SEC Member to Criticize SEC

Hester Pierce said "still smothering ETFs with personalized attention as if they were infants" and showed support for Winklevoss's ETF
03 June 2019   1042

Commissioner for the Securities and Exchange Commission of the United States (SEC) Hester Pierce said that her office was too cautious about the approval of exchange-traded funds (ETF) based on cryptocurrency, and called for speeding up the process. Reports about it Financial Times.

Last month, Pierce has already said that the SEC "still smothering ETFs with personalized attention as if they were infants."

At the moment, asset managers who intend to launch an ETF must apply in accordance with the Investment Company Act (1940), which, according to many experts, is quite strict regarding cryptocurrency funds.

Note that Pierce has again showed her supportĀ the Bitcoin-ETF from the Winklevoss brothers, whom the SEC refused last summer.

In May, the agency once again postponed consideration of applications for the launch of Bitcoin-ETF from Bitwise Asset Management and VanEck / SolidX.

Despite this, the NYSE Arca recently submitted to the SEC a request to change the rules for listing securities from an investment bitcoin trust managed by Wilshire Phoenix Funds.

This is not the only company that intends to launch Bitcoin-ETF on the NYSE Arca. On May 9, the SEC received an application from Crescent Crypto Index Services LLC to create an index fund, which should track not only the quotes of the first cryptocurrency, but also Ethereum.

Monex Online Broker to Reward Shareholders With BTC

Crypto will not be received by all shareholders as an additional interest, but only those who have an account on the Coincheck
23 March 2020   259

The Japanese brokerage company Monex Group has announced that it will pay shareholders a small amount in bitcoins as an additional interest at the end of the fiscal year.

Cryptocurrency will not be received by all shareholders of the online broker, but only those who have an account on the Coincheck bitcoin exchange. In addition to the regular payments for the year, these shareholders will receive 500 yen (about $ 4.54) in bitcoins. The fiscal year in Japan ends March 31.

The company acquired Coincheck for $ 33.6 million in 2018, when the platform experienced serious financial difficulties after a massive $ 530 million hack. With the new owner, Coincheck received a license from Japan's financial regulator in January last year. Later, the exchange launched a platform for OTC cryptocurrency trading and announced a platform for conducting IEO.