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The SEC Is Opening Its Mind to BTC ETFs

Gary Gensler of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has expressed a certain and sudden openness regarding bitcoin and crypto-based exchange-traded funds (ETFs), though many BTC and crypto analysts aren’t too happy about the situation. Will Bitcoin ETFs Soon Garner Approval? As it turns out, Gensler wants these ETFs to operate under a strict mutual fund rule that dates all the way back to the 1940s. In addition, he has stated that while the agency would be...

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US Judge Grants Ripple Access to Binance Documents in its Battle Against The SEC

Just a few days after filing a motion to receive access to “obtain international discovery” of records belonging to Binance, US Magistrate Judge Sarah Netburn has approved Ripple’s request. The documents should shed some light on the company’s XRP sales made on the exchange. Through its legal team, Brad Garlinghouse, the CEO of Ripple, filed a motion in the Southern District of New York on Monday (August 2nd) to request documents relevant to the ongoing legal case against the...

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SEC Chair Gary Gensler Intrigued by Crypto, Urges for Better Investor Rules

During an interview with Bloomberg, Gensler admitted that he is intrigued by the cryptocurrency space, but that wouldn’t deter him from protecting US investors via enhanced regulations on the market. Being deeply familiar with the blockchain space, as he taught DLT classes at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Gensler was expected to have a straightforward approach when it comes down to regulating the industry when he took charge at the SEC earlier this year. So...

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Hester Pierce Slams SEC For Slow BTC ETF Approval

Hester Pierce – playfully known as the “Crypto Mom” thanks to her loose attitude towards digital currencies – has had it with the government agency she works with – the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) – and all the people in it working to prevent a bitcoin or crypto-based exchange-traded fund (ETF). Hester Pierce: The SEC Is Too Slow Bitcoin ETFs have been all the rage for several years amongst crypto heads. They all think an ETF will be the next revolutionary...

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Block Fi Receives Cease-and-Desist Letter from NJ Regulators

The New Jersey Attorney General’s office has issued a cease-and-desist letter to blockchain company Block Fi to get the firm to end all marketing for its interest-bearing accounts. Block Fi Is at the Center of Some Unwanted Attention According to the letter, Block Fi has been busy selling unregistered securities and violating present securities laws. The company provides interest rates of anywhere between .25 percent and 8.5 percent depending on the amount of money...

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Vegas Mother-Son Duo Alleged of a $12 Million Crypto Ponzi Scheme

The Securities and Exchange Commission obtained a temporary restraining order on a mother-son duo that embezzled more than $12 million from at least 277 investors. Throughout the years, the 86-year-old woman and her 54-year-old son promised to generate income for their clients via investing in securities and cryptocurrencies but instead swindled the funds for themselves. The Deceptive ‘Supercomputer’ The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that it had stopped...

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Robinhood Says Low Crypto Trading Activity Could Cause Revenue Decline in Q3 2021

In its amended initial public filing (IPO) prospectus with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Popular stock trading platform Robinhood revealed that it is expecting its revenue to drop in Q3 2021 as a result of the cool-off in the trading activity of the cryptocurrency market.  Robinhood Expecting Drop in Revenue With Robinhood planning to go public this July, the trading app revealed in a revised SEC filing that a decrease in retail trading activity could...

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Grayscale’s Digital Large Cap Fund Becomes an SEC-Reporting Product

After the Bitcoin and Ethereum Trusts, Grayscale’s Digital Large Cap Fund has also filed and been approved to become an SEC-reporting product. Additionally, the largest digital asset manager has filed three more Registration Statements with the Commission. Grayscale Investments, the large cryptocurrency asset manager, filed a Registration Statement on Form 10 with the Securities and Exchange Commission earlier this year. The company announced on July 12th that the application...

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Senator Warren: The SEC Needs to Regulate the Volatile Crypto Markets

Democrat Senator Elizabeth Warren continues to bash the cryptocurrency space by calling the market “highly opaque and volatile.” Nevertheless, she believes the US watchdog – the SEC – needs to step up and implement a proper regulatory framework to enhance investors’ safety amid their growing demand. Surging Demand for the Opaque Crypto Market It’s not uncommon for those in power to lash out against the decentralized and unregulated nature of the cryptocurrency market....

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SkyBridge Capital’s Bitcoin ETF: The SEC Delays the Decision to August

After the US regulator postponed its decision about VanEck’s BTC ETF attempt, the watchdog has done the same with the application filed by Anthony Scaramucci’s SkyBridge Capital. CryptoPotato reported earlier this year when the global investment company based in NYC, SkyBridge Capital, filed with the SEC to launch a Bitcoin ETF. Should the product be approved, its service provider will be America’s oldest bank – BNY Mellon. Although the watchdog had until July 11th to make...

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