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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 Delays Despite Government Shutdown The …

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SEC Ends 2018 Signaling Its Approach to Regulating the Cryptocurrency Markets

Recent actions reinforce the SEC’s commitment to applying traditional securities markets regulation in the cryptocurrency markets. The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC, or the Commission) recently issued a public statement1 and announced five settled orders instituting cease-and-desist proceedings that shed light on how the SEC will continue to apply …

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Gibson Dunn’s SEC Year-In-Review Finds Focus On Cryptocurrency and Cybersecurity

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission building in Washington. Photo by Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM   The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission spent 2018 cracking down on cryptocurrency and cybersecurity issues, according to a new report from lawyers at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. Gibson Dunn’s 2018 Year-End Securities Enforcement Update said the federal …

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SEC Ends 2018 Signaling Its Approach to Regulating the Cryptocurrency Markets | Latham & Watkins LLP

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Cryptocurrency Firm Bitwise Asset Management Files For New Bitcoin ETF With SEC

Bitwise Asset Management, a cryptocurrency index fund provider has recently proposed for a new bitcoin-backed exchange-traded fund (“ETF”) with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) which according to the company will address the regulatory concerns that doomed previous attempts made by different companies. The company made an announcement last …

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Former US congressman criticizes SEC approach to cryptocurrency

Former US Congressman George Nethercutt, a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from 1995 to 2005 and cryptocurrency supporter, is criticizing the current approach of SEC by saying that they are holding back progress and innovation of this vital sector. The founder and chairman of Nethercutt Consulting LLC …

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A Former Congressman Calls On SEC to Declassify Crypto as Securities – Cryptocurrency Regulation

The U.S. ambivalent attitude toward cryptocurrencies is a recurring theme. A former Congressman George Nethercutt Jr. believes it is time for American regulators to make up their mind. He contends that America needs to promote innovation, not obstruct it.  George Nethercutt Jr served as a Republican member of the U.S. House of …

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Bitcoin ETF: SEC is calling for more market surveillance and protections in the marketplace, says Winklevoss

Tyler Winklevoss and Cameron Winklevoss aka Bitcoin billionaire brothers, founders of Gemini, the leading cryptocurrency exchange in the space, spoke about the progress of their Bitcoin ETF, in an interview with Fortune Ledger. They also elucidated on the U.S Securities and Exchange Commission [SEC]’s main concerns with respect to the …

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Cryptocurrency Firm Bitwise Asset Management Seeks SEC Review of New Bitcoin ETF | Burr & Forman

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Could a “Less Volatile” Bitcoin ETF Proposal Convince the SEC?

If 2018 was the year of the crypto crash, 2019 is surely going to become the year of Bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Although 2019 has just started, with a majority of consumers just rejoining the workspace from their holiday hiatuses, cryptocurrency-backed vehicles have already become a hot topic — …

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