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Most Respondents File Negative Comments for SEC’s Review of VanEck/SolidX Bitcoin ETF

Multiple respondents have filed comments with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on the latest proposed rule change for the VanEck/SolidX Bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded fund (ETF). Comments to date were submitted between Feb. 13 and March 12.As reported, CBOE’s BZX Equity Exchange — the exchange that would

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SEC’s Senior Advisor for Digital Assets Valerie Szczepanik: Stablecoins May Be Securities

Senior advisor for digital assets at the United States Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC) Valerie Szczepanik reportedly noted that stablecoins could experience issues under current securities laws. Blockchain-related news website Decrypt reported her comments on March 16.Szczepanik, also known as the Crypto Czar, was appointed to the new position

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SEC’s Finhub to Host Public Forum on Blockchain, Digital Assets in May

United States regulator the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced that it is hosting a public forum on distributed ledger technology (DLT) and digital assets this May. The news was revealed in an SEC press release today, March 15.The commission’s Strategic Hub for Innovation and Financial Technology (Finhub)

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US SEC’s Finhub Launches Series of Meetups to With Crypto, Fintech Communities

The Strategic Hub for Innovation and Financial Technology (Finhub) at the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) will host a series of local peer-to-peer (p2p) meetups across the country. The initiative, which aims to engage more actively with the crypto and wider fintech community, was announced via the

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The SEC’s Guidelines and Statements Show That It’s Slowly Learning to Accept ICOs

Initial coin offerings (ICOs) may be less fashionable than security token offerings (STOs) right now, but that hasn't stopped the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) from keeping its beady eye trained firmly on them. Ever since it published its investigation into the decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) in July

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Official: U.S. SEC’s Bitcoin ETF Verdicts Will Determine South Korea’s Crypto Attitude

South Korea Waits On SEC Rulings The race for the launch of Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs) has been an onerous one. Since the first proposal was plopped on the desk of American regulators, hopefuls and investors at large have hoped that a crypto-linked ETF would make it through the hoops. While

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CFTC Official Argues Against SEC’s Grounds for Disapproving Bitcoin ETFs

Brian Quintenz, a Commissioner at the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), has argued against the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) grounds for not approving a Bitcoin (BTC) exchange traded fund (ETF). Quintenz made his remarks during a panel at the BiPartisan Policy Center in Washington D.C. on Feb.

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Crypto Is Among SEC’s Top Examination Priorities for 2019

Cryptocurrencies are one of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) top examination priorities this year, according to an official statement announced by the commission Dec. 20.In the SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) recent report, digital assets — specified as  cryptocurrencies, coins and tokens — are

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