one, but two different bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETFs) proposals by April 5. A bitcoin ETF proposal submitted (for a second time) by VanEck, SolidX and the Cboe BZX Exchange is expected to be formally published in the Federal Register Wednesday, kicking off the initial […]

SEC Commissioner Says Bitcoin ETF Will Be Approved ‘Eventually’

SEC Commissioner Says Bitcoin ETF Will Be Approved ‘Eventually’

A commissioner at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) believes a bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) will ultimately be approved. Robert J. Jackson Jr., in an interview published by government-focused news source Roll Call on Wednesday, said: “Eventually, do I think someone will satisfy the standards that we’ve laid out there? I hope so, yes, and I […]

Bitcoin ETF Will ‘Eventually’ Be Approved, SEC Commissioner Says

Bitcoin ETF Will ‘Eventually’ Be Approved, SEC Commissioner Says

In a soon-to-be-published interview, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Commissioner Robert J. Jackson Jr. has recently revealed he expects a Bitcoin Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF) to “eventually” be approved, as a proposal is set to satisfy all of the regulator’s requirements. According to a tweet published by Adjunct Professor at NYU Stern Drew Hinkes, Jackson believes it’s a […]

CBOE refiles the VanEck/SolidX Bitcoin ETF proposal to SEC

CBOE refiles the VanEck/SolidX Bitcoin ETF proposal to SEC

CBOE resubmitted its joint proposal with VanEck and SolidX to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, to launch the first U.S. Bitcoin exchange-traded fund. The digital asset strategist/director at VanEck, Gabor Gurbacs, took to Twitter to make the announcement. Gabor [email protected] The VanEck SolidX Bitcoin ETF proposed rule-change has been submitted by CBOE. Hard work […]

SEC Official Who Oversaw Crypto Cases Leaves for Law Firm Jones Day

SEC Official Who Oversaw Crypto Cases Leaves for Law Firm Jones Day

Shamoil T. Shipchandler, a former regional director at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) who oversaw several high-profile crypto cases, has left the agency for the global law firm Jones Day. Shipchandler led a team of around 140 enforcement attorneys, accountants, investigators and compliance examiners in the SEC’s Fort Worth, Texas office, the regulator […]