Tag Archives: ETF

Blockchain Payments’ Mass Adoption Is 3-5 Years Away, Says BitPay CEO

The CEO of crypto merchant platform BitPay Stephen Pair stated that speculation on future adoption drives Bitcoin’s (BTC) price more than “actual utility,” in an interview on CNBC Dec. 13. Speaking on the reasons behind Bitcoin’s current value, compared to its historic price highs, Pair told reporters: “A very big component of the [Bitcoin’s] price is certainly speculation.… Read More »

US Congressman Offers to Fund Mexican Border Wall Using Blockchain, ‘Wall Coins’

Ohio Republican Congressman Warren Davidson suggested raising money to build a wall on the border with Mexico using blockchain, in an interview on NPR Dec. 12. Davidson, who is known for his pro-crypto initiatives, spoke on NPR’s Morning Edition with host Steve Inskeep about the the United States president’s recent threat to shut down the government if Congress… Read More »

Institutional Investors Still Interested? Bitwise Releases Bitcoin and Ethereum Funds

The creator of the world’s first cryptocurrency index fund has launched two liquid beta funds holding bitcoin and ether exclusively to address market demand. The Bitwise Bitcoin Fund and the Bitwise Ethereum Fund are available in two share classes, Institutional Shares and Investor Shares. Bitwise Funds Open to Minimum Investment of $25,000 for Retail Investors and $1 Million… Read More »

What Caused Bitcoin to Drop to a New Yearly Low? Factors and Trends

When optimists thought it couldn’t get any worse, it did. In the past 24 hours, after ranging between $3,800 and $4,200 for a week, Bitcoin (BTC) was suddenly subject to another spell of bear market fever, as the asset fell under $3,700, $3,600, and $3,500 in quick succession. BTC even established a new year-to-date low in the recent… Read More »

‘Don’t Hold Your Breath,’ Waiting for Bitcoin ETF Says SEC ‘Crypto Mom’

A commissioner of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said ‘not to hold your breath’ waiting for a Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) at the Digital Asset Investment Forum held in Washington D.C. Dec. 5. Hester Peirce, dubbed “Crypto Mom” by the community for her dissent with the SEC’s decision to reject a Bitcoin ETF proposed by Cameron… Read More »

SEC Delays Decision on Bitcoin ETF, Sets Deadline for Late February

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has again postponed its decision on a Bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded fund (ETF), according to an official document published Thursday, Dec. 6. The SEC set the new deadline for Feb. 27, 2019 in order to further review the rule change proposals to list a Bitcoin ETF by investment firm VanEck and… Read More »

Pro-Crypto SEC Commissioner: Don’t Wait on Bitcoin ETF, Could Take Days or Years

Advertisement Since early 2018, the approval of a Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) has become the catalyst of the next bull run of crypto to the mind of many investors in the market. A Bitcoin ETF could certainly increase the liquidity of the dominant cryptocurrency in the U.S. market as it would allow both institutional and retail investors to… Read More »

Europe Leads the Way With Crypto Exchange-Traded Products

Switzerland leads the way with ETPs, as the United States remains bogged down in its latest regulatory battle

Opinion: Why Bitcoin Will Be Just Fine

Several key events will take place on the digital money market next year that can seriously affect the situation in the crypto and Bitcoin community. In 2018, the prices of cryptocurrencies have been continuously decreasing, and Bitcoin (BTC) 00 has already fallen in price by 80% from $20,000 to $4,000. The total capitalization of the blockchain industry has decreased… Read More »

SEC Commissioner Not Ready to Approve Bitcoin ETF, Worries Fester

To say that advocates of crypto are dedicated would be putting it lightly. Since Bitcoin’s earliest blocks, true innovators have discovered value in the crevices of the cryptocurrency world, finding it logical to latch onto this nascent industry in times of despair and euphoria alike. While this zealous faith in this decade-old innovation has taken many forms over the… Read More »