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SEC Commissioner Warns Investors Against Putting Too Much Hope into Bitcoin ETF

The current state of the cryptocurrency markets is leading investors to place a significant amount of their hope into future products and events, including the potential approval of the VanEck/SolidX Bitcoin ETF that is currently awaiting the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC’s) approval.Despite this, one SEC commissioner who is

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Texas Securities Commissioner Issues Cease and Desist Order to Crypto Investment Firm

The Securities Commissioner of the U.S. State of Texas has issued an Emergency Cease & Desist Order (C&D) against crypto investment firm My Crypto Mine and its principal Mark Steven Royer, published to the regulator’s website Nov. 27.The C&D claims that “sufficient evidence has been found” to substantiate that Royer,

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Ex-SEC Commissioner and Investment Banking Veteran Join Bitfury Team

Blockchain technology firm Bitfury has added an investment banker to its board of directors, and a former U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) member to its advisory board, according to an official company blog post Nov 21.Founded in 2011, Bitfury is recognized as the largest non-Chinese company that develops Bitcoin

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Four Crypto Firms Ordered to Cease and Desist by Colorado Securities Commissioner

Colorado State Securities Commissioner Gerald Rome has issued a cease and desist order to four Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) for allegedly offering unregistered securities, according to an official notice published Nov. 8.The orders come as part of a state operation by the “ICO Task Force” within the Department of Regulatory

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We Should Not ‘Scurry to Keep Pace’ With Fintech, Says CFTC Commissioner

A new commissioner at U.S. regulator the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) repeated called for handling fintech – including blockchain and cryptocurrency – with an “open mind” in a speech Thursday, Oct. 25.Speaking at the 2018 International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) Annual Japan Conference in Tokyo, Rostin Behnam, who

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Did The VanEck SolidX Presentation to New Commissioner Harm Their Bitcoin ETF Ambitions?

Did The VanEck SolidX Presentation to New Commissioner Harm Their Bitcoin ETF Ambitions? October 24, 2018 by Paul de Havilland The VanEck SolidX team has made a bold presentation to newly appointed SEC commissioner, Elad Roisman over their bitcoin ETF ambitions. But did they push it too far? Also see: Elon Musk and

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SEC Commissioner: Bitcoin ETF Applicants Should Focus on Liquidity, Custody, Market Surveillance

Even amid bearish market conditions, the regulatory status of crypto assets remains a hot-button topic, as global governments attempt to discern how to best approach this emerging market.Leading the charge for fair regulation is arguably the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which has done its best to protect investors

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