Bitcoin price exceeded $8000 mark

Another historic maximum reached; is $10000 mark close? 
17 November 2017   870

On the night of 16-17 November, the price of first cryptocurrency exceeded the $8000 and reached another all time high.

Bitcoin price chart
Bitcoin price chart

In just four days, price of "digital gold" was restored after a recent deep dump.

The current capitalization of bitcoin almost reached $ 130 billion; the dominance index is 57.5%. The first crypto currency is still more popular than all altcoins combined. Since the beginning of this year, the price of bitcoin has grown about eight times.

A $7000 mark was reached 2 weeks ago. At the moment of press, average Bitcoin price got corrected and now is $7869.27. 

SEC to Need More Info on BTC ETF

SEC is gathering more input from the public – to date, according to the agency, more than 1,400 comments have been submitted
21 September 2018   170

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced the beginning of a formal process for considering the application for the creation of bitcoin-ETF from the New York companies VanEck and SolidX. Nevertheless, the agency appealed to the community for more information. This is stated in the document published on the SEC website.

Institution of such proceedings is appropriate at this time in view of the legal and policy issues raised by the proposed rule change. Institution of proceedings does not indicate that the Commission has reached any conclusions with respect to any of the issues involved. Rather, as described below, the Commission seeks and encourages interested persons to provide comments on the proposed rule change.

The US Securities and Exchange Commission

At the moment, the SEC received about 1,400 comments.

According to the document, the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) has signed an agreement on the exchange of data on bitcoin transactions, trading and the state of the market with the cryptocurrency trading platform with Gemini.

The agency asked commentators to clarify the position of Gemini in the digital currency market and assess the likelihood of increased volatility at this site in connection with possible trades of bitcoin-ETF.

So, before September 30, the department had to decide on whether to approve, deny or initiate the proceedings. The SEC chose the latter, which is likely to delay the process until the next year.