Will SEC and CFTC Ever Come to a Compromise?

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Will SEC and CFTC Ever Come to a Compromise?

Konstantin Rabin, financial expert and crypto enthusiast, takes a look at how regulatory institutions are different in terms of Bitcoin regulation and whether they will come to an agreement at all.

Will SEC and CFTC Ever Come to a Compromise?

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Gladius Gets Reprieve from the SEC and Returns its ‘Unregistered ICO’ Cash

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Gladius Gets Reprieve from the SEC and Returns its ‘Unregistered ICO’ Cash

Gladius Network LLC self-reports to the SEC for overseeing an unregistered ICO enabling them to avoid penalties provided that they pay all the investors who request for a refund.

Gladius Gets Reprieve from the SEC and Returns its ‘Unregistered ICO’ Cash

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The State of Wyoming Passes Three Bills for the Crypto Industry

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The State of Wyoming Passes Three Bills for the Crypto Industry

The new bill by Wyoming classifies digital assets as property while legalizing its uses in other blockchain-based financial services.

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45 Days Left for SEC to Decide on CBOE-VanEck Bitcoin ETF

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45 Days Left for SEC to Decide on CBOE-VanEck Bitcoin ETF

On April 5th, 2019, the SEC will have to announce their decision to either approve, deny or extend the decision-making period on Cboe/VanEck/Solid X’s Bitcoin ETF.

45 Days Left for SEC to Decide on CBOE-VanEck Bitcoin ETF

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Fake Satoshi Nakamoto Craig Wright Rats Out Ethereum Trying to Cheat CFTC

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Fake Satoshi Nakamoto Craig Wright Rats Out Ethereum Trying to Cheat CFTC

The alleged creator of the world’s first cryptocurrency, Dr Craig Wright ignites the fierce competition between Bitcoin and Ethereum blockchain making his contribution to the CFTC’s callout.

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CME’s Duffy: Crypto Needs to Brown-Nose Governments to Succeed

Over the past year, crypto has struggled from a price standpoint. Thus, many investors that are looking to “HODL” have sought the light at the end of the tunnel that is institutional participation. But, one Wall Streeter, who has expressed some semblance of support for Bitcoin, recently claimed that this facet of the ecosystem just isn’t there yet.
CME CEO “Not Sure” Bitcoin Bottom
Since Bitcoin fell off the public’s radar in mid-2018, most incumbents of the legacy world have shut their trap, so to speak, regarding the subject matter. But, Terry Duffy’s interview on Bloomberg TV took a turn for crypto on Thursday.

In response to an inquiry from a Bloomberg host regarding if the value of the flagship cryptocurrency has established a bottom, the CME Group chief executive noted that he’s “not quite sure,” likely accentuating that he doesn’t keep up-to-date with this whole ecosystem.
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Duffy’s hesitant response on this matter comes as a number of analysts claim that Bitcoin has further to fall.
As reported by NewsBTC previously, Murad Mahmudov, a partner at Adaptive Capital, recently claimed that Bitcoin could find “steady support” at an MA300 of around ~$2,400. However, the prominent analyst made it clear that Bitcoin could “wick down” to as low as MA350~400 in the $1,700 range, “due to past patterns and how particularly overstretched the 2017 bubble was.”
Other made similar remarks. One crypto commentator recently noted that if history rhymes, BTC could fall to as low as $750 by mid-year, citing fractals and technical analysis.
Then again, some have been more optimistic. Leading researcher Filb Filb recently explained that there are  “staggering pre-halvening similarities [between] 2015 [and] 2019.” More specifically, he noted that if the price action seen in 2015’s bubble plays out today, BTC will bottom in the coming weeks, before embarking on a strong rally heading into 2020’s halving event.
Crypto Needs Governments To Succeed
On the matter of his futures product, Duffy stated that from the perspective of the CME, it just wanted to list Bitcoin in a controlled manner to appeal to regulators. That led him to his next point about institutional involvement. The investor noted that the “bottom line” is that until global governments start to accept cryptocurrencies, whether it be Bitcoin, XRP, Ethereum, or even JP Morgan’s own digital asset, it will be “very difficult for the major commercials to come into this space” in a gung-ho fashion.

Thus he determined that for cryptocurrencies, or any other nascent market for that matter, to succeed, the ecosystem surrounding them will need to gain approval from governments.
While strides are being made, such as through statements of support from the U.S. SEC’s Hester Pierce or other pro-crypto moves, this is more than likely an uphill battle.
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Luxembourg Introduces Legal Framework for Blockchain-Based Securities

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Luxembourg Introduces Legal Framework for Blockchain-Based Securities

The new legal framework mandates companies to register their securities offerings over the blockchain before distribution to investors.

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STO Issuers Would Likely Need to Register as Public Companies Under the Securities Exchange Act

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STO Issuers Would Likely Need to Register as Public Companies Under the Securities Exchange Act

Here’s a look into the growing popularity of Security Tokens and the regulatory path for the token issuers lying ahead.

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SEC to Clarify ‘Overly Broad’ Regulation for Crypto Token Sales

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SEC to Clarify ‘Overly Broad’ Regulation for Crypto Token Sales

The crypto-darling SEC commissioner Hester Peirce is explaining delays in a regulatory toolset for token offerings as she mobilizes financial authorities to work on a deliberate approach to digital assets.

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Bitcoin ETF is Just a Matter of Time, Says Prominent Wall Street Advisor Ric Edelman

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Bitcoin ETF is Just a Matter of Time, Says Prominent Wall Street Advisor Ric Edelman

According to Ric Edelman, the founder of Edelman Financial Engines, ETFs will eventually meet the demands of the SEC and get the Commission’s approval.

Bitcoin ETF is Just a Matter of Time, Says Prominent Wall Street Advisor Ric Edelman

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Bakkt Is Our ‘Moonshot Bet’ Says ICE CEO, Plans to Launch the Platform Later This Year

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Bakkt Is Our ‘Moonshot Bet’ Says ICE CEO, Plans to Launch the Platform Later This Year

ICE CEO Jeff Sprecher talked about how his team is working diligently for the launch of Bakkt and why he continues to hold utmost faith in Bitcoin.

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Leaked Interview with Hopeful SEC Chief: Bitcoin ETF is on the Horizon

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Leaked Interview with Hopeful SEC Chief: Bitcoin ETF is on the Horizon

SEC Commissioner Robert J. Jackson recently did an interview with Congressional Quarterly, a publishing company who report primarily on the United States Congress, where he expressed views that an SEC-approved Bitcoin ETF is inevitable.

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HSBC Whistleblower Falciani to Launch a Clean and Ethical Crypto Token for Regulators

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HSBC Whistleblower Falciani to Launch a Clean and Ethical Crypto Token for Regulators

The HSBC whistleblower wants to help regulators to fight illicit use of cryptocurrency through his anti-fraud crypto token called Tabu.

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Shutdowns and Ascents: Will the Political Crisis in the US Give a Boost to the Crypto Market?

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Shutdowns and Ascents: Will the Political Crisis in the US Give a Boost to the Crypto Market?

While the notorious US deadlock is officially over, it hardly affected the whole crypto industry and now the new scenarios urge companies look for faster and more reliable ways to attract funding. Here’re the most promising alternatives.

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A Look at Some of the Biggest Stories Happening in the Crypto World

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A Look at Some of the Biggest Stories Happening in the Crypto World

In this guest post, Max Hasselhoff, integration engineer from Bytecoin and long-standing crypto enthusiast, takes a look at some of the biggest stories happening in the sphere of crypto technology integration.

A Look at Some of the Biggest Stories Happening in the Crypto World

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