Are VanEck ‘ETF’ and Bakkt Catalysts to Take Bitcoin to 2019 High Again?

VanEck and SolidX are reportedly selling a “limited version” of a bitcoin ETF after every BTC ETF proposal has been rejected by the SEC. | Source: Shutterstock Primarily targeting institutional investors, VanEck and SolidX are reportedly selling a “limited version” of a bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) after every bitcoin ETF proposal has been rejected by …

Blockstack Paves Way for Blockchain Startup Fundraising with SEC Nod

Blockchain startups have received a dose of clarity on the fundraising landscape, and you can feel the excitement in the air. The U.S. securities regulator has given Blockstack the green light to sell Stacks (STX) tokens in the maiden SEC-approved crypto deal of its kind. The utility token sale will happen via an offshoot of …

Bitcoin in Crosshairs as SEC & DOJ Drop Hammer on Crypto Firm Longfin

By CCN: The “crypto” startup Longfin Corp. got spanked by both the SEC and the DOJ for fraud amid a broader regulatory crackdown on bitcoin-related financial crimes. Specifically, Longfin’s CEO, Venkata Meenavalli, is accused of inflating the company’s revenue by $66 million in order to fraudulently secure a listing on the Nasdaq in 2017. Prosecutors …

US Gov’t to Provide Regulatory Clarity on Crypto, Could Tokens Recover?

Token Taxonomy Act to eliminate cryptos and initial coin offering (ICO) tokens from the scope of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), According to a report released by Kate Rooney, a markets reporter at CNBC, two congressmen — Warren Davidson and Darren Soto — are preparing a bipartisan bill to exclude crypto from the …

SEC Chair Jay Clayton’s Mass Crackdown On Crypto Industry Roil GOP Lawmakers

Jay Clayton, the chairman of the US Securities and Exchange Commission, is coming under fire from Republican lawmakers amid growing concerns over his harsh approach to regulatory enforcement — which critics claim strangles the free market and inhibits technological innovation. In 2018, the SEC launched a massive crackdown on the crypto industry, which has been …

Billion-Dollar Crypto Fund Says 25% of ICOs in its Fund May be Securities

In a newsletter to clients sent on Thursday, Pantera Capital CEO Dan Morehead revealed that one in four initial coin offering (ICO) projects the firm has invested in could be considered as securities under U.S. regulations. Morehead wrote: “While we believe the vast majority of the projects in our portfolio should not be affected, approximately …

As Expected, SEC Delays VanEck Bitcoin ETF Decision Until February 27

The Securities and Exchange Commission delayed making a decision on VanEck’s bitcoin ETF (exchange-traded fund) application until February 27, 2019. The postponement was largely expected, as 2018 draws to a close amid the ongoing crypto bear market. “The Commission finds it appropriate to designate a longer period within which to issue an order approving or …

Phase Two of SEC’s Enforcement is Slow Painful Grind For Crypto

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn According to Kobre & Kim government enforcement defense and securities litigation attorney Jake Chervinsky, the second phase of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)’s enforcement on crypto is a painful and slow grind for the sector. Earlier this week, the US SEC cracked down on Paragon and AirFox, two initial coin …