Tag Archives: Securities and Exchange Commission

Why A Bitcoin (BTC) ETF Might Be Approved in February 2019

A few hours ago, the cryptocurrency and investor communities were notified of the delay by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to rule on the pending VanEck Bitcoin ETF until February 27th. Some have even linked the announcement to the current blood bath in the crypto markets that has the total crypto market capitalization at $108.68 Million with… Read More »

The 6 Big Takeaways From SEC Chair Clayton’s Crypto Remarks

The tea leaves were swirling Tuesday after Jay Clayton, chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, dropped some hints about what regulators in the United States will (and won’t) do in the crypto space in the coming months and years. Clayton gave a fireside chat in front of a packed room at CoinDesk’s Consensus: Invest event in Manhattan yesterday… Read More »

WATCH: SEC Chairman Jay Clayton’s Full Consensus: Invest Interview

What do you get when you put the chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in front of an audience of crypto insiders? An applause line, a word of warning and an analogy about theater tickets. Jay Clayton took the stage Tuesday afternoon at the CoinDesk-organized Consensus: Invest conference in midtown Manhattan. In a lively conversation with investor… Read More »

Bitcoin ETF ‘Definitely Possible,’ SEC Commissioner Confirms

SEC commissioner, Hester Peirce, recently appeared on the ‘What Bitcoin Did’ podcast, confirming that a Bitcoin ETF was definitely possible. ‘I Dissent’ The most notably pro-bitcoin SEC commissioner, Hester Peirce, appeared on the ‘What Bitcoin Did’ podcast at the weekend. Whilst unwilling to describe a future Bitcoin ETF as inevitable, she did confirm it was definitely possible. Peirce… Read More »

There Is No ‘Bitcoin’: What the SEC Doesn’t Get About Cryptocurrency

Edan Yago is the founder of CementDAO, an effort to bring together stablecoins into a unified ecosystem. He previously was the CEO and co-founder of software firm Epiphyte and helped set up the industry associations DATA and the Stablecoin Foundation. The views expressed here are his own. —————————- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has been gone to significant… Read More »

Expect the SEC to Target More Token Exchanges After EtherDelta

The Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) settlement with the founder of EtherDelta is likely the first of many enforcement actions to come against crypto token exchanges. Until recently, the SEC’s scrutiny of the cryptocurrency industry largely focused on projects and teams that raised money through initial coin offerings (ICOs) in possible violation of securities laws. But a person familiar with… Read More »

ICO Misconduct Takes Center Stage in SEC Enforcement Report

Advertisement Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Despite the fact that the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has yet to craft a clear regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies, the agency placed a great deal of emphasis on the space this year, particularly on initial coin offerings (ICOs). The SEC’s Division of Enforcement published its fiscal year 2018 annual report, the second one… Read More »

VanEck Says Bitcoin ETF Concerns ‘Resolved’ at Meeting With SEC

Entities seeking to launch a Bitcoin ETF (exchange-traded fund) met with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) October 23 as one commissioner spelled out the expectations in fresh media comments. 5 Key ‘Issues Resolved’ VanEck, which received a rejection of its ETF application in late August, met with the SEC to discuss its status, producing a supporting document… Read More »

The SEC Sets Deadline to File Comments for or Against Bitcoin ETF Applications

The U.S. Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) is getting ready to review its decisions regarding Bitcoin ETF applications. With this in mind, the SEC is inviting parties or persons to file public statements in support of, or in opposition to, Bitcoin ETFs. This review could affect nine Bitcoin ETF applications. The SEC Gets Ready to Review its Decisions on… Read More »