Dubai is hosting 3rd World Blockchain Forum

UAE has announced it is holding 3rd Annual World Blockchain Forum on April 16-17 to discuss topics on blockchain, ICOs, regulation and more
06 April 2018   524

3rd annual World Blockchain Forum will be held in Dubai on April 16-17 at Madinat Jumeirah venue. The 2-day conference will tap into the innovative possibilities of blockchain and disruptive technologies, provides an introduction to ICOs and analyze the impact of cryptocurrencies on the global financial landscape. The focused event limited to only 750 attendees creates a unique environment of opportunities to network, delve deeper into new technologies and investment.

Among the sponsors there are Government of Dubai DMCC, Shopin, Binary Financial and many others. The list of speakers include Moe Levin (Founder at Keynote), Dustin Byington (President of Wanchain), Ola Oudin (CEO & Co-Founder of BitOasis) and others.

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   134

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.