U.S. SEC Delays Decision on VanEck’s Bitcoin ETF Until February 2019

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has postponed its decision to approve or disapprove the VanEck/SolidX bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF). Per an official document published by the agency, the new deadline to review the VanEck proposal has been shifted to February 27, 2019, which the regulator claims would afford it the time needed to review the potential rule change further. The SEC stipulates that the commission must either approve or disapprove a proposal no later than “180 days after the date of publication of notice of the filing of…

Don’t Wait on Bitcoin ETF, Could Take Days to Years

Since early 2018, the approval of a Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) has become the catalyst of the next bull run of crypto to the mind of many investors in the market. A Bitcoin ETF could certainly increase the liquidity of the dominant cryptocurrency in the U.S. market as it would allow both institutional and retail investors to securely and efficiently invest in the asset class without running in conflict with local regulations. However, according to pro-crypto U.S. Securities and Exchange Commissioner (SEC) Hester Peirce, the approval of a Bitcoin ETF…

Does VanEck Bitcoin ETF Address the Concerns of SEC Chairman on Manipulation?

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn CCN is expanding. Are you our next full-time journalist from the West Coast USA? Send us your CV and examples here. Earlier this week, US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Jay Clayton said at a conference in New York that to approve a Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF), the SEC needs to see a market that is free of manipulation. Clayton stated: “What investors expect is that the trading in that commodity that’s underlying the ETF is trading that makes sense, is free from the risk or significant…

Crypto ETF Could Launch Bitcoin Price to $20,000 in 2019: BitPay COO

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn With Thanksgiving now in the books and the calendar just days away from turning the page to December, most bitcoin bulls are conceding defeat in regard to their 2018 crypto market predictions. However, the new year is just around the corner, and BitPay COO Sonny Singh believes that 2019 could bring good tidings to the bitcoin price. Speaking during an interview on Bloomberg TV, Singh said that he believed that the crypto market would likely turn a corner at some point during the first two quarters of…

Could Switzerland’s Crypto ETP Make a Bitcoin ETF More Likely?

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn This week, SIX Swiss Exchange, Switzerland’s principal stock exchange based in Zurich, approved the listing of a crypto exchange-traded product (ETP) with the ticker “HODL.” Like the Coinbase Index and Bitwise Hold 10, Amum ETP represents the value of five cryptocurrencies that include Bitcoin (BTC), Ripple (XRP), Litecoin (LTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), and Ethereum (ETH). Investors in the Amun ETP will hold a basket of cryptocurrencies that meet the requirements and criteria set forth by the investment firm. “Unlike actual assets such as stocks or gold, an…

Bitcoin ETF Could Attract Billions in New Investment: VanEck

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn A bitcoin ETF could attract billions of dollars in new investments, so the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) should treat pending proposals as an opportunity to regulate the crypto market, said crypto exchange-traded fund advocate Gabor Gurbacs. Gurbacs, the director of Digital Assets Strategy at VanEck, made this claim during an interview with CNBC Africa’s Crypto Trader. The comments came in the wake of VanEck’s persistent requests to the US securities regulator to approve their bitcoin ETF proposals. The SEC so far has rejected nine similar proposals,…

In the Race for a Bitcoin ETF, Wall Street Has Plenty of Hurdles to Clear

In the latter half of 2018, few developments have occupied crypto investors’ headspaces like the industry’s indefatigable pursuit of a bitcoin exchange traded fund (ETF). This conversation lay largely dormant since the two brothers’ first attempt was rejected by the U.S. securities regulator in March of 2017. But the Winklevosses reignited the conversation when their second attempt at an ETF was shot down by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in July of this year.  With the buzz back, the prospect (or failing prospects) of a bitcoin ETF have…

Bakkt to Lead Bitcoin Recovery, Feb 2019 ETF Denial Crashes BTC: Analyst

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Alex Krüger, a well-recognized cryptocurrency trader and technical analyst, has said Bakkt will lead the recovery of Bitcoin throughout 2018 and the first quarter of 2019. But, Krüger explained that the rejection of the Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) filing of VanEck, SolidX, and Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) will lead to the crash of Bitcoin, possibly back down to the $6,000 support level and in worst case scenario, to the $4,000 region. “Possible outlook for BTC: First, bull run on BAAKT & renewed ETF approval narrative early…

5 Reasons Why VanEck’s Bitcoin ETF Will Likely be Approved by SEC

At a meeting with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) commissioner Elad L. Roisman, representatives from SolidX, VanEck, and CBOE presented five major reasons why the commission should approve the Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) filing of VanEck and SolidX. VanEck, an investment management firm headquartered in New York that has decades of track record in the traditional finance sector and hundreds of ETFs filed under its name, outlined the following points the SEC should consider in approving its Bitcoin ETF: There now exists a significant regulated derivatives market for…

Will Bitcoin Drop in Price? or is ETF Hype Rising Again

The premium on Bitcoin Investment Trust (GBTC), a publicly tradable Bitcoin instrument operated by Grayscale Investment, a $2 billion cryptocurrency fund and subsidiary of Digital Currency Group (DCG), has dropped by 10 percent in the past week. Tyler Jenks, the president of Lucid Investment, who operated as an analyst in the traditional finance sector for over 4 decades, stated that the decline in the premium on GBTC is attributable to two major factors: a potential drop in the price of Bitcoin or a shift in interest from GBTC to exchange-traded…