Real Time Rates for 6 Cryptos launched by Thomson Reuters

Thomson Reuters is running a cryptocurrency real-time rates: the new service is expected to provide “reliable, real-time information” for 6 crypto coins
15 May 2018   1797

The stated goal is to provide efficiency and clarity for investors within the world trading field. The new Cryptocurrency Real Time Rates are already available over a customized API interface on Thomson Reuters Eikon platform. The app is displaying a trading data from different crypto exchanges including Bitflyer and Bitpoint. Reuters affirms that more trading platforms would be added in the future. 

The announcement comes after a recent Thomson Reuters survey stated that crypto trading by financial firms is likely grow this year. Over 20% of 400 finance firms taking part in the study are deciding about the entering trading crypto assets within 1  year. That means that one in every five of the undisclosed businesses plans to set direct contact with cryptocurrencies in 2018.

Pricing data for the real-time rates will be stated for six cryptocurrencies, which were not mentioned in the report. The start of the service could reveal that Reuters is thinking about the entering the digital asset class on ‎its own market platforms. In December of 2017, the mass media added bitcoin cash (BCH) to Eikon. BCH became only the third cryptocurrency to list on the platform after bitcoin core (BTC) and ethereum. ‎

The latest release follows the announcement from CME Group which is running a daily price benchmark for ‎Ethereum, according to Financial Magnets. The service will be given in partnership with the platform Crypto Facilities.‎ Earlier this year, Thomson Reuters Corp. declared about the launch of a new version of the Marketpsych Indices sentiment data feed, which uses analysis of bitcoin market sentiment.

VanEck & SolidX to Withdraw BTC ETF Application

Bitwise and Wilshire Phoenix' Bitcoin applications are still pending
18 September 2019   180

The bid for Bitcoin ETF launch by VanEck and SolidX, considered the most likely candidate for approval, was withdrawn amid continuing uncertainty from the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

VanEck and SolidX planned to place their Bitcoin ETFs on the Chicago Options Exchange (Cboe). However, as follows from the notification published on Tuesday, on September 13, the latter withdrew the application for a change in the rules, which, if approved, would allow launching the corresponding tool.

Previously, SEC postponed the solution several times at the request of VanEck and SolidX. The last time this happened in August was when the decision on Bitcoin ETFs from Bitwise Asset Management and Wilshire Phoenix was also postponed.

The final deadlines for decision making on Bitwise and VanEck / SolidX applications were on October 13 and 18, respectively. Wilshire Phoenix's decision is due on September 29th.

It should be noted that over the past few years, various companies have sought approval from the SEC to launch exchange-traded funds, but each time the regulator refused. Most often, the reasons for the negative decision were explained by the risks of market manipulations and insufficiently developed market control tools.