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VanEck and SEC says, Bitcoin ETF Could Attract Billions in New Investors

The director of Digital Assets Strategy at VanEck, Gurbacs made claim in his interview with CNBC Africa’s Crypto Trader. The SEC so far has rejected nine similar proposals, citing concerns about manipulation and market surveillance in the crypto spot market.  The comments came in the wake of VanEck’s persistent requests to the US securities regulator to …

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SEC Charges Ether Delta Founder With Operating an Unregistered Exchange

  According to the SEC’s order, EtherDelta is an online platform for secondary market trading of ERC20 tokens, a type of blockchain-based token commonly issued in Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs). The order found that Coburn caused EtherDelta to operate as an unregistered national securities exchange. According to the regulator, EtherDelta founder Coburn …

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Van Eck/ Solid X Says Bitcoin Exchange-Traded Funds Will be Approved ‘No Time Soon’

The SEC has previously voiced their concerns to Van Eck/SolidX with regard to their Bitcoin ETF proposal. The potential ETF issuers have now answered the commission and are awaiting further instruction. Founded in 1945, Cantor Fitzgerald focuses on institutional equity, fixed income sales, and trading. The company reportedly has over 5,000 institutional …

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SEC Launches FinHub to Communicate With Industry

The SEC, is an independent federal agency responsible for protecting investors from fraud schemes, has been trying to regulate the crypto market in the U.S. However, due to the decentralized nature of cryptocurrencies and lack of federal regulatory framework, the agency’s purview has been significantly limited: the SEC had issued numerous …

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CFTC Chairman Gary Gensler: ICOs Should be Considered Securities

Former chairman of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), Gary Gensler said that most tokens sold through Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) should be classified as securities. When asked whether blockchain technology should be regulated, Gensler asserted that “we should be technology-neutral.” He continued, stressing the necessity to ensure investor …

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