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Bitcoin ETF Could Actually Be on Horizon Says Prominent Investing Firm

Bitcoin users had lost hope of having an Bitcoin ETF when the Winklevoss twins' application was rejected. However, the CEO of ARK Investment Management feels that a Bitcoin ETF may only be a year or two away.ETFs matterSome may debate the utility of having a Bitcoin ETF when it would be more profitable to hold Bitcoins instead. By holding Bitcoins directly, you get the benefit of price appreciatio

Coinbase Under Investigation for Ethereum ‘Flash Crash’

Featured The Commodity Futures Trading Commission is investigating Coinbase for an Ethereum “flash crash” that occurred in June. During the crash, the ETH exchange rate plummeted down in an instant, but quickly regained its price. According to Bloomberg, Ethereum dropped from trading at $317.81, down to 10 cents in a split second.


Following Ether Flash Crash, US Watchdog Investigating Coinbase for Margin Trading

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has set in motion an investigation into a flash crash of Ethereum on Coinbase’s exchange to determine what role leveraging might have played in the plunge.This past June, on Coinbase’s GDAX exchange, Ethereum suffered a precipitous drop, falling to 10 cents from $317.81 in milliseconds before quickly recovering.The agency is investigating a number of fa

SEC Will Not Review ETFs Based on Exchange Traded Bitcoin Derivatives Until They Exist

Regulation The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has told leading gold fund management firm VanEck that it will not review the firm’s registration statement for a Bitcoin ETF. The “VanEck Vectors Bitcoin Strategy ETF” seeks to invest in U.S. exchange-traded bitcoin derivative products, which are currently unavailable.

U.S. Regulators and Blockchain Advocates to Discuss ICO Implications on October 12

Regulation The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) declared this summer that initial coin offering (ICO) tokens were subject to federal securities laws. Just recently, the regulatory agency announced that it would hold an investor advisory committee meeting on October 12 to discuss the implications of blockchain technology for securities ma


CFTC Files First Case Regarding Against Bitcoin Fraudsters

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has filed its first-ever charges against a Bitcoin investment corporation. The company, Gelfman Blueprint, Inc. (GBI), owned by Nicholas Gelfman of Brooklyn, New York, has been accused of fraudulent statements regarding Bitcoin investments.The company apparently had been running a Ponzi-scheme from 2014 through 2016, telling investors that it had cr

Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission Issues Statement Regarding ICO Regulations

Regulation Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has issued a statement regarding ICO regulations. The SFC states that digital tokens that comprise securities are subject to the securities laws of Hong Kong.Also Read: Japanese Cryptocurrency Exchange Btcbox Enters Hong Kong Bitcoin MarketsHong Kong Will Adopt Western Styled


Lawyer at Firm Advising Winklevoss Twins Tapped as SEC’s ETF Regulator

Dalia Blass of the Ropes & Gray law firm has been tapped to head the SEC’s Division of Investment Management which regulates, and approves or disapproves, exchange traded funds (ETFs). Blass’ firm, Ropes & Gray, represents the Winklevoss twins in their efforts to create a Bitcoin ETF.The SEC famously rejected two Bitcoin ETF proposals earlier this year, citing largely unregulated marke


ICOs Take Centre Stage, But Current Crop of ICO Platforms Unsuitable

Our London Correspondent Nick Ayton aka the Sage of Shoreditch looks closely at the rapidly expanding ICO market and the recent developments that are taking centre stage and about to reshape the sector as the institutional money gets ready to step in...It’s a BOOMing business for some…There are 100 ICOs planned for September 2017 and another 100 planned until the end of 2017. The list is growi

Bitcoin ETF Filed with SEC by Leading Gold Fund Manager Vaneck

Finance Investment management firm Vaneck has filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to list and trade a bitcoin ETF. However, the “Vaneck Vectors Bitcoin Strategy ETF” will not hold actual bitcoin. Instead, it will invest up to 25% of its value in U.S. exchange-traded bitcoin derivative instruments.Also read: Rus