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    Crypto Biz: Ripple takes the high road, Jan. 20–26

    Ripple’s ongoing battle with the SEC isn’t stopping the blockchain payments company from carving out a stronger position in the market. Blockchain payments company Ripple (XRP) made it abundantly clear this week that it’s not letting its feud with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) hold back its business plans. On Wednesday, the… More

  • sec-rejects-application-for-fidelity’s-wise-origin-bitcoin-trust-spot-etf
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    SEC rejects application for Fidelity’s Wise Origin Bitcoin Trust spot ETF

    The regulatory body said any rule change in favor of approving the ETF would not be aimed at preventing “fraudulent and manipulative acts and practices” nor would it necessarily “protect investors and the public interest.” The United States Securities and Exchange Commission has disapproved asset manager Fidelity’s Wise Origin Bitcoin Trust spot exchange-traded fund (ETF)… More

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    The SEC has issued $2.4B in crypto-related penalties since 2013

    According to a new report, the SEC has launched a total of 97 actions against crypto players since 2013, 20 of which happened in 2021 alone. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has issued a total of approximately $2.35 billion in penalties against participants in the digital asset marketplace since 2013 according to a Jan… More

  • sec-advisory-committee-member-calls-agency-to-open-for-public-comment-on-crypto-regulation
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    SEC Advisory Committee member calls agency to open for public comment on crypto regulation

    “This open call for comment is the only way to appropriately crowdsource this issue and appropriately develop a digital asset regulation Genesis Block,” said J.W. Verret. Associate law professor and member of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Investor Advisory Committee J.W. Verret is calling for the government agency to open for public comment in regards… More

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    SEC chair has a new senior adviser for crypto

    Corey Frayer has worked as a staff member of the Senate Banking Committee as well as a senior policy adviser for some members of the House Financial Services Committee. United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) chair Gary Gensler has added a new staff member who will offer advice related to crypto policymaking and interagency… More

  • law-decoded:-bitcoin-exchange-traded-funds-are-put-on-the-spot-again,-nov-29–dec.-6
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    Law Decoded: Bitcoin exchange-traded funds are put on the spot again, Nov. 29–Dec. 6

    The Securities and Exchange Commission’s continued resistance to spot Bitcoin ETFs draws industry players’ ire. Do you remember the time when a fleeting mention of Bitcoin, stablecoins or even central bank digital currencies by a top-ranking government official was considered major news all over the cryptoverse? Feels like it’s been forever. As we find ourselves… More

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    SEC rejects WisdomTree’s application for spot Bitcoin ETF

    The Cboe BZX Exchange used the examples set by CME’s crypto futures products in its argument for approval, but the SEC rejected them. The United States Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, has officially disapproved asset manager WisdomTree’s spot Bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded fund (ETF) after deferring on a decision several times this year.According to a… More

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    SEC open meeting on Dec. 2 to include crypto panel discussion

    The SEC is opening discussion on crypto and blockchain technology with regard to American investors. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, announced Wednesday the title of the upcoming crypto panel for its Dec. 2 Investor Advisory Meeting will be “Helping to Ensure Investor Protection and Market Integrity in the Face of New Technologies.”… More

  • sec-rejects-vaneck’s-spot-bitcoin-etf-as-btc-price-falls-below-$63k
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    SEC rejects VanEck’s spot Bitcoin ETF as BTC price falls below $63K

    The SEC claimed any rule change in favor of approving the ETF would not be “‘designed to prevent fraudulent and manipulative acts and practices” nor “protect investors and the public interest.” The United States Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, has officially disapproved asset manager VanEck’s spot Bitcoin exchange-traded fund months after the firm submitted… More

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    BREAKING: BlockFi files for physically-backed Bitcoin ETF

    The Securities and Exchange Commission is scheduled to rule on another spot Bitcoin ETF application from VanEck by Nov. 14. Cryptocurrency lending firm BlockFi has filed paperwork with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, to launch a physically-backed Bitcoin exchange-traded fund, kicking off what’s expected to be a big week for the… More

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    Crypto breaks Wall Street’s ETF barrier: A watershed moment or stopgap?

    With the Bitcoin ETFs, investors won’t have to deal with hot/cold storage decisions, crypto exchanges, fraud, etc. “Convenience does the magic here.” A lot of excitement radiated out of New York this week with the launch of the first Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) sanctioned by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. The ProShares Bitcoin… More

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