SEC approves Valkyrie’s Bitcoin futures ETF, the second this year

    The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has approved Valkyrie’s futures exchange-traded fund (ETF) application. This is the second futures ETF approved by the SEC this year after Teucrium. However, spot ETFs seem unlikely to happen soon without more regulation, recent developments suggest. According to the SEC document published on May 5, the application was…

    SEC targets NFT market

    The US SEC seems to target the NFT market recently. The regulator has been involved in the crypto world to prevent scams, Ponzi methods, and other senseless investments. However, many crypto fans claim that SEC is extremist with its measures. NFT commerce made its debut in 2017 with the Ape monkey collection that promised to…

    Time for regulators. Part 2

    American regulators’ attitude to cryptocurrencies seems to swing back-and-forth like a pendulum. One minute they wish (and act) to ban everything crypto-related as competition to fiat money, the second – they “let go of the reins”. The current swing is towards strengthening government control.   The latest US infrastructure bill introduces the broadest possible characterization…

    Time for regulators. Part 1

    American regulators’ attitude to cryptocurrencies seems to swing back-and-forth like a pendulum. One minute they wish (and act) to ban everything crypto-related as competition to fiat money, the second – they “let go of the reins”. The current swing is towards strengthening government control. In a now typical for the US move, the signal initially…

    SEC rejects Valkyrie, Kryptoin spot Bitcoin ETF proposals

    The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rejected on December 23 two proposals by Kryptoin and Valkyrie investment firms for spot Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Rejecting Bitcoin spot-ETFs, the SEC has also disapproved of any creative products such as leveraged or inverse futures backed ETFs. The most remarkable year for cryptocurrencies yet is coming to…

    US regulator rejects VanEck Bitcoin spot ETF application

    The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has rejected a proposal to launch a spot Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) that would actively track the price of BTC. Cboe BZX exchange had applied back in March; however, the SEC stated that not enough was done to protect investors from fraudulent trading. The Commission says the proposal…