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SEC Requiring Time to Authorize Bitcoin ETF Makes “Perfect Sense” States Bitwise, Even Gold Took a While
2,500 of the world’s foremost investment professional descended on Hollywood this week to talk exchange-traded funds (ETFs). While much of the discussion between the who’s who on Wall Street was centered around traditional vehicles, talk surrounding Bitcoin (BTC)  and cryptocurrency products came to light. In an interview with CNBC’s Bob Pisani, a leading representative of…
CBOE May Have Withdrawn Bitcoin ETF Filing to Prevent Automatic Rejection
The advent of a U.S.-based, fully-regulated Bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded fund (ETF) has long been a hope for crypto’s most fervent dreamers. Yet, these dreams, deemed quixotic by most, was quashed on Wednesday, as reports arose that the foremost cryptocurrency ETF application was withdrawn from the care of the (partially-defunct) U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).…
Winklevoss Twins: If Bitcoin ETF Approval Takes 6 Years, So Be It
Among other things, 2018 was a tough year for Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs) applications. Regulatory entities overseeing such proposals quickly quashed the crypto industry’s dreams, denying applications left and right. Yet, the showrunners behind a denied ETF proposal, Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, believe they have the chops to continue pushing for a green light, in…
Japan Checks Out Bitcoin ETF however Need for Item is Strange
Japan’s financial watchdog could embrace exchange-traded funds that track the value of Bitcoin and similar digital asset classes, Bloomberg reported. The Financial Services Agency (FSA), according to an anonymous source, has been exploring Bitcoin ETFs on the sidelines of its disapproval of the Bitcoin futures and Ethereum derivatives. The agency has clarified that it will…
BitPay CEO: Mass Crypto Adoption Might be Right Around the Corner
It’s no secret that 2018 has been a tough year for the crypto markets, with Bitcoin dropping from highs of nearly $20,000 in late-2017 to recently established lows of $3,200. The market’s poor performance has led investors, analysts, and traders alike to ponder what impetus will be able to drive the markets back to their…
Institutional Investors Still Intrigued? Bitwise Launches Bitcoin and Ethereum Funds
The creator of the world’s first cryptocurrency index fund has launched two liquid beta funds holding bitcoin and ether exclusively to address market demand. The Bitwise Bitcoin Fund and the Bitwise Ethereum Fund are available in two share classes, Institutional Shares and Investor Shares. Bitwise Funds Open to Minimum Investment of $25,000 for Retail Investors…
What Caused Bitcoin to Drop to a Brand-new Annual Low? Aspects and Patterns
When optimists thought it couldn’t get any worse, it did. In the past 24 hours, after ranging between $3,800 and $4,200 for a week, Bitcoin (BTC) was suddenly subject to another spell of bear market fever, as the asset fell under $3,700, $3,600, and $3,500 in quick succession. BTC even established a new year-to-date low…
SEC Commissioner Not Prepared to Authorize Bitcoin ETF, Worries Fester
To say that advocates of crypto are dedicated would be putting it lightly. Since Bitcoin’s earliest blocks, true innovators have discovered value in the crevices of the cryptocurrency world, finding it logical to latch onto this nascent industry in times of despair and euphoria alike. While this zealous faith in this decade-old innovation has taken many…
Dogecoin Developer: Bakkt, Fidelity, and Bitcoin ETF Are Bad for Cryptocurrency
Jackson Palmer, the founder of the cryptocurrency Dogecoin, has discussed what he calls the “re-centralization” of the cryptocurrency markets, and notably criticized the direction the industry is heading. Growing Shift Away from Decentralization in Cryptocurrency Industry In a recent opinion piece published in Diar, Palmer begins his Op-Ed, titled “The Institutionalization of Cryptocurrency is a…
VanEck’s Chief Strategist Eyes Multi-Billion Dollar Financial Investment in Bitcoin ETF
The launch of the first Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) could witness the space attracting as little as a few billion dollars, predicted Gabor Gurbacs. The director of Digital Assets Strategy at VanEck made the bullish prediction during an interview with CNBC Crypto Trader hosted by Ran Neuner, while explaining the possible outcomes from a successful…