Crypto-lawyer tweetstorm pours cold water on VanEck/SolidX bitcoin ETF hopes

A noted crypto-commentator has given a gloomy outlook on the chances of VanEck/SolidX's ETF proposal getting the thumbs up in February. One of the big cryptocurrency narratives of 2018 has been the initial expectation, and eventual disappointment, surrounding the US Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) approval of a bitcoin Exchange Traded Fund. Su...
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The Week: Nasdaq BTC Futures, Hashrate Falls, Bitcoin ETF Discussions

  Last week saw numerous important and positive institutional and regulatory announcements. Ohio announced it will allow companies to pay taxes with bitcoin, VanEck and Nasdaq partner to launch bitcoin futures and two bitcoin addresses were sanctioned by OFAC. Bitcoin's dominance fell from 53.9% where it was a week ago, to 53.5%. The total cry...
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Bitcoin ETF Seekers Met With SEC Monday In Latest Pitch for Approval

  Members of VanEck, SolidX and the Cboe BZX Exchange met with U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) staff earlier this week to present a new argument on why the bitcoin market is ready for an exchange-traded fund (ETF). In the latest push to convince the regulator to approve a rule change which would open the door for the country's fi...
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The wave of institutional money waiting to enter crypto and what might really happen

  If you have read my previous articles, you'll already suspect that I am being sarcastic in the heading. Sorry, yes I am. I'll also apologize beforehand for a slightly 'opinionated' piece here. I am writing this article not as a new point, because currently, despite the fast pace of crypto trading, there are no new points to make, but as a re...
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4 ETF Drawbacks Potentially Hindering Future Bitcoin Growth

  A lot of industry experts have high hopes for Bitcoin ETFs. These investment vehicles are primarily designed to attract more institutional investors, assuming such a vehicle ever gets approved. At the same time, there are several downsides to ETFs which could hinder the long-term growth of the Bitcoin industry. 4. Intraday Price Concerns In ...
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Looking Past ETFs, What Will Bring Institutionalised Investors to Bitcoin?

  Ever since the Winklevoss Twins first penned a Bitcoin-ETF proposal for the SEC, there has been a lot of excitement but also trepidation around this institutionalized product. Many in the space believe that a Bitcoin ETF will open the floodgates in terms of new institutionalized money coming into the market. However, the SEC, as the gatekeep...
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What Does The Bakkt Physical Futures Announcement Mean For Investors?

In early August, the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), an American company that operates 23 regulated exchanges and marketplaces across the world, announced that it would launch a cryptocurrency startup called Bakkt . The New York Stock Exchange-owning entity, backed by Microsoft and Starbucks, wanted to create a safe global environment for trading ...
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Ethereum [ETH] futures contract upcoming: Could this pave the road for an ETF?

BOE Global Markets, the company behind launching Bitcoin [BTC] futures last year, has reportedly revealed that they would be launching a futures market for Ethereum [ETH] as well. One of the sources revealed to Business Insider that the product might be ready by the end of this year. Futures contracts are a kind of derivatives that allow investors ...
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ProShares Bitcoin ETFs: Final SEC Deadline Is 23 August 2018; Any Chance of Approval?

  The U.S. SEC's final deadline to approve or deny the two ProShares Bitcoin ETFs (proposal filed in December 2017) is on 23 August 2018. In view of the SEC's second rejection of the Winklevoss Bitcoin ETF, do these two ProShares ETFs have any chance of getting approved? ProShares (a division of ProFunds Group) is one of the largest provider o...
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‘Soft’ Crypto ETF Alternative Now Geared Towards U.S. Investors, Says Bloomberg

  A Bitcoin (BTC)-based exchange traded note (ETN) listed on the Nasdaq Stockholm exchange is now being targeted towards U.S. investors, Bloomberg reports Wednesday, August 15. As many in the U.S. clamor to see a Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) approved by regulators, this so-called "soft" alternative has been trading on the Swedish exchang...
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Owner of New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Is Launching a Cryptocurrency Exchange

  Intercontinental Exchange Inc. (ICE), the parent company of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), is partnering up with Microsoft, Starbucks, and others to launch Bakkt, a solution for buying, selling, storing, and spending digital assets . Introducing Bakkt ICE announced August 3rd that it plans to form a brand new company dubbed Bakkt. The d...
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Fatfish Internet CEO: The Second Wave Rally Is Very Strong, ETF Soon

  The sentiment surrounding this industry is beginning to shift, with many industry leaders and market experts/analysts indicating that they are ready to see another influx of involvement and interest, potentially through an ETF. As reported by Ethereum World News, experts like Tom Lee and Spencer Bogart have stated that the industry's fundame...
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BITCOIN Winklevoss twins’ Bitcoin ETF disapproval doesn’t mean Bitcoin has no value, says SEC

  On 26th July, the U.S Securities and Exchange Commission disapproved a rule change proposed by the Bats BZX Exchange to trade the Winklevoss twins Bitcoin ETF for the second time. On 30th June 2016, the exchange company had filed for a proposed rule change with the States and Exchanges Commission. The proposal for the rule change was rejecte...
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Bitwise Files a Different Breed of Cryptocurrency ETF Proposal

  The SEC is currently looking at multiple Bitcoin ETF propositions. The latest submission is filed by Bitwise, as they seek to introduce an exchange-traded fund for cryptocurrency. Known as the HOLD 10 Cryptocurrency Index Fund, it will focus on a market-cap-weighted index of the top 10 currencies, rather than just Bitcoin. Bitwise Tries a Di...
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Bitcoin ETF Comments Submitted to SEC Overwhelmingly Positive

  On June 26th, 2018, the Cboe submitted a Bitcoin ETF proposal to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. In order to better understand the public sentiment, the SEC publically shared the submitted document with an invitation to comment. The SEC's request for comments was met with much interest; as 210 displayed comments on the SEC websi...
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FN: BlackRock Eyes Bitcoin Futures, Market Reacts to Increased Institutional Interest

The world's largest exchange-traded fund (ETF) provider BlackRock announced the formation of a working group to assess potential involvement in Bitcoin (BTC), Financial News (FN) reports today, July 16. The move furthers a U-turn on BlackRock's previously critical stance towards cryptocurrency. Following in the footsteps of fellow giant Goldman Sac...
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CBOE Global Markets Files New Bitcoin ETF License Application With SEC

  The United States has received another application from CBOE Global Markets . Other applications have unfortunately not been approved, but a Bitcoin ETF appears to have a better change of success. Many of these rejections have occurred as a result of an unregulated market, but the SEC has recently made clarifications. These changes show that...
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Is A Bitcoin ETF Finally Getting Closer To Approval?

  ETF providers hope to have cracked regulators' code for creating the first exchange traded product backed by Bitcoin — but it's going to cost you. Van Eck Associates and SolidX Partners on June 6 filed a request to list a Bitcoin-linked ETP to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund will be physically backed, which means it wil...
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Investment Firm VanEck Attempts New Bitcoin ETF Filing, Aims at Institutional Players

  VanEck and SolidX Partners Inc. have filed a request to list a Bitcoin-based exchange-traded fund (ETF) with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Bloomberg reports June 6. VanEck is an NYC-based investment management firm with $38 bln under management and SolidX is a provider of blockchain software development and financial ser...
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