Bitcoin ETFs Will Either Launch Or Die This October, SEC Confirms

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) must approve or disapprove at least two Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs) this October. 2-Month Countdown To Bitcoin ETF Decision In filings released August 12, the SEC chose to postpone final judgement on three ETFs it is currently considering. The offerings, sponsored by VanEck/SolidX, Bitwise and Wilshire Phoenix, all […]

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Cryptocurrency Space Needs Room To Grow: SEC Commissioner

Speaking on the topic of cryptocurrency regulation, U.S. Securities and Exchange (SEC) Commissioner Hester Peirce says the crypto space requires some leeway for innovation. SEC Shouldn’t Stifle Cryptocurrency Innovation Speaking during the Bakkt Digital Asset Conference, ‘crypto mom,’ as Peirce is affectionately dubbed within the industry called on regulators to allow room for digital innovation. […]

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US Couldn’t Ban Bitcoin –

Yesterday saw yet another U.S. Senate Banking Committee hearing on regulatory frameworks for digital currencies and blockchain. Libra got another bashing, and Chairman, Mike Crapo, surmised the U.S. “couldn’t succeed” in banning Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies even if it wanted to. Good Start For Bitcoin, Bad For Facebook Crapo introduced the hearing on a positive note for […]

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Bitcoin Price Inaction, India Ban, and Sanction Busting –

The United Kingdom gained a new Prime Minister this week, voted for by Conservative party members. But will Boris be bad for Bitcoin? Or perhaps cause prices to rise? Maybe Boris isn’t the answer to all our questions and we should be looking elsewhere… like the rest of the weeks news, for instance. Bitcoin Price: Down But […]

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Russia: Crypto Won’t Receive Money Status Anytime Soon

Russia won’t officially legalize digital currencies in the near future, according to the conclusions of the participants of a “round table” dedicated to crypto regulation. Issuance of Anything Besides Ruble is Still Illegal On Thursday, July 25, a panel of Russian officials and experts discussed the regulation of cryptocurrency. The event was hosted by the […]

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Good News For Bakkt? NYDFS Announces Crypto-Licensing Division

The New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) yesterday announced the creation of a new division for licensing crypto-businesses. The ‘Research and Innovation’ Division will supervise and license virtual currencies, address financial inclusion through technology, protect consumer data rights, and encourage innovation in the financial services marketplace. A New ‘BitLicense’ Division Four years ago, NYDFS introduced […]

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Weekly Digest: Bitcoin Price, Libra Hearings And More

Yesterday, the world celebrated the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing. But did the week’s crypto news give any indication of ‘When Moon?’ for Bitcoin? Bitcoin Price: Another Week Of Consolidation So it’s been another week of consolidation for bitcoin price, which is never a bad thing long term. Let’s have a look at […]

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$73M Of Bitcoin Pulled From Bitmex Following Probe Reports –

Bitmex has seen net outflows of $73 million worth of Bitcoin in 24 hours. This followed reports that the CFTC was investigating the exchange for allegedly servicing US traders. Panic Leaving Or Business As Usual? The outflows were first reported in a tweet from London-based Token Analyst. Most of the listed exchanges (Binance, Bitstamp, Bittrex, […]

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Iran Formally Allows Bitcoin Mining Despite Trading Ban

Iran will adopt a strangely paradoxical stance on Bitcoin as it legalizes mining while maintaining a ban on trading.  Central Bank: Bitcoin Mining ‘Should Be Done’ According to local media outlet Press-TV and others, Iran’s central bank plans to allow cryptocurrency mining some legal freedom following an uncertain few months.  As Iran battles increased US […]

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