SEC to Extend the BTC-ETF Decision Period to September 30

The price of VanEck SolidX Bitcoin Trust shares was set at $ 200,000, which means that the new ETF will be primarily targeted at institutional investors
08 August 2018   1806

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has extended the decision-making period for the application for the launch of Bitcoin-ETF, filed jointly by New York companies VanEck and SolidX. This is stated in a document published on Tuesday, August 7, on the Commission's website.

Initially, it was assumed that the meeting of the Commission, at which officials will decide on changes in the rules of trade at the Chicago Stock Exchange (CBOE), where the fund should be traded, will be held on August 10. However, this date has now been postponed to September 30.

The application VanEck and SolidX was filed on June 6. If approved, VanEck SolidX Bitcoin Trust will be immune from theft and loss of access to funds. It will also be tied to a new index from Van Eck, which instead of exchanges will collect the price of bitcoin from US-based over-the-counter (OTC) platforms.

The price of VanEck SolidX Bitcoin Trust shares was set at $ 200,000, which means that the new ETF will be primarily targeted at institutional investors.

Earlier, a source in the SEC, who wished to remain anonymous, made it clear that the agency was interested in approving this application.

PBoC to Continue Anti-Crypto Propaganda

The regulator published a warning in its WeChat account called “Protection of the rights and interests of consumers of financial services”
23 March 2020   308

The People's Bank of China has returned to criticism of cryptocurrencies amid a worsening economic situation in the world.

On March 22, the regulator published a large-scale warning in its WeChat account under the heading “Protection of the rights and interests of consumers of financial services”. It describes three ways in which cryptocurrency service providers can mislead consumers.

First of all, the amount of fraud transactions with bots is serious. The average turnover rate of the top three overseas crypto currency exchanges is much higher than that of foreign licensed exchanges. Second, market manipulation exists in these exchanges where forced leveraged trading eventually causes the exchanges to explode. Third, money laundering is a big issue.

 

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In addition, the Chinese Central Bank calls the opinion that Bitcoin may serve as a protective asset, erroneous. The regulator indicates its high volatility and recommends that citizens not follow the example of other investors and refuse to participate in cryptocurrency trading.