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    Bitcoin ETF Will Be Approved When This Happens: SEC Commissioner

    Bitcoin ETF Will Be Approved When This Happens: SEC Commissioner

    An SEC commissioner who’s a bitcoin skeptic admits the agency is experiencing internal disagreements over how to regulate crypto. However, Robert Jackson says the SEC will be more likely to approve crypto proposals, such as a bitcoin ETF, once the industry matures.

    18 JUNE 2019

    SEC Chairman: Other Market Protections Needed Before Bitcoin ETF Approval

    SEC Chairman: Other Market Protections Needed Before Bitcoin ETF Approval

    United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Jay Clayton said that the regulator needs to feel comfortable with cryptocurrency custody and ensure no market manipulation can take place before approving a crypto exchange-traded fund (ETF). Clayton made his remarks during an interview with CNBC on June 6.

    7 JUNE 2019

    Skeptic’s lens: Not defending crypto anymore?

    Skeptic’s lens: Not defending crypto anymore?

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) sued Kik yesterday, accusing the firm of illegally raising $100 million in an unregistered securities offering in 2017. The filing alleges that Kik, which has never been profitable, sold Kin tokens primarily because of concerns it would run out of money by the end of 2017. Kik was allegedly unable to raise more capital in traditional ways and the token sale was viewed as a “Hail Mary pass” by one of its board members. The SEC is seeking a permanent injunction, a penalty, and disgorgement with interest.

    6 JUNE 2019

    Firm That Saw Stock Boost After Crypto ‘Pivot’ Hit With New SEC Charges

    Firm That Saw Stock Boost After Crypto ‘Pivot’ Hit With New SEC Charges

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed new charges against fintech company Longfin Corp. and its CEO, Venkata Meenavalli, alleging that the company committed fraud when it claimed to bring in more revenue than it had in order to secure an exchange listing for its shares.

    6 JUNE 2019

    Kin Launches $5 Million DefendCrypto Fund to Take on the SEC

    Kin Launches $5 Million DefendCrypto Fund to Take on the SEC

    The Kin Foundation is launching an initiative called DefendCrypto.org with $5 million in order to fund a potential court battle with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the founder Ted Livingston announced on my podcast, Unchained.

    28 MAY 2019

    SEC Again Delays Decision on Bitwise Bitcoin ETF Approval

    SEC Again Delays Decision on Bitwise Bitcoin ETF Approval

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) again delayed a decision on whether to approve or reject a bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) on Tuesday.

    15 MAY 2019

    US SEC Issues Fresh Investor Alert Against Fraudulent Digital Asset Trading Sites

    US SEC Issues Fresh Investor Alert Against Fraudulent Digital Asset Trading Sites

    The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) have jointly issued an alert warning investors against fraudulent websites purporting to operate advisory and trading businesses.

    25 APRIL 2019

    US SEC and FINRA to Discuss Digital Assets at Joint Broker-Dealer Meeting in June

    US SEC and FINRA to Discuss Digital Assets at Joint Broker-Dealer Meeting in June

    Two United States regulators, namely the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), will discuss cryptocurrency at a broker-dealer meeting on June 27. The SEC announced the opening of registration for the event on April 16 on its website.

    19 APRIL 2019

    SEC Required Two ETF Funds to Take Blockchain Off Their Tickers

    SEC Required Two ETF Funds to Take Blockchain Off Their Tickers

    The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) reportedly required two funds to eliminate the word “blockchain” from their monikers, Bloomberg writes April 12, citing sources familiar with the matter.

    15 APRIL 2019

    ‘Regulatory Refugee’ Blames SEC for Crypto Winter

    ‘Regulatory Refugee’ Blames SEC for Crypto Winter

    Pillar founder David Siegel has targeted much of the blame on the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for the flagging performance of the cryptocurrency sector over the past year.

    2 APRIL 2019

    SEC Postpones Decision on Bitwise, VanEck Bitcoin ETF Proposals
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    SEC Postpones Decision on Bitwise, VanEck Bitcoin ETF Proposals

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has delayed making a decision on two bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) proposals earlier this year.

    30 MARCH 2019

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    Bakkt raises Series A at valuation topping $700 million

    Bakkt raises Series A at valuation topping $700 million

    Bakkt, ICE’s yet-to-launch crypto exchange, is being valued at around $740 million following its Series A funding round, sources close to the project tell The Block.

    22 MARCH 2019

    The SEC’s Crypto Czar Is Hitting the Road – And She Wants to Meet You

    The SEC’s Crypto Czar Is Hitting the Road – And She Wants to Meet You

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is going on tour in hopes of meeting with crypto entrepreneurs who otherwise might not engage with the regulator.

    12 MARCH 2019

    SEC’s commissioner believe laws should change for better

    SEC’s commissioner believe laws should change for better

    An attendee was applauded by the audience at the MIT Bitcoin Expo 2019, for asking a panelist a very important question. The question directed to a panelist at the Expo, Hester Pierce, who is the SEC commissioner highlighted the issues faced by mainstream investors in Cryptocurrency with regards to the regulations that surround the participation in retail.

    11 MARCH 2019

    SEC Settles Unregistered Securities Charges Against ICO Issuer Gladius

    Crypto startup Gladius Network LLC has settled charges of running an unregistered securities offering with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the regulator announced Wednesday.

    20 FEBRUARY 2019

    A California asset manager has come up with a clever way to include bitcoin in an ETF

    A California-based asset manager has figured out a way to sneak bitcoin in an exchange-traded fund, and the CEO says it’s the best way to get a crypto fund approved by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

    11 FEBRUARY 2019

    SEC Commissioner Brings another Hope, shares “What Does not Constitute a Security Offering”

    Hester Peirce known as Crypto Mom has yet again spoken in favor of cryptocurrencies. Recently, the leaked interviews of SEC Commissioner gave us hope for Bitcoin ETF approval. Now, Hester Peirce, SEC Commissioner is talking about the most crucial aspect that is “security offerings.”

    11 FEBRUARY 2019

    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.

    8 FEBRUARY 2019

    Bitcoin ETF is inevitable, says sec commissioner

    A Bitcoin ETF is a matter of when, not if, for SEC Commissioner Robert J. Jackson Jr. The Commission’s lone Democrat expects a Bitcoin ETF filing to eventually satisfy all of the required standards set forth by the body.

    8 FEBRUARY 2019

    SEC to Gather Blockchain Data For Major Cryptos

    The Securities and Exchanges Commission is looking for a blockchain analysis firm to provide readable crypto data according to a new tender notice. It says:

    3 FEBRUARY 2019

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